An Introduction to Theory in Anthropology / Edition 1

An Introduction to Theory in Anthropology / Edition 1

by Robert Layton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521629829

ISBN-13: 9780521629829

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This introduction to anthropological theory, written for undergraduate students, reviews the ideas that have inspired anthropologists in their studies of societies around the world. It offers a clear and concise analysis of the key theories, past and present, and traces the way in which they have been translated into anthropological debates. It shows how various

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Overview

This introduction to anthropological theory, written for undergraduate students, reviews the ideas that have inspired anthropologists in their studies of societies around the world. It offers a clear and concise analysis of the key theories, past and present, and traces the way in which they have been translated into anthropological debates. It shows how various theoretical perspectives have shaped competing, or complementary, accounts of specific ethnographic finds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521629829
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
253
Sales rank:
1,393,403
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. The idea of a social system; 2. Functionalism; 3. Structuralism; 4. Interactionist theory; 5. Marxist anthropology; 6. Socioecology; 7. Postmodernism and anthropology.

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