Key Debates in Anthropology [NOOK Book]


Every year, leading anthropologists meet to debate a motion at the heart of current theoretical developments in their subject, and this book includes the first six of these debates, from 1988 to 1993.
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Key Debates in Anthropology

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Every year, leading anthropologists meet to debate a motion at the heart of current theoretical developments in their subject, and this book includes the first six of these debates, from 1988 to 1993.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203450956
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 10/24/1996
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 660 KB

Table of Contents

General Introduction 1
1988 debate: Social anthropology is a generalizing science or it is nothing 15
Pt. I The presentations 21
For the motion (1) 21
Against the motion (1) 26
For the motion (2) 30
Against the motion (2) 36
Pt. II The debate 41
1989 debate: The concept of society is theoretically obsolete 55
Pt. I The presentations 60
For the motion (1) 60
Against the motion (1) 67
For the motion (2) 72
Against the motion (2) 76
Pt. II The debate 83
1990 debate: Human worlds are culturally constructed 99
Pt. I The presentations 105
For the motion (1) 105
Against the motion (1) 112
For the motion (2) 118
Against the motion (2) 123
Pt. II The debate 129
1991 debate: Language is the essence of culture 147
Pt. I The presentations 154
For the motion (1) 154
Against the motion (1) 159
For the motion (2) 166
Against the motion (2) 171
Pt. II The debate 176
1992 debate: The past is a foreign country 199
Pt. I The presentations 206
For the motion (1) 206
Against the motion (1) 212
For the motion (2) 218
Against the motion (2) 224
Pt. II The debate 229
1993 debate: Aesthetics is a cross-cultural category 249
Pt. I The presentations 255
For the motion (1) 255
Against the motion (1) 260
For the motion (2) 266
Against the motion (2) 271
Pt. II The debate 276
Index 294
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