Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

by Paul A. Erickson
     
 

This comprehensive anthology offers over 40 readings that are critical to the understanding of anthropological theory and the development of anthropology as an academic discipline.See more details below

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This comprehensive anthology offers over 40 readings that are critical to the understanding of anthropological theory and the development of anthropology as an academic discipline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442606562
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
04/21/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
137,322
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Paul A. Erickson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Saint Mary's University in Halifax.

Liam D. Murphy is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Sacramento.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part One: The Early History of Anthropological Theory

Overview

1. Bourgeois and Proletarians

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

2. The Science of Culture

Edward Burnett Tylor

3. Ethnical Periods

Lewis Henry Morgan

4. The Organic Analogy Reconsidered

Herbert Spencer

5. General Summary and Conclusion [The Descent of Man]

Charles Darwin

6. [Part] III [Civilization and Its Discontents]

Sigmund Freud

7. Introduction [The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life]

Émile Durkheim

8. The Sociology of Charismatic Authority

Max Weber

9. Nature of the Linguistic Sign and Synchronic and Diachronic Law

Ferdinand de Saussure

Part Two: The Earlier Twentieth Century

Overview

10. The Methods of Ethnology

Franz Boas

11. Conclusion [Primitive Society]

Robert Lowie

12. What Anthropology Is About

Alfred Louis Kroeber

13. Introduction [Coming of Age in Samoa]

Margaret Mead

14. The Individual and the Pattern of Culture

Ruth Benedict

15. Structuralism and Ecology

Claude Lévi-Strauss

16. Structuralism in Social Anthropology

Edmund Leach

17. Introduction [Islands of History]

Marshall Sahlins

18. Social Structure

Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown

19. The Subject, Method, and Scope of This Inquiry [Argonauts of the Western Pacific]

Bronislaw Malinowski

20. Rituals of Rebellion in South-East Africa

Max Gluckman

Part Three: The Later Twentieth Century

Overview

21. The Unconscious Patterning of Behavior in Society

Edward Sapir

22. Energy and Tools

Leslie White

23. The Epistemology of Cultural Materialism

Marvin Harris

24. Symbols in Ndembu Ritual

Victor Turner

25. Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture

Clifford Geertz

26. Woman the Gatherer: Male Bias in Anthropology

Sally Slocum

27. Language, Gender, and Power: An Anthropological Review

Susan Gal

28. Knowing the Oriental

Edward W. Said

29. Globalization and Postcolonial States

Akhil Gupta and Aradhana Sharma

30. Introduction [Europe and the People Without History]

Eric R. Wolf

31. The Birth of the Asylum

Michel Foucault

32. The Production and Reproduction of Legitimate Language

Pierre Bourdieu

33. Partial Truths

James Clifford

34. A Crisis of Representation in the Human Sciences

George E. Marcus and Michael M.J. Fischer

35. Theory in Anthropology since the Sixties

Sherry B. Ortner

36. A Critical-Interpretive Approach in Medical Anthropology: Rituals and Routines of Discipline and Dissent

Margaret Lock and Nancy Sheper-Hughes

Part Four: The Early Twenty-First Century

Overview

37. Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy

Arjun Appadurai

38. Developments in US Anthropology since the 1980s, a Supplement: The Reality of Center-Margin Relations, To Be Sure, but Changing (and Hopeful) Affinities in These Relations

George E. Marcus

39. Anthropology and The Bell Curve

Jonathan Marks

40. Counterinsurgency as a Cultural System

David B. Edwards

41. Introduction [Other People's Anthropologies]

Alexandar Bo?kovic and Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Conclusion

Glossary

Sources

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