Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory / Edition 2

Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory / Edition 2

by Paul A. Erickson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 144260090X

ISBN-13: 9781442600904

Pub. Date: 08/23/2008

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

This comprehensive anthology presents 34 readings that are critical to an understanding of anthropological theory and the development of anthropology as an academic discipline.

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This comprehensive anthology presents 34 readings that are critical to an understanding of anthropological theory and the development of anthropology as an academic discipline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442600904
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
08/23/2008
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction xiii

Part 1 The Early History of Anthropological Theory

Overview 3

1 Bourgeois and Proletarians Karl Marx Friedrich Engels 21

2 The Science of Culture Edward Burnett Tylor 29

3 Ethnical Periods Lewis Henry Morgan 42

4 The Organic Analogy Reconsidered Herbert Spencer 51

5 General Summary and Conclusion [The Descent of Man] Charles Darwin 56

6 Introduction [The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life] Emile Durkheim 66

7 The Sociology of Charismatic Authority Max Weber 80

Part 2 The Early Twentieth Century

Overview 89

8 The Methods of Ethnology Franz Boas 99

9 Conclusion [Primitive Society] Robert Lowie 106

10 What Anthropology Is About Alfred Louis Kroeber 114

11 Introduction [Coming of Age in Samoa] Margaret Mead 124

12 The Individual and the Pattern of Culture Ruth Benedict 130

13 The Scope of Anthropology Claude Levi-Strauss 144

14 Structuralism in Social Anthropology Edmund Leach 152

15 Social Structure Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown 165

16 The Subject, Method and Scope of This Inquiry [Argonauts of the Western Pacific] Bronislaw Malinowski 171

17 Introduction [African Political Systems] Meyer Fortes Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard 187

18 Rituals of Rebellion in South-East Africa Max Gluckman 201

Part 3 The Later Twentieth Century and Beyond

Overview 225

19 The Unconscious Patterning of Behavior in Society Edward Sapir 247

20 Energy and Tools Leslie A. White 259

21 The Epistemology of Cultural Materialism Marvin Harris 278

22 Introduction and Critique of the Vulgar Sociobiology [The Use and Abuse of Biology] Marshall Sahlins 289

23 Symbols in Ndembu Ritual Victor Turner 299

24 Thick Description:Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture Clifford Geertz 318

25 Language, Gender, and Power: An Anthropological Review Susan Gal 337

26 Self-Interest and the Social Good: Some Implications of Hagen Gender Imagery Marilyn Strathern 348

27 Introduction [Europe and the People Without History] Eric R. Wolf 370

28 The Birth of the Asylum Michel Foucault 387

29 The Production and Reproduction of Legitimate Language Pierre Bourdieu 403

30 Partial Truths James Clifford 422

31 A Crisis of Representation in the Human Sciences George E. Marcus Michael M.J. Fischer 445

32 Theory in Anthropology since the Sixties Sherry B. Ortner 453

33 A Critical-Interpretive Approach in Medical Anthropology: Rituals and Routines of Discipline and Dissent Margaret Lock Nancy Scheper-Hughes 486

34 Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy Arjun Appadurai 514

Conclusion 525

Glossary 531

Acknowledgements 543

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