Readings for a History of Anthropology Theory / Edition 2

Readings for a History of Anthropology Theory / Edition 2

by Paul A. Erickson, Liam Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551117606

ISBN-13: 9781551117607

Pub. Date: 03/30/2006

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. The readings have broad anthropological appeal, emphasizing cultural anthropology in the North American and European traditions.

Thematic coverage begins with nineteenth-century

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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. The readings have broad anthropological appeal, emphasizing cultural anthropology in the North American and European traditions.

Thematic coverage begins with nineteenth-century foundations and forerunners, before moving on to the early and mid-twentieth century when anthropology comes of age. The last section looks at numerous late twentieth-century and early twenty-first-century developments in anthropological theory, including feminist anthropology, postmodernity, medical anthropology, and globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551117607
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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. Introduction [
The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life]

Émile Durkheim

7. The Sociology of Charismatic Authority

Max Weber

Part Two: The Early Twentieth Century

Overview

8. The Methods of Ethnology

Franz Boas

9. Conclusion [
Primitive Society]

Robert Lowie

10. What Anthropology Is About

Alfred Louis Kroeber

11. Introduction [
Coming of Age in Samoa]

Margaret Mead

12. The Individual and the Pattern of Culture

Ruth Benedict

13. The Scope of Anthropology

Claude Levi-Strauss

14. Structuralism in Social Anthropology

Edmund Leach

15. Social Structure

Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown

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

Bronislaw Malinowski

17. Introduction [
African Political Systems]

Meyer Fortes and Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard

18. Rituals of Rebellion in South-East Africa

Max Gluckman

Part Three: The Later Twentieth Century and Beyond

Overview

19. The Unconscious Patterning of Behavior in Society

Edward Sapir

20. Energy and Tools

Leslie A. White

21. The Epistemology of Cultural Materialism

Marvin Harris

22. Introduction
and Critique of the Vulgar Sociobiology [
The Use and Abuse of Biology]

Marshall Sahlins

23. Symbols in Ndembu Ritual

Victor Turner

24. Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture

Clifford Geertz

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

Susan Gal

26. Self-Interest and the Social Good: Some Implications of Hagen Gender Imagery

Marilyn Strathern

27. Introduction [
Europe and the People Without History]

Eric R. Wolf

28. The Birth of the Asylum

Michel Foucault

29. The Production and Reproduction of Legitimate Language

Pierre Bourdieu

30. Partial Truths

James Clifford

31. A Crisis of Representation in the Human Sciences

George E. Marcus and Michael M.J. Fischer

32. Theory in Anthropology since the Sixties

Sherry B. Ortner

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

Margaret Lock and Nancy Scheper-Hughes

34. Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Economy

Arjun Appadurai

Conclusion

Glossary

Acknowledgements

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