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Social History of Anthropology in the United States
     

Social History of Anthropology in the United States

by Thomas C. Patterson
 

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ISBN-10: 1859734944

ISBN-13: 9781859734940

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

In part due to the recent Yanomami controversy, which has rocked anthropology to its very core, there is renewed interest in the discipline's history and intellectual roots, especially amongst anthropologists themselves. The cutting edge of anthropological research today is a product of earlier questions and answers, previous ambitions, preoccupations and adventures,

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In part due to the recent Yanomami controversy, which has rocked anthropology to its very core, there is renewed interest in the discipline's history and intellectual roots, especially amongst anthropologists themselves. The cutting edge of anthropological research today is a product of earlier questions and answers, previous ambitions, preoccupations and adventures, stretching back one hundred years or more. This book is the first comprehensive history of American anthropology.

Anthropology as a discipline has always developed in a close relationship with other social sciences, but this relationship has rarely been scrutinized. How has anthropology been linked to colonial, commercial and territorial expansion in the States? How have the changing forms of race, power, ethnic identity and politics shaped the questions anthropologists ask, both past and present? This book details and explains the complex interplay of forces and conditions that have made anthropology in America what it is today. Furthermore, the authors explore how anthropologists themselves have contributed and propagated powerful images and ideas about the different cultures and societies that make up our world.

Author Biography: Thomas C. Patterson is Professor and Chair of Anthropology, University of California at Riverside.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859734940
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
682,605
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.47(d)

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