Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists / Edition 3

Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists / Edition 3

by Jerry D. Moore
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0759111464

ISBN-13: 9780759111462

Pub. Date: 07/17/2008

Publisher: AltaMira Press

This new edition of Jerry D. Moore's Visions of Culture presents anthropology students with a brief, readable, and balanced treatment of theoretical developments in the field. The key ideas of major theorists, with Marshall Sahlins as a new addition, are briefly described and-unique to this textbook-linked to the biographical and fieldwork experiences that helped

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This new edition of Jerry D. Moore's Visions of Culture presents anthropology students with a brief, readable, and balanced treatment of theoretical developments in the field. The key ideas of major theorists, with Marshall Sahlins as a new addition, are briefly described and-unique to this textbook-linked to the biographical and fieldwork experiences that helped shape their theories. The impact of each scholar on contemporary anthropology is presented, along with numerous examples, quotes from the theorists' writings, and a description of the broader intellectual setting in which these anthropologists worked.

About the Author:
Jerry D. Moore is professor of anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and author of Cultural Landscapes in the Ancient Andes: Archaeologies of Place

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759111462
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
07/17/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: What's the Point?     xi
Founders     1
Edward Tylor: The Evolution of Culture     5
Lewis Henry Morgan: The Evolution of Society     18
Franz Boas: Culture in Context     33
Emile Durkheim: The Organic Society     46
The Nature of Culture     61
Alfred Kroeber: Configurations of Culture     65
Ruth Benedict: Patterns of Culture     78
Edward Sapir: Culture, Language, and the Individual     88
Margaret Mead: The Individual and Culture     104
The Nature of Society     117
Marcel Mauss: Elemental Categories, Total Facts     121
Bronislaw Malinowski: The Functions of Culture     134
A. R. Radcliffe-Brown: The Structures of Society     147
Edward Evans-Pritchard: Social Anthropology, Social History     161
Evolutionary, Adaptationist, and Materialist Theories     175
Leslie White: Evolution Emergent     179
Julian Steward: Cultural Ecology and Multilinear Evolution     194
Marvin Harris: Cultural Materialism     204
Eleanor Burke Leacock: Feminism, Marxism, and History     217
Structures, Symbols, and Meaning     227
Claude Levi-Strauss: Structuralism     231
Victor Turner: Symbols, Pilgrims, and Drama     247
Clifford Geertz: An Interpretive Anthropology     259
Mary Douglas: Symbols and Structures, Pollution and Purity     272
Structures, Practice, Agency, Power     289
James Fernandez: The Play of Tropes     295
Sherry Ortner: Symbols, Gender, Practice     307
Pierre Bourdieu: An Anthropology of Practice     325
Eric Wolf: Culture, History, Power     343
Marshall Sahlins: Culture Matters     365
Postscript: Current Controversies     385
Index     393
About the Author     399

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