ISBN-10:
0759111464
ISBN-13:
2900759111461
Pub. Date:
07/17/2008
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
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-13: 2900759111461
    Publisher: AltaMira Press
    Publication date: 07/17/2008
    Edition description: Third Edition
    Pages: 416
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Jerry D. Moore is an archaeologist, writer, editor, and professor of anthropology at California State University Dominguez Hill. Moore has conducted archaeological research in Peru, Mexico, and southern California. He is the author of seven books, and numerous articles and reviews.

    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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