ISBN-10:
087855582X
ISBN-13:
9780878555826
Pub. Date:
05/18/2017
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
In Search of the Primitive: A Critique of Civilization / Edition 1

In Search of the Primitive: A Critique of Civilization / Edition 1

by Stanley Diamond, Eric R. Wolf

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878555826
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 05/18/2017
Series: Routledge Classic Texts in Anthropology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stanley Diamond was professor of anthropology in the graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, USA. He was the founder and editor of Dialectical Anthropology and a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health, USA.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Eric R. Wolf

1. Introduction: Civilization and Progress
2. The Politics of Field Work
3. Anthropology in Question
4. The Search for the Primitive
5. Plato and the Definition of the Primitive
6. The Uses of the Primitive
7. Schizophrenia and Civilization
8. The Rule of Law versus the Order of Custom
9. Job and the Trickster
10. The Inauthenticity of Anthropology: the Myth of Structuralism
11. What History Is

Epilogue

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