ISBN-10:
063122114X
ISBN-13:
9780631221142
Pub. Date:
10/28/2001
Publisher:
Wiley
Understanding Cultures: Perspectives in Anthropology and Social Theory / Edition 2

Understanding Cultures: Perspectives in Anthropology and Social Theory / Edition 2

by Robert Ulin
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Overview

Understanding Cultures confronts the major theoretical issues involved in cross-cultural interpretation. The book introduces students to rationality among the ancestors of anthropology before proceeding to a wide-ranging evaluation of the Anglo-American rationality debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631221142
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Edition description: 2ND, REVISED
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Robert C. Ulin is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Anthropology at Rochester Institute of Technology, and an international expert in theory and the anthropology of work. He is the author of numerous books and articles on social theory and the anthropology of Europe, including Vintages and Traditions (1996).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction.

2. Anthropological Ancestors and Interpretation Theory: Boas, Malinowski, and Evans-Pritchard.

3. Peter Winch and Ordinary Language Philosophy.

4. The Neo-Popperians and the Logic of One Science: I.C. Jarvie and Robin Horton.

5. Ordinary Language Philosophy in Question: Steven Lukes and Alasdair MacIntyre.

6. Beyond Explanation and Understanding: The Hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur.

7. Hermeneutics and Critical Anthropology: The Synthesis of Practical and Critical Reason.

8. Modernism and Postmodernism in Anthropology.

9. Bounded Cultures – Bounded Selves: The Challenge of Cultural Diasporas.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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