Visions of Culture: An Annotated Reader

Visions of Culture: An Annotated Reader

by Jerry D. Moore (Editor)

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Overview

Visions of Culture: A Reader, Second Edition, has been revised and expanded with new selections and is coordinated for use with Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists, Fifth Edition. Each selection is prefaced with a brief introduction about the anthropologist and the text. Each primary text is followed by a section titled “Queries and Connections,” a series of questions designed to help students focus on the central issues in each text and to relate them to other readings.

NEW TO THIS EDITION
Part VII: Neo-Darwinian Evolutionary Theories
25: Leda Cosmides and John Toobey, from The Evolutionary Primer
26: Eric Alden Smith, from Why Do Good Hunters Have Higher Reproductive Success?
27. Robert Boyd and Peter Richerson, from “Introduction” from The Origin and Evolution of Culture
Part VIII—The Ontological Turn
28: Philippe Descola, from Beyond Nature and Culture
29: Tim Ingold, from Anthropology beyond Humanity
30: Bruno Latour, from “Introduction” from Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442270572
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/05/2018
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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

Visions of Culture: An Annotated Reader, Second Edition
Edited by Jerry D. Moore

Part I: Introduction
1. Edward Tylor, from Primitive Culture
2. Lewis Henry Morgan, from Ancient Society
3. Franz Boas, from The Methods of Ethnology
4. Émile Durkheim, from Elementary Forms of the Religious Life (Excerpts)

Part II: The Nature of Culture
5. Alfred Kroeber, from Disposal of the Dead and from Eighteen Professions
6. Ruth Benedict, from Configurations of Culture in North America
7. Edward Sapir, from Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech and from Language and Environment (Excerpts)
8. Margaret Mead, from More Comprehensive Field Methods

Part III: The Nature of Society
9. Marcel Mauss, from The Gift: Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies
10. Bronislaw Malinowski, from The Primitive Economics of the Trobriand Islanders
11. A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, from The Comparative Method in Social Anthropology
12. Edward E. Evans-Pritchard, from Social Anthropology: Past and Present

Part IV. Evolutionary, Adaptationist, and Materialist Theories
13. Leslie A. White, from Energy and the Evolution of Culture
14. Julian Steward, from Linguistic Distributions and Political Groups of the Great Basin Shoshoneans and from Cultural Causality and Law: A Trial Formulation of the Development of Early Civilizations
15. Marvin Harris, from Anthropology and the Theoretical and Paradigmatic Significance of the Collapse of Soviet and East European Communism
16. Eleanor Burke Leacock, from Women's Status in Egalitarian Society: Implications for Social Evolution

Part V: Structures, Symbols, and Meaning
17. Claude Lévi-Strauss, from The Structural Study of Myth
18. Victor Turner, from Symbols in African Ritual
19. Clifford Geertz, from Ritual and Social Change: A Javanese Example
20. Mary Douglas, from Animals in Lele Religious Symbolism

Part VI. Structures, Practice, Agency, Power
21. Sherry B. Ortner, from On Key Symbols
22. Pierre Bourdieu, from The Berber House or the World Reversed
23. Eric R. Wolf, from Types of Latin American Peasantry: A Preliminary Discussion (Excerpt) and from Distinguished Lecture: Facing power—Old Insights, New Questions
24. Marshall D. Sahlins, from Poor Man, Rich Man, Big-Man, Chief: Political Types in Melanesia and Polynesia and from What is Anthropological Enlightenment? Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century

*Part VII: Neo-Darwinian Evolutionary Theories
*25. Eric Alden Smith, from Why Do Good Hunters Have Higher Reproductive Success?
*26. Leda Cosmides and John Toobey, from The Evolutionary Primer
*27. Robert Boyd and Peter Richerson, from "Introduction" from The Origin and Evolution of Culture
Part VIII—The Ontological Turn
*28. Tim Ingold, from Anthropology Beyond Humanity
*29. Philippe Descola, from Beyond Nature and Culture
*30. Bruno Latour, from "Introduction" from Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory

*Denotes new articles

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