Anthropological Theory An Introductory History

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ISBN-13: 9780078034886
Edition: 5th 2012
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List price: $220.33
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 7/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

A comprehensive and accessible survey of the history of theory in anthropology, this anthology of classic and contemporary readings contains in-depth commentary in introductions and notes to help guide students through excerpts of seminal anthropological works. The commentary provides the background information needed to understand each article, its central concepts, and its relationship to the social and historical context in which it was written.

Preface
Introduction
Historical Foundations of Anthropological Theory
Nineteenth-Century Evolutionism
The Social Organism (1860)
The Science of Culture (1871)
Ethnical Periods (1877)
Feuerbach. Opposition of the Materialist and Idealist Outlook (1845-1846)
The Foundations of Sociological Thought
What is a Social Fact? (1895)
Excerpts from The Gift (1925)
Class, Status, Party (1922)
Culture Theory in the Early Twentieth Century
Historical Particularism
The Methods of Ethnology (1920)
Eighteen Professions (1915)
The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behavior to Language (1939)
Functionalism
The Essentials of the Kula (1922)
On Joking Relationships (1940)
The Licence in Ritual (1956)
Culture and Personality
Psychological Types in the Cultures of the Southwest (1928)
Introduction to Coming of Age in Samoa (1928)
Theory at Midcentury
The Reemergence of Evolutionary Thought
Energy and the Evolution of Culture (1943)
The Patrilineal Band (1955)
Neomaterialism: Evolutionary, Functionalist, Ecological, and Marxist
On the Evolution of Social Stratification and the State (1960)
The Cultural Ecology of India's Sacred Cattle (1966)
Ritual Regulation of Environmental Relations Among a New Guinea People (1967)
Peasantry and Its Problems (1966)
Structuralism
Four Winnebago Myths: A Structural Sketch (1960)
Is Female to Male as Nature Is to Culture? (1974)
Ethnoscience and Cognitive Anthropology
Hanuno Color Categories (1955)
Introduction to Cognitive Anthropology (1969)
The Late Twentieth Century and Beyond
Sociobiology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Behavioral Ecology
The Morality of the Gene (1975)
The Hunting Handicap: Costly Signaling in Human Foraging Strategies (2001)
Anthropology and Gender
Woman the Gatherer: Male Bias in Anthropology (1975)
Interpreting the Origins of Gender Inequality: Conceptual and Historical Problems (1983)
"I Went to Bed with My Own Kind Once": The Erasure of Desire in the Name of Identity (2003)
Symbolic and Interpretive Anthropology
External Boundaries (1966)
Symbols in Ndembu Ritual (1967)
Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight (1973)
Background to Postmodernism
Structures, Habitus, Practices (1980)
The Incitement to Discourse (1976)
Post Modernism and Its Critics
Grief and a Headhunter's Rage (1989)
A Tale of Two Pregnancies (1995)
The Making of the Maori: Cultural Invention and Its Logic (1989)
Globalization, Power, and Agency
Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy (1990)
From Jbaro to Crack Dealer: Confronting the Restructuring of Capitalism in El Barrio (1995)
Kaiten-zushi and Konbini; Japanese Food Culture in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (2006)
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index

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