History and Theory in Anthropology

ISBN-10: 0521774322
ISBN-13: 9780521774321
Edition: 2000
Authors: Alan Barnard
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Description: This volume surveys the historical contexts of the great debates and traces the genealogies of theories and schools of thought. It also considers the problems involved in assessing these theories.

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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

This volume surveys the historical contexts of the great debates and traces the genealogies of theories and schools of thought. It also considers the problems involved in assessing these theories.

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Visions of anthropology
Precursors of the anthropological tradition
Changing perspectives on evolution
Diffusionist and culture-area theories
Functionalism and structural-functionalism
Action-centred, processual and Marxist perspectives
From relativism to cognitive science
Structuralism, from linguistics to anthropology
Poststructuralists, feminists and (other) mavericks
Interpretive and postmodernist approaches
Conclusions
Dates of birth and death of individuals mentioned in the text
Glossary
References
Index

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