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Anthropology in Theory Issues in Epistemology

ISBN-10: 0631229159
ISBN-13: 9780631229155
Edition: 2005
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Description: The 57 articles collected in this volume---together with the editors' introduction---provide an overview of the key debates in anthropological theory over the past century. Provides the most comprehensive selection of readings and insightful  More...

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Book details

List price: $80.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 680
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

The 57 articles collected in this volume---together with the editors' introduction---provide an overview of the key debates in anthropological theory over the past century. Provides the most comprehensive selection of readings and insightful overview of anthropological theory available Identifies crucial conceptual signposts and new theoretical directions for the discipline Discusses broader debates in the social sciences: debates about society and culture; structure and agency; identities and technologies; subjectivities and translocality; and meta-theory, ontology and epistemology

Todd Sanders is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, and a visiting professor in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Trondheim, Norway.

Notes on the Editors
General Introduction
Acknowledgments
Anthropology and Epistemology
Culture and Behavior
The Aims of Anthropological Research
The Concept of Culture in Science
Problems and Methods of Approach
Rules for the Explanation of Social Facts
Society and Social Patterns
The Limitations of the Comparative Method of Anthropology
Anthropology and Sociology
The Individual and the Pattern of Culture
Function and Environment
The Group and the Individual in Functional Analysis
The Concept and Method of Cultural Ecology
Energy and the Evolution of Culture
Structure and System
On Social Structure
Introduction to Political Systems of Highland Burma
Social Structure
Methods and Objects
Understanding and Explanation in Social Anthropology
Anthropological Data and Social Reality
Objectification Objectified
Biology and Ontogeny
Becoming Persons: Consciousness and Sociality in Human Evolution
Customs and Cultures in Animals and Humans: Neurobiological and Evolutionary Considerations
Introduction to Mind, Materiality and History
The Development of Meaning: Ontogeny and Culture
Meanings as Objects of Study
Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture
Anthropology and the Analysis of Ideology
Anthropology as Interpretive Quest
Language and Method
Structural Analysis in Linguistics and in Anthropology
Ordinary Language and Human Action
Language, Anthropology and Cognitive Science
Thinking and Believing
Introduction to Belief, Language, and Experience
The Antinomies
Anthropology and Psychology: Towards an Epidemiology of Representations
Bodies of Knowledges
Knowledge of the Body
The End of the Body?
The Body of the Condemned
Coherence and Contingency
Puritanism and the Spirit of Capitalism
Introduction to Europe and the People without History
Introduction to Of Revelation and Revolution
Epochal Structures I: Reconstructing Historical Materialism
Structures and the Habitus
Two Lectures
Universalisms and Domain Terms
Body and Mind in Mind, Body and Mind in Body: Some Anthropological Interventions in a Long Conversation
So Is Female to Male as Nature is to Culture?
Global Anxieties: Concept-metaphors and Pre-theoretical Commitments in Anthropology
Perspectives and their Logics
The Rhetoric of Ethnographic Holism
Writing Against Culture
Cutting the Network
Objectivity, Morality, and Truth
The "Objectivity" of Knowledge in Social Science and Social Policy
The Primacy of the Ethical: Propositions for a Militant Anthropology
Moral Models in Anthropology
Postmodernist Anthropology, Subjectivity, and Science: A Modernist Critique
The Anthropology of Western Modes of Thought
The Invention of Women
Valorizing the Present: Orientalism, Postcoloniality and the Human Sciences
Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism
(Re)defining Objects of Enquiry
Culture, Genuine and Spurious: The Politics of Indianness in the Vaupes, Colombia
The Near and the Elsewhere
Relativism
Imagining Methodologies and Meta-things
Beyond "Culture": Space, Identity, and the Politics of Difference
What is at Stake - and is not - in the Idea and Practice of Multi-sited Ethnography
Grassroots Globalization and the Research Imagination
Index

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