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History of Anthropological Theory

ISBN-10: 1442601108
ISBN-13: 9781442601109
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
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Description: This overview of the history of anthropological theory provides a comprehensive history from antiquity through to the twenty-first century, with a focus on the twentieth century and beyond. Unlike other volumes, it also offers a four-field  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.254

This overview of the history of anthropological theory provides a comprehensive history from antiquity through to the twenty-first century, with a focus on the twentieth century and beyond. Unlike other volumes, it also offers a four-field introduction to theory. As a stand-alone text, or used in conjunction with the companion volume Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory , Erickson and Murphy offer a comprehensive, affordable, and contemporary introduction to anthropological theory. The third edition has been updated and fully revised throughout to closely parallel the presentation in the companion reader, making it easier to use both books in tandem. New original essays by contemporary theorists bring theories to life, and portraits of important theorists make it a handsome volume. Sources and suggested readings have been updated, and glossary definitions have been updated, streamlined, and standardized.Special Combined Price: A History of Anthropological Theory may be ordered together with Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory at a special discounted price. In order to secure the package price, the following ISBN must be used when ordering: 978-1-55402-805-4.

Paul A. Erickson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Saint Mary's University in Halifax.

Liam D. Murphy is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Sacramento.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Timeline
Introduction
The Early History of Anthropological Theory
Anthropology in Antiquity
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance
Voyages of Geographical Discovery
The Scientific Revolution
The Enlightenment
The Rise of Positivism
Marxism
Classical Cultural Evolutionism
Evolutionism vs. Diffusionism
Archaeology Comes of Age
Charles Darwin and Darwinism
Sigmund Freud
�mile Durkheim
Max Weber
Ferdinand de Saussure
Speaking About Anthropological Theory
The Early Twentieth Century
American Cultural Anthropology
Franz Boas
Robert Lowie and Alfred Louis Kroeber
Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict
The Development of Psychological Anthropology
French Structural Anthropology
Marcel Mauss
Claude L�vi-Strauss
Edmund Leach and Mary Douglas
The Legacy of French Structural Anthropology
British Social Anthropology
A.R. Radcliffe-Brown
Bronislaw Malinowski
E.E. Evans-Pritchard
Max Gluckman and the "Manchester School"
The Legacy of British Social Anthropology
Speaking About Anthropological Theory
The Later Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries
Cognitive Anthropology
Edward Sapir
Ethnoscience and the "New Ethnography"
Cultural Neo-Evolutionism
Leslie White
Julian Steward
Marshall Sahlins and Elman Service
The New Archaeology
Cultural Materialism
Marvin Harris
Biologized Anthropology
Biology of Behaviour
The New Physical Anthropology
Ethology and Behavioural Genetics
Sociobiology
Symbolic and Interpretive Anthropology
Victor Turner and Symbolic Anthropology
Clifford Geertz and Interpretive Anthropology
Post-processual Archaeology
The Influence of Symbolic and Interpretive Approaches
Transactionalism
Fredrik Barth
Feminism and Anthropology
Political Economy
Marx and the World System
Sins of the Fathers
Ideology, Culture, and Power
Postmodernity
Paul Feyerabend
Michel Foucault
Pierre Bourdieu
Anthropology as Text
Medical Anthropology
Globalization
Public Anthropology
Speaking About Anthropological Theory
Conclusion
Postmodern Predicaments
Agreeing to Disagree
"-Isms" in Schism
History of the Future
Beyond "One Dead Guy A Week"
Review Questions
Glossary
Sources and Suggested Reading
Illustration Sources
Index

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