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Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory

ISBN-10: 1442606568
ISBN-13: 9781442606562
Edition: 4th 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $74.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 4/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.112

The fourth edition of this popular theory reader maintains a strong focus on the history of the discipline while ensuring greater coverage of contemporary movements towards postcolonial theory and public anthropology. The reader has been revised throughout to be more reader friendly, including a completely revamped glossary and new introductions to accompany each reading. It also contains a new section on twenty-first-century theory and new readings on gender, postcolonialism, non-Western anthropology, and public anthropology.Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory offers an unrivalled introduction to anthropological theory that reflects not only the history but the changing nature of the discipline today.

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.

Preface
Introduction
The Early History of Anthropological Theory
Overview
Bourgeois and Proletarians
The Science of Culture
Ethnical Periods
The Organic Analogy Reconsidered
General Summary and Conclusion [The Descent of Man]
[Part] III [Civilization and Its Discontents]
Introduction [The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life]
The Sociology of Charismatic Authority
Nature of the Linguistic Sign and Synchronic and Diachronic Law
The Earlier Twentieth Century
Overview
The Methods of Ethnology
Conclusion [Primitive Society]
What Anthropology Is About
Introduction [Coming of Age in Samoa]
The Individual and the Pattern of Culture
Structuralism and Ecology
Structuralism in Social Anthropology
Introduction [Islands of History]
Social Structure
The Subject, Method, and Scope of This Inquiry [Argonauts of the Western Pacific]
Rituals of Rebellion in South-East Africa
The Later Twentieth Century
Overview
The Unconscious Patterning of Behavior in Society
Energy and Tools
The Epistemology of Cultural Materialism
Symbols in Ndembu Ritual
Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture
Woman the Gatherer: Male Bias in Anthropology
Language, Gender, and Power: An Anthropological Review
Knowing the Oriental
Globalization and Postcolonial States
Introduction [Europe and the People Without History]
The Birth of the Asylum
The Production and Reproduction of Legitimate Language
Partial Truths
A Crisis of Representation in the Human Sciences
Theory in Anthropology since the Sixties
A Critical-Interpretive Approach in Medical Anthropology: Rituals and Routines of Discipline and Dissent
The Early Twenty-First Century
Overview
Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy
Developments in US Anthropology since the 1980s, a Supplement: The Reality of Center-Margin Relations, To Be Sure, but Changing (and Hopeful) Affinities in These Relations
Anthropology and The Bell Curve
Counterinsurgency as a Cultural System
Introduction [Other People's Anthropologies]
Conclusion
Glossary
Sources

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