History of Anthropological Theory

ISBN-10: 1442606592

ISBN-13: 9781442606593

Edition: 4th 2013 (Revised)

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This bestselling overview of the history of anthropological thought offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of the discipline. Either on its own or paired with the equally popular companion volume Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, it provides an informative narrative for those interested in anthropology. The fourth edition has been revised and reorganized throughout to be more engaging and to reflect new developments in the twenty-first century. It includes increased coverage of postcolonialism, non-Western anthropology, and public anthropology. An improved glossary provides friendly explanations of key terms, rather than dictionary-like definitions. For the first time, both the overview text and the accompanying reader will be published in new editions simultaneously, reflecting the same organization and content and making them far easier to read together.
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 4/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

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
The Earlier 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
Latter-Day Structuralists
Structural Marxists
Marshall Sahlins
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
The Later Twentieth Century
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
Postcolonialism
Postmodernity
Paid Feyerabend
Michel Foucault
Pierre Bourdieu
Anthropology as Text
Medical Anthropology
The Early Twenty-First Century
Globalization
Public Anthropology
World Traditions in Anthropology
The English Language and Anglo-American Hegemony
"Other" Anthropologies
Conclusion
Postmodern Predicaments
Agreeing to Disagree
"-Isms" in Schism
History of the Future
Beyond "One Dead Guy a Week"
Questions
Glossary
Sources and Suggested Reading
Illustration Sources
Index
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