Reinvention of Primitive Society Transformations of a Myth
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: This volume should prove useful reading for those who are interested in anthropological theory and current post-colonial debates, or simply curious about the ways in which we systematically misunderstand other peoples.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publication date: 8/9/2005
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Adam Kuper is a Fellow of the British Academy.
|List of figures and tables|
|The idea of primitive society|
|The myth of primitive society|
|Barbarian, savage, primitive|
|Ancient law, ancient society and totemism|
|Henry Maine's patriarchal theory|
|Lewis Henry Morgan and Ancient Society|
|The question of totemism|
|Evolution and diffusion: Boas, Rivers and Radcliffe-Brown|
|The Boasians and the critique of evolutionism|
|From Rivers to Radcliffe-Brown|
|Descent and alliance|
|Descent theory: a phoenix from the ashes|
|Towards the intellect: alliance theory and totemism|
|Back to the beginning|
|The return of the native|