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Visions of Culture An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists

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ISBN-10: 0759104115

ISBN-13: 9780759104112

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Jerry D. Moore

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This new edition of Jerry D. Moore's Visions of Culture presents introductory anthropology students with a brief, readable, and balanced treatment of theoretical developments in the field. New to this edition are pieces on Sherry Ortner, Pierre Bourdieu and Eric Wolf, an Epilogue that describes key current debates over theory. This is an ideal text for classes on the theory or the history of anthropology.
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 2/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Jerry D. Mooreis Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is the author ofArchitecture and Power in the Ancient Andes, Cultural Landscapes in the Prehispanic Andes,andVisions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists.

Introduction : what's the point?
Edward Tylor : the evolution of culture
Lewis Henry Morgan : the evolution of society
Franz Boas : culture in context
Emile Durkheim : a science of society
The nature of culture
Alfred Kroeber : configuration of culture
Ruth Benedict : patterns of culture
Edward Sapir : culture, language, and the individual
Margaret Mead : the individual and culture
The nature of society
Marcel Mauss : elemental categories, total facts
Bronislaw Malinowski : the functions of culture
A.R. Radcliffe-Brown : the structures of society
Edward Evans-Pritchard : social anthropology, social history
Evolutionary, adaptationist, and materialist theories
Leslie White : evolution emergent
Julian Steward : cultural ecology and multilinear evolution
Marvin Harris : cultural materialism
Eleanor Burke Leacock : feminism, marxism, and history
Structures, symbols, and meaning
Claude Levi-Strauss : structuralism
Victor Turner : symbols, pilgrims, and drama
Clifford Geertz : an interpretive anthropology
Mary Douglas : symbols and structures, pollution and purity
Structures, practice, agency, and power
James Fernandez : the play of tropes
Sherry Ortner : symbols, gender, practice
Pierre Bourdieu : an anthropology of practice
Eric Wolf : culture, history, power
Postscript : current controversies
About the author