Visions of Culture An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists

ISBN-10: 0759111464

ISBN-13: 9780759111462

Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Jerry D. Moore

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This new edition of Jerry D. Moore's Visions of Culture presents anthropology students with a brief, readable, and balanced treatment of theoretical developments in the field. The key ideas of major theorists, with Marshall Sahlins as a new addition, are briefly described and-unique to this textbook-linked to the biographical and fieldwork experiences that helped shape their theories. The impact of each scholar on contemporary anthropology is presented, along with numerous examples, quotes from the theorists' writings, and a description of the broader intellectual setting in which these anthropologists worked. Book jacket.
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List price: $46.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 7/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
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: The Organic Society
The Nature of Culture
Alfred Kroeber: Configurations 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, Power
James Fernandez: The Play of Tropes
Sherry Ortner: Symbols, Gender, Practice
Pierre Bourdieu: An Anthropology of Practice
Eric Wolf: Culture, History, Power
Marshall Sahlins: Culture Matters
Postscript: Current Controversies
About the Author
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