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Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology

ISBN-10: 076199114X

ISBN-13: 9780761991144

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lawrence A. Kuznar

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A strong advocate for anthropology as a science, Lawrence Kuznar reviews the recent challenges to this ideology from creationists and 'scientific' racists on one side and postmodernists, marxists and feminists on the other. Moreover, Kuznar provides a brief review of anthropology as a science, summarizes major theoretical works in anthropology and other fields on the science/humanism debate, and offers several important case examples from cultural anthropology and archaeology showing science in action. An interesting, provocative book for anthropologists and ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate classes in theory and method.
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 11/26/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034

About the Author
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Anthropological Science
Science - Problems with Progress
Two Examples of Anthropological Science
Traditionalist Critiques of Anthropological Science
The Postmodern Vanguard: Non-Traditional Critics of Science
Elevating the Other/Looking Back Upon Ourselves: Postmodern and Critical Anthropology
The Mutable Past: Postmodern Archaeology
A Comparison of Challenges to Scientific Anthropology
The Case Against Crusading Anthropology
Where Do We Go From Here? A Future for Scientific Anthropology
References Cited
Index