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A History of Anthropological Theory Fifth Edition

A History of Anthropological Theory  Fifth Edition Author Paul A. Erickson
ISBN-10 9781442636866
Release 2016-10-19
Pages 320
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The fifth edition of this bestselling theory text has been revised throughout, with substantial updates, including more on gender and sexuality, and with a new section on Anthropologies of the Digital Age. Keyword definitions have been reinstated in the margins, and biographical information on theorists has been enhanced to build stronger context for readers. On its own or used with the companion volume, Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, this text provides comprehensive coverage in a flexible and easy-to-use format for teaching in the undergraduate anthropology classroom.

Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory Fifth Edition

Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory  Fifth Edition Author Paul A. Erickson
ISBN-10 9781442636903
Release 2016-10-19
Pages 664
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The fifth edition of this bestselling reader builds a strong foundation in both classical and contemporary theory, with a sharpened focus on gender and anthropology, and the anthropology of new media and technology. Short introductions and key terms accompany every reading, and light annotations have been added to aid students in reading original articles. Used on its own or together with A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition, this anthology offers a flexible and unrivalled introduction to anthropological theory that reflects not only the history but also the changing nature of the discipline today.

The Rise of Anthropological Theory

The Rise of Anthropological Theory Author Marvin Harris
ISBN-10 0759101337
Release 2001
Pages 806
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The best known, most often cited history of anthropological theory is finally available in paperback! First published in 1968, Harris's book has been cited in over 1,000 works and is one of the key documents explaining cultural materialism, the theory associated with Harris's work. This updated edition included the complete 1968 text plus a new introduction by Maxine Margolis, which discusses the impact of the book and highlights some of the major trends in anthropological theory since its original publication. RAT, as it is affectionately known to three decades of graduate students, comprehensively traces the history of anthropology and anthropological theory, culminating in a strong argument for the use of a scientific, behaviorally-based, etic approach to the understanding of human culture known as cultural materialism. Despite its popularity and influence on anthropological thinking, RAT has never been available in paperback_until now. It is an essential volume for the library of all anthropologists, their graduate students, and other theorists in the social sciences.

Anthropological Theory

Anthropological Theory Author R. Jon McGee
ISBN-10 1442257016
Release 2016-07-29
Pages 736
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This comprehensive and accessible survey traces critical developments in anthropological thinking from 1860 to the present day. In-depth introductions and commentary accompanying 43 seminal essays provide the background necessary for understanding each article, its central concepts, and the social and historical context in which it was written.

Engaging Anthropological Theory

Engaging Anthropological Theory Author Mark Moberg
ISBN-10 9781136225031
Release 2012-11-27
Pages 376
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This lively book offers a fresh look at the history of anthropological theory. Covering key concepts and theorists, Mark Moberg examines the historical context of anthropological ideas and the contested nature of anthropology itself. Anthropological ideas regarding human diversity have always been rooted in the socio-political conditions in which they arose and exploring them in context helps students understand how and why they evolved, and how theory relates to life and society. Illustrated throughout, this engaging text moves away from the dry recitation of past viewpoints in anthropology and brings the subject matter to life. Additional resources are available via a companion website at:

Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory

Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory Author Matei Candea
ISBN-10 9781315388243
Release 2018-01-23
Pages 258
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This book presents an overview of important currents of thought in social and cultural anthropology, from the 19th century to the present. It introduces readers to the origins, context and continuing relevance of a fascinating and exciting kaleidoscope of ideas that have transformed the humanities and social sciences, and the way we understand ourselves and the societies we live in today. Each chapter provides a thorough yet engaging introduction to a particular theoretical school, style or conceptual issue. Together they build up to a detailed and comprehensive critical introduction to the most salient areas of the field. The introduction reflects on the substantive themes which tie the chapters together and on what the very notions of ‘theory’ and ‘theoretical school’ bring to our understanding of anthropology as a discipline. The book tracks a core lecture series given at Cambridge University and is essential reading for all undergraduate students undertaking a course on anthropological theory or the history of anthropological thought. It will also be useful more broadly for students of social and cultural anthropology, sociology, human geography and cognate disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.

The Rebirth of Anthropological Theory

The Rebirth of Anthropological Theory Author Stanley Barrett
ISBN-10 9781442655157
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 280
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Innovative and often controversial, Barrett's study ranges over the entire scope of anthropological theory. It provides a fresh interpretation of the history of theory and mounts an alternative perspective, built around dialectics, that is eminently suitable to post-colonial anthropology. He argues that anthropological theory has failed to be cumulative. It has been characterized by oscillation and repetition - theoretical orientations have appeared and disappeared, only to be discovered once again. Addressing numerous conceptual contradictions which have never been resolved, he introduces novel concepts such as salvage theory and backward theory, and argues that in many respects anthropological theory resembles the structuralists interpretation of myth. Social life, he asserts, is inherently contradictory, although concealed by numerous mechanisms, most of which reinforce the status quo. Attacking the illusion of simplicity which has dominated positivistic approaches and the out-dated identification of anthropology with non-Western, primitive, and tribal societies, Barrett contends that power and privilege everywhere should be the basic concerns of anthropological inquiry.

Visions of Culture

Visions of Culture Author Jerry D. Moore
ISBN-10 9780759122192
Release 2012-05-24
Pages 376
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This classic textbook, now in its fourth edition, offers anthropology students a succinct, clear, and balanced introduction to twenty-five major theorists and theoretical developments in the field.

Foundations of Anthropological Theory

Foundations of Anthropological Theory Author Robert Launay
ISBN-10 NWU:35556041011461
Release 2010-03-15
Pages 296
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Launay presents a selection of key texts that reflect the broad range of thought on human behaviour, from Herodotus and Ibn Battuta to Adam Smith and Adam Ferguson. He reveals how the concerns of anthroplogy were first formulated and explores the originsof different social and political systems.

History and Theory in Anthropology

History and Theory in Anthropology Author Alan Barnard
ISBN-10 9781316101933
Release 2000-06-15
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Anthropology is a discipline very conscious of its history, and Alan Barnard has written a clear, balanced and judicious textbook that surveys the historical contexts of the great debates and traces the genealogies of theories and schools of thought. It also considers the problems involved in assessing these theories. The book covers the precursors of anthropology; evolutionism in all its guises; diffusionism and culture area theories, functionalism and structural-functionalism; action-centred theories; processual and Marxist perspectives; the many faces of relativism, structuralism and post-structuralism; and recent interpretive and postmodernist viewpoints.

A History of Archaeological Thought

A History of Archaeological Thought Author Bruce G. Trigger
ISBN-10 9780521840767
Release 2006-09-18
Pages 710
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Bruce Trigger examines the history of archaeological thought from medieval times to the present in world-wide perspective.

History of Anthropological Thought

History of Anthropological Thought Author Vijay S. Upadhyay
ISBN-10 8170224926
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 500
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History of Anthropological Thought has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from History of Anthropological Thought also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full History of Anthropological Thought book for free.

A history of anthropology

A history of anthropology Author Thomas Hylland Eriksen
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053534114
Release 2001-10
Pages 207
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A concise yet comprehensive history of anthropology and a timely reassessment of the discipline. The entire history of social and cultural anthropology in a single volume.

Toward an Anthropological Theory of Value

Toward an Anthropological Theory of Value Author D. Graeber
ISBN-10 9780312299064
Release 2001-12-13
Pages 337
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This volume is the first comprehensive synthesis of economic, political, and cultural theories of value. David Graeber reexamines a century of anthropological thought about value and exchange, in large measure to find a way out of ongoing quandaries in current social theory, which have become critical at the present moment of ideological collapse in the face of Neoliberalism. Rooted in an engaged, dynamic realism, Graeber argues that projects of cultural comparison are in a sense necessarily revolutionary projects: He attempts to synthesize the best insights of Karl Marx and Marcel Mauss, arguing that these figures represent two extreme, but ultimately complementary, possibilities in the shape such a project might take. Graeber breathes new life into the classic anthropological texts on exchange, value, and economy. He rethinks the cases of Iroquois wampum, Pacific kula exchanges, and the Kwakiutl potlatch within the flow of world historical processes, and recasts value as a model of human meaning-making, which far exceeds rationalist/reductive economist paradigms.

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology Author
ISBN-10 9780080466644
Release 2011-08-12
Pages 900
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This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future work. · Comprehensive survey of philosophical issues in anthropology and sociology · Historical discussion of important debates · Applications to current research in anthropology and sociology

Theories of Culture in Postmodern Times

Theories of Culture in Postmodern Times Author Marvin Harris
ISBN-10 0761990216
Release 1999
Pages 224
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In this book, Marvin Harris presents his current views on the nature of culture addressing such issues as the mental/behavioral debate, emics and etics, and anthropological holism.

A History of Anthropology as a Holistic Science

A History of Anthropology as a Holistic Science Author Glynn Custred
ISBN-10 9781498507646
Release 2016-04-27
Pages 266
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A History of Anthropology as a Holistic Science discusses the four fields of anthropology as a holistic science and the feasibility of such an approach through an examination of its history and its philosophical foundation. It elucidates the 1960s movement that threatens to discredit the discipline as an effective way of understanding humankind.