Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History

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McGraw-Hill Companies,Incorporated, Mar 12, 2007 - Social Science - 684 pages
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A comprehensive and accessible survey of the history of theory in anthropology, this anthology of classic and contemporary readings contains in-depth commentary in introductions and notes to help guide students through excerpts of seminal anthropological works. The commentary provides the background information needed to understand each article, its central concepts, and its relationship to the social and historical context in which it was written. Six of the 45 articles are new to this edition.

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User Review  - Kassilem - LibraryThing

I did skip some of this book due to class constraints but I was forced to read most of it so I am counting the book as being read. I thought the information provided was very valuable. I had to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica St martin - Goodreads

Great introductions to the history of Anthropology with a lot of prominent authors and interesting articles. Read the footnotes! They are a life saver. Read full review

About the author (2007)

R. Jon McGee is a professor of Anthropology at Southwest Texas State University. He began his work with the Lacandon Maya of Mexico in 1980, and received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 1983. McGee is married, has a son and daughter, and has taught at Southwest Texas State since 1985. He is the author of numerous works on the Lacandon including Life, Ritual and Religion Among the Lacandon Maya, and Watching Lacandon Maya Lives. He is also the coauthor of the texts Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History and Many Worlds: Essays in Religious Practices, Beliefs, and Culture.

Richard L. Warms received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1987 and is currently Professor of Anthropology at Texas State University. His interests in anthropology were kindled by college courses and his experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa, the area where he now focuses his research. He has done original fieldwork there and has published scholarly articles on commerce, religion, and ethnic identity in West Africa, African exploration and romanticism, and African veterans of French colonial armed forces. He teaches a range of courses in cultural anthropology, from the introductory level through graduate seminars, including History of Anthropological Thought. With Jon McGee, he is coauthor of a popular undergraduate textbook, Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History (McGraw-Hill), currently being revised for a Fifth Edition. With Serena Nanda, he has coauthored the best-selling textbook Cultural Anthropology, Tenth Edition (Cengage Learning).

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