Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History
A comprehensive and accessible survey of the history of theory in anthropology, this anthology of classic 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.
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E. B. Tylor was a contemporary of Morgan. In his principal work, Primitive Culture
(1871), Tylor outlined two ideas for which he is remembered today. First, he
argued that one could reconstruct earlier stages of cultural evolution by studying
The Science of Culture Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1832-1917) 12 The argument
here is tautological. Above, Tylor maintains that. a society to a living organism.
The general peculiarities that societies gradually increase in mass, that they ...
Like Morgan, Tylor declares that man's "first need is to get his daily food" (p. 206).
aa Culture develops as man's control over his environment, especially over the
food supply, increases. Mankind advanced from savagery to barbarism when ...
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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