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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a legitimate concern of anthropology, but too often we become so concerned with
minute differences that we forget we are studying a single species. Second is
how we "know" anything — what is accepted as "proof," what is reality, what are ...
Postmodernism has not replaced positivism in anthropology. From cultural
materialism to neo-Marasm, the positivist tradition is alive and well.
Postmodernism can be seen as part of a continuing dialectic between scientific
and humanistic ...
A recognition of many kinds of science as applied to anthropology forces us to
consider that the study of the human condition requires a division of labor in the
research process. . . . how do anthropologists escape from dogmatic orthodoxy?
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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