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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16 Ortner, like all authors, writes within a historical and political context. Her
remarks on mother-child bonds and mother's nursing are an interesting reflection
of this. American middle-class women "rediscovered" breast-feeding in the 1970s
An Introductory History R. Jon McGee, Richard L. Warms. and conquest; and it
has been developing in yet others in the context of Western colonialism and
imperialism.* I am here arguing that in order to interpret this development
correctly, it is ...
In other words, he must examine symbols not only in the context of each specific
kind of ritual, but in the context of the total system. He may even find it profitable,
where the same symbol is found throughout a wide culture area, to study its ...
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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