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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Morgan accepted Spencer's idea that evolution proceeded from simple to
complex and, in Ancient Society, outlined this progress by ... First, he argued that
one could reconstruct earlier stages of cultural evolution by studying "survivals.
cultural adaptations formulated by human beings to meet the challenges posed
by their environments. The selection of Steward's work, presented in essay 18,
clearly shows how he viewed culture as an evolutionary adaptation to the ...
We know the motive force as well as the means of cultural evolution. The
culturologist10 knows more about cultural evolution than the biologist, even
today, knows about biological evolution.1 A word about man's motives with
regard to cultural ...
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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