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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The results, it must be admitted, contain a number of surprises — even to the
writer, who has been steeped for years in the literature of world ethnography. The
forty selected societies are listed and located below.3 Asia: the Chukchi of ...
5 Crapanzano is concerned with the rhetorical devices ethnographers use to
convince the audience that what they write is true: what postmodernists call the "
authority of the text." Crapanzano claims this authority is provided by the use of ...
thority of the author, who, at least in much ethnography, stands above and behind
those whose experience he purports to describe. All too often, the ethnographer
forgets that the native, like Eduard in Goethe's Elective Affinities, cannot abide ...
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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