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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Each is a tribe in miniature, and they differ from tribes only in size, in degree of
integration, and in that they unite for war and acknowledge a common principle of
justice. The strength of the sentiment associated with local groups is roughly ...
The Nuer lineage is a group of agnates, and comprises all living persons
descended, through males only, from the founder of that particular line. Logically,
it also includes dead persons descended from the founder, but these dead
persons are ...
Ancestors of vanquished groups thus relinquish their guardianship over the
territory, making it available to victorious groups. Meanwhile, the de facto
membership of the living in the groups with which they have taken refuge is
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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