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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depth psychology is enough to show the investigator that ritual symbols, with
regard to their outward form, to their behavioral context, and to several of the
indigenous interpretations set upon them, are partially shaped under the
influence of ...
Readers in turn impose their own interpretation on the author's text. In other
words, the writing and reading of ethnographic texts involves the piling of layer
upon layer of interpretation. In his analysis, Crapanzano deconstructs the literary
He interprets.2 The ethnographer conventionally acknowledges the provisional
nature of his interpretations. Yet he assumes a final interpretation — a definitive
reading. "I have finally cracked the Kariera section system," we hear him say.
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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