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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something bad and as something that brings about things that are bad.5 In most
moral models there is some way to correct evil. In the current moral model in
anthropology this is done by unmasking the symbolic hegemony that hides and ...
In the same vein, evidence about the good done by science is ignored. A major
reason for the unimportance of evidence, I believe, is what is being asserted is
not a set of empirical facts but whether one's first allegiance is to morality or to
The language used in the essays in Writing Cultures made strong claims to upper
-middle-class sensibility in esthetic matters but did not modify the basics of the
moral model. It did, however, make it possible to claim that concern with writing ...
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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