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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This may explain Morgan's interest in the Iroquois and his relatively enlightened
attitude toward Native Americans. Do not mistake this attitude for a belief in racial
equality, however. Morgan, like most social scientists of his day, believed ...
To do so is to gloss over the active participation of native Americans in almost
500 years of post-colonial history. It is to present them as cardboard figures, living
according to a congeries of "culture traits" within "culture areas," traits that did not
Here, discussions of rape by native men and laws about it do not refer to actual
instances of rape (though Stoler says these did occur) but to political fears. The
fact that native men threatened the colonial system was discussed in terms of ...
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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