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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At the same time it is consciousness of nature, which first appears to men as a
completely alien, all-powerful and unassailable force, with which men's relations
are purely animal and by which they are overawed like beasts; it is thus a purely
ability to transform — to "socialize" and "cultural- ize" — nature.1 ' Returning now
to the issue of women, their pan-cultural second-class status could be accounted
for, quite simply, by postulating that women are being identified or symbolically ...
warfare; rather, it is the transcendental (social, cultural) nature of these activities,
as opposed to the naturalness of the process of birth: "For it is not in giving life but
in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has ...
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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