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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Notice the similarity between this paragraph and the last paragraph of White's "
Energy and the Evolution of Culture" (essay 19), written more than seventy years
later. 3. Ethnical Periods Lewis Henry Morgan (1818-1881) human progress; but
10 In this and the following paragraph, Leacock is describing a Marxist dialectic.
She is saying that society is not simply a reflection of the structure of production (
that is a position that Marxists call "vulgar materialism") but rather emerges from ...
(1973:412) Here in the first paragraph of "Deep Play," Geertz establishes an
opposition between himself and his wife and the Balinese who live in their own
remote little world. Geertz and his wife are "anthropologists," "professionals," and
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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