Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History

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Mayfield Publishing Company, 1999 - Anthropology - 599 pages
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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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913

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Richard L. Warms received his PhD from Syracuse University in 1987 and is currently Professor of Anthropology at Texas State University, where he has taught since 1988. His research has focused on the history of anthropological theory, on commerce, religion, and ethnic identity in West Africa, and on African veterans of French colonial armed forces. With Jon McGee, he is coauthor of "Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History" (McGraw-Hill), now in its fifth edition; and with McGee and James Garber, of "Sacred Realms: Readings in the Anthropology of Religion, " now in its second edition (Oxford University Press). With Serena Nanda, he has coauthored the best-selling textbooks "Cultural Anthropology, " now in its eleventh edition, and "Culture Counts, " now in its third edition (Cengage Learning).

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