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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Psychological functionalism is linked to Bronislaw Malinowski (1884—1942). For
the psychological functionalist, cultural institutions function to meet the basic
physical and psychological needs of people in a society. Like Boas, Malinowski's
It goes deeper than the presence or the absence of ritualism; ritualism itself is of a
fundamentally different character within this area, and without the understanding
of this fundamental psychological set among the Pueblo peoples we must be ...
An alternative and perhaps complementary strategy to that of attempting to match
fitness optimization model and culture trait is to focus on the psychological-level
mechanisms. This latter strategy can exist on its own, or it can complement ...
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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