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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In this group, joking privileges sanction a contradiction between the kinship
relations which link two unmarried men and the theoretical relationship which
must be assumed to exist between them in order to account for their later
marriages to ...
This freedom strongly contrasts with the father-son relationship. The father is tapu
; the son cannot touch his father's head or hair; he cannot touch him while he eats
, sleep in his bed or on his pillow, share his food or drink, or play with his ...
These four fundamental attitudes are represented in their reciprocal relationships
in Figure 2. In many systems the relationship between two individuals is often
expressed not by a single attitude, but several attitudes which together form, as it
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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