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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One of the functions of sociobiology, then, is to reformulate the foundations of the
social sciences in a way that draws these subjects into the Modern Synthesis.
Whether the social sciences can be truly biologicized in this fashion remains to
In sociobiological terms, the ultimate goal of the competition is not power, wealth,
or control over the means of production: However often these are sought, they
are not seen as ends in themselves but rather as instruments for the attainment of
11 When this essay was written, French structuralism and sociobiology were
extremely popular in the United States. In this paragraph, Leacock takes aim at
both, particularly sociobiologist E. O. Wilson's Sociobiology: The New Synthesis.
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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