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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The error of traditional anthropology, like that of traditional linguistics, was to
consider the terms, and not the relations between the terms. Before proceeding
further, let us briefly answer some objections which might be raised. First, if the ...
And, as we have seen, even the I disappears — replaced by an invisible voice of
authority who declares what the you-transformed-to-a-they experience.28 In
traditional ethnography the ethnographer's encounter with the people he has ...
In the context of this discussion, doctors occupy the pivotal role of "traditional"
intellectuals whose function is, in part, to fail to see the secret indignation of the
hungry poor expressed in their inchoate folk idiom of "nervos." But
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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