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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During the rains Nuer live in villages perched on the backs of knolls and ridges or
dotted over stretches of slightly elevated ground, and engage in the cultivation of
millet and maize. The country which intervenes between village and village, ...
the people of village or camp closer, in a moral sense, for they are in
consequence highly interdependent and their pastoral, hunting, fishing, and, to a
lesser degree, their agricultural activities are of necessity joint undertakings. This
They intermarry and hence establish between themselves many affinal and
cognatic relationships which, as will be seen later, crystallize round an agnatic
nucleus. Villages, the political units of Nuerland, are grouped into tribal sections.
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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