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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24) use the origin of writing to mark the beginning of the third great era of cultural
development, "Civilization." In our scheme, "civilization" begins with the invention
of the steam engine as a practical means of harnessing energy.3* Although ...
For postmodern writers in the 1980s and 1990s, this self-reflectiveness is not
simply a more straightforward form of reportage. The recounting of field
experiences can become the narrative device by which anthropological
understanding is ...
All this was written in despair and rage. ' 5 Not until some fifteen months after
Michelle's death was I again able to begin writing anthropology. Writing the initial
version of "Grief and a Headhunter's Rage" was in fact cathartic, though perhaps
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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