Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History
A comprehensive and accessible survey of the history of theory in anthropology, this anthology of classic and contemporary 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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Darwin even applied some of the concepts developed in Spencer's work in his
own theory of biological evolution. As a result, Darwinian evolution was readily
accepted by the scientific community. Spencer was interested in evolution as a ...
The biologist dealing with man must assume at least some hereditary differences,
and often does assume biological factors as the only ones existent. The historian,
until such differences are established and exactly defined, must assume their ...
The universal incest prohibitions and its ally, the rule of exogamy (marriage
outside the group), ensure that “the risk of seeing a biological family become
established as a closed system is definitely eliminated; the biological group can
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CHARLES DARWIN AND ALFRED WALLACE On the Tendency of Species to Form Varieties
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