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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On the other hand, Dr. Parsons' studies prove conclusively the deep influence
which Spanish ideas have had on Zu˝i culture, and, together with Professor
Kroeber's investigations, give us one of the best examples of acculturation that
Betzig's (1986) cross-cultural survey, for example, establishes that, in such
societies, there is a strong association between physical power over the lives of
others and number of wives and children. It seems reasonable to suggest that
The Iroquois are the best known example of the gender equality common in
North America, and, contrary to the opinion of LÚvi-Strauss,” are not an anomaly.
Instead, they afford a well-documented example of the economic and political ...
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CHARLES DARWIN AND ALFRED WALLACE On the Tendency of Species to Form Varieties
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