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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Studies like Mrs. Putnam's The Lady" depict woman as an infinitely malleable lay
figure upon which mankind has draped ever varying period-costumes, in keeping
with which she wilted or waxed imperious, flirted or fled. But all discussions ...
Returning now to the issue of women, their pan-cultural second-class status
could be accounted for, quite simply, by postulating that women are being
identified or symbolically associated with nature, as opposed to men, who are
many disciplines, in anthropology women have reached high levels of
professional achievement and gained popular recognition for their work. In this
century, women such as Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead have become
household names ...
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CHARLES DARWIN AND ALFRED WALLACE On the Tendency of Species to Form Varieties
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