An Introductory History
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|Format:||Paperback, 672 pages, 3rd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 11 July 2003|
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.
Table of Contents
*Indicates an article new to this edition Preface Contents Introduction Part One: Historical Foundations of Anthropological Theory 19th Century Evolutionism *1. Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, "On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties; and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection." (1858) 2. Herbert Spencer, "The Social Organism" (1860) 3. Sir Edward Burnett Tylor, "The Science of Culture" (1871) 4. Lewis Henry Morgan, "Ethnical Periods" (1877) 5. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, "Feuerbach. Opposition of the Materialist and Idealist Outlook" (1845-1846) The Foundations of Sociological Thought 6. "Aemile Durkheim, "What is a Social Fact?" (1895) 7. "Aemile Durkheim, The Cosmological System of Totemism and the Idea of Class" (1912) 8. "Marcel Mauss, Extracts from The Gift" (1924) 9. "Max Weber, Class, Status, Party" (1922) Part Two: Culture Theory in the Early Twentieth Century Historical Particularism 10. Franz Boas, "The Methods of Ethnology" (1920) *11. Alfred Louis Kroeber, "Eighteen Professions" (1915) 12. Paul Radin, "Right and Wrong" (1927) Functionalism 13. Bronislaw Malinowski, "The Essentials of the Kula" (1922) 14. A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, "The Mother's Brother in South Africa" (1924) 15. E. E. Evans-Pritchard, "The Nuer of the Southern Sudan" (1940) *16. Max Gluckman, "The Licence in Ritual" (1956) Culture and Personality 17. Ruth Benedict, "Psychological Types in the Cultures of the Southwest" (1930) 18. Margaret Mead, "Introduction to Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies" (1935) Part Three: Theory at Mid-Century Cultural Ecology and Neo-Evolutionary Thought 19. Julian Steward, "The Patrilineal Band" (1955) 20. Leslie White, "Energy and the Evolution of Culture" (1943) 21. George P. Murdock, "Family Stability in Non-European Cultures" (1950) Materialism: Evolutionary, Functionalist, Ecological, and Marxist 22. Morton Fried, "On the Evolution of Social Stratification and the State" (1960) 23. Marvin Harris, "The Cultural Ecology of India's Sacred Cattle" (1966) 24. Roy A. Rappaport, "Ritual Regulation of Environmental Relations Among a New Guinea People" (1967) 25. Philippe Bourgois, "From Jibaro to Crack Dealer: Confronting the Restructuring of Capitalism in El Barrio" (1995) Structuralism 26. Claude Levi-Strauss, "Structural Analysis in Linguistics and in Anthropology" (1963) *27. Claude Levi-Strauss, "Four Winnebago Myths" (1960) 28. Sherry Ortner, "Is Female to Male as Nature is to Culture?" (1974) Ethnoscience and Cognitive Anthropology 29. Harold C. Conklin, "Hanunoo Color Catagories" (1955) 30. Stephen A. Tyler, "Introduction to Cognitive Anthropology" (1969) *31. Claudia Strauss. "What makes Tony run: Schemas as motives reconsidered" (1992) Part Four: Recent Trends in Anthropological Theory Sociobiology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Behavioral Ecology 32. Edward O. Wilson, "The Morality of the Gene" (1975) 33. Jerome Barkow, "The Elastic Between Genes and Culture" (1989) *34. Rebecca Bliege Bird, Eric Alden Smith, and Douglas W. Bird, "The hunting handicap: costly signaling in human foraging strategies" (2001) Anthropology and Gender: The Feminist Critique 35. Sally Slocum, "Woman the Gatherer: Male Bias in Anthropology" (1975) 36. Eleanor Leacock, "Interpreting the Origins of Gender Inequality: Conceptual and Historical Problems" (1983) 37. Ann L. Stoler, "Making Empire Respectable: the Politics of Race and Sexual Morality in 20th-Century Colonial Cultures" (1989) Symbolic/Interpretive Anthropology 38. Mary Douglas, "External Boundaries" (1966) 39. Victor Turner, "Symbols in Ndembu Ritual" (1967) 40. Clifford Geertz, "Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight" (1973) Post Modernism and Its Critics 41. Renato Rosaldo, "Grief and a Headhunter's Rage" (1989) 42. Vincent Crapanzano, "Hermes' Dilemma: The Masking of Subversion in Ethnographic Description" (1986) 43. Roy D'Andrade, "Moral Models in Anthropology" (1995) Bibliography Acknowledgements Index
About the Author
R. Jon McGee is a professor of Anthropology at Southwest Texas State University. He began his work with the Lacandon Maya of Mexico in 1980, and received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 1983. McGee is married, has a son and daughter, and has taught at Southwest Texas State since 1985. He is the author of numerous works on the Lacandon including Life, Ritual and Religion Among the Lacandon Maya, and Watching Lacandon Maya Lives. He is also the coauthor of the texts Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History and Many Worlds: Essays in Religious Practices, Beliefs, and Culture. Richard L. Warms is professor of anthropology at Southwest Texas State University. He has done original fieldwork in West Africa, has published numerous scholarly articles and is co-author, with Jon McGee, of Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History and with Serena Nanda of Cultural Anthropology, 7th edition.
|Publisher: ||McGraw Hill Higher Education|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 17.0 x 2.0 centimeters (1.00 kg)|