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A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition By Paul A. Erickson

A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition by Paul A. Erickson

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On its own or used with the companion volume, Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, this text provides comprehensive coverage in a flexible and easy-to-use format for teaching in the undergraduate anthropology classroom.

A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition Summary

A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition by Paul A. Erickson

The fifth edition of this bestselling theory text has been revised throughout, with substantial updates, including more on gender and sexuality, and with a new section on Anthropologies of the Digital Age. Keyword definitions have been reinstated in the margins, and biographical information on theorists has been enhanced to build stronger context for readers. On its own or used with the companion volume, Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, this text provides comprehensive coverage in a flexible and easy-to-use format for teaching in the undergraduate anthropology classroom.

About Paul A. Erickson

Paul A. Erickson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at St. Mary's University in Halifax. Liam D. Murphy is a Professor in the Anthropology Department at California State University, Sacramento.

Table of Contents

List of Figures Preface Timeline Introduction Part One: The Early History of Anthropological Theory Anthropology in Antiquity The Middle Ages The Renaissance Voyages of Geographical Discovery The Scientific Revolution The Enlightenment The Rise of Positivism Marxism Classical Cultural Evolutionism Evolutionism versus Diffusionism Archaeology Comes of Age Charles Darwin and Darwinism Sigmund Freud mile Durkheim Max Weber Ferdinand de Saussure Part Two: The Earlier Twentieth Century American Cultural Anthropology Franz Boas Robert Lowie and Alfred Louis Kroeber Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict The Development of Psychological Anthropology French Structural Anthropology Marcel Mauss Claude L vi-Strauss Edmund Leach and Mary Douglas Latter-Day Structuralists Structural Marxists Marshall Sahlins The Legacy of French Structural Anthropology British Social Anthropology A.R. Radcliffe-Brown Bronislaw Malinowski E.E. Evans-Pritchard Max Gluckman and the "Manchester School" The Legacy of British Social Anthropology Part Three: The Later Twentieth Century Cognitive Anthropology Edward Sapir Ethnoscience and the "New Ethnography" Cultural Neo-evolutionism Leslie White Julian Steward Marshall Sahlins and Elman Service The New Archaeology Cultural Materialism Marvin Harris Nature versus Nurture Biology of Behaviour The New Physical Anthropology Ethology and Behavioural Genetics Sociobiology Symbolic and Interpretive Anthropology Victor Turner and Symbolic Anthropology Clifford Geertz and Interpretive Anthropology Post-processual Archaeology The Influence of Symbolic and Interpretive Approaches Transactionalism Fredrik Barth Anthropology and Gender Feminism and Its Effects Culture and Sexualities Political Economy Marx and the World System Sins of the Fathers Ideology, Culture, and Power Postcolonialism Postmodernity Paul Feyerabend Michel Foucault Pierre Bourdieu Anthropology as Text Medical Anthropology Part Four: The Early Twenty-First Century Globalization Public Anthropology World Traditions in Anthropology The English Language and Anglo-American Hegemony "Other" Anthropologies Anthropologies of the Digital Age Conclusion Forgetting the Past Agreeing to Disagree "-isms" in Schism History of the Future Beyond "One Dead Guy a Week" Study Questions Glossary Sources and Suggested Reading Index

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NGR9781442636835
9781442636835
1442636831
A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition by Paul A. Erickson
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University of Toronto Press
2016-10-21
304
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