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Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History R. Jon Mcgee

Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History By R. Jon Mcgee

Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History by R. Jon Mcgee


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A comprehensive survey of the history of theory in anthropology, this anthology contains commentary in introductions and notes to guide students through excerpts of seminal anthropological works. It provides information needed to understand each article, its central concepts, and its relationship to the social and historical context.

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Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History Summary

Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History by R. Jon Mcgee

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. Six of the 45 articles are new to this edition.

About R. Jon Mcgee

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.

Table of Contents

*Indicates an article new to this editionPrefaceIntroductionPart One: Historical Foundations of Anthropological Theory19th Century Evolutionism1. Herbert Spencer, The Social Organism (1860)2. Sir Edward Burnett Tylor, The Science of Culture (1871)3. Lewis Henry Morgan, Ethnical Periods (1877)4. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Feuerbach. Opposition of the Materialist and Idealist Outlook (1845-1846) The Foundations of Sociological Thought 5. Emile Durkheim, What is a Social Fact? (1895)6. Emile Durkheim, The Cosmological System of Totemism and the Idea of Class (1912)7. Marcel Mauss, Extracts from The Gift (1924)8. Max Weber, Class, Status, Party (1922)Part Two: Culture Theory in the Early Twentieth CenturyHistorical Particularism9. Franz Boas, The Methods of Ethnology (1920)10. Alfred Louis Kroeber, Eighteen Professions (1915)11. Paul Radin, Right and Wrong (1927)*12. Benjamin L. Whorf, The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behavior to Language (1939)Functionalism13. Bronislaw Malinowski, The Essentials of the Kula (1922)*14. A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, On Joking Relationships (1940)15. Max Gluckman, The Licence in Ritual (1956)Culture and Personality16. Ruth Benedict, Psychological Types in the Cultures of the Southwest (1930)17. Margaret Mead, Introduction to Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies (1935)Part Three: Theory at Mid-CenturyThe Re-emergence of Evolutionary Thought18. Leslie White, Energy and the Evolution of Culture(1943)19. Julian Steward, The Patrilineal Band (1955)Neo-materialism: Evolutionary, Functionalist, and Ecological20. Morton Fried, On the Evolution of Social Stratification and the State (1960)21. Marvin Harris, The Cultural Ecology of India's Sacred Cattle (1966)22. Roy A. Rappaport, Ritual Regulation of Environmental Relations Among a New Guinea People (1967)*23. Eric R. Wolf, Peasantry and its Problems (1966)Structuralism*24. Claude Levi-Strauss, Linguistics and Anthropology (1952)25. Claude Levi-Strauss, Four Winnebago Myths (1960)26. Sherry Ortner, Is Female to Male as Nature is to Culture? (1974)Ethnoscience and Cognitive Anthropology27. Harold C. Conklin, Hanunoo Color Categories (1955)28. Stephen A. Tyler, Introduction to Cognitive Anthropology (1969)29. Claudia Strauss, What Makes Tony Run: Schemas as Motives Reconsidered (1992)Part Four: The Late Twentieth Century and BeyondSociobiology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Behavioral Ecology30. Edward O. Wilson, The Morality of the Gene (1975)31. 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 Critique32. Sally Slocum, Woman the Gatherer: Male Bias in Anthropology (1975)33. Eleanor Leacock, Interpreting the Origins of Gender Inequality: Conceptual and Historical Problems (1983)34. Ann L. Stoler, Making Empire Respectable: the Politics of Race and Sexual Morality in 20th-Century Colonial Cultures (1989)Symbolic/Interpretive Anthropology35. Mary Douglas, External Boundaries (1966)36. Victor Turner, Symbols in Ndembu Ritual (1967)37. Clifford Geertz, Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight (1973)Post Modernism and Its Critics38. Renato Rosaldo, Grief and a Headhunter's Rage (1989)*39. Abu-Lughod, A Tale of Two Pregnancies (1991)40. Roy D'Andrade, Moral Models in Anthropology (1995)Globalization, Power, and Agency*41. Arjun Appadurai, Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Economy (1990)42. Philippe Bourgois, From Jibaro to Crack Dealer: Confronting the Restructuring of Capitalism in El Barrio (1995)43. Aihwa Ong, The Family Romance of Mandarin Capital (1999)BibliographyAcknowledgements Index

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CIN0073405221G
9780073405223
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Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History by R. Jon Mcgee
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20070516
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