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Anthropological Theory : An Introductory History - R. Jon McGee

Anthropological Theory

An Introductory History

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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.

Indicates an article new to this edition Preface Introduction
Historical Foundations of Anthropological Theory 19th Century Evolutionism
Herbert Spencer, The Social Organism (1860)
Sir Edward Burnett Tylor, The Science of Culture (1871)
Lewis Henry Morgan, Ethnical Periods (1877)
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Feuerbach. Opposition of the Materialist and Idealist Outlook (1845-1846) The Foundations of Sociological Thought
Émile Durkheim, What is a Social Fact? (1895)
Émile Durkheim, The Cosmological System of Totemism and the Idea of Class" (1912)
Marcel Mauss, Extracts from The Gift (1924)
Max Weber, Class, Status, Party (1922)
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ISBN: 9780072840469
ISBN-10: 0072840463
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 11th July 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 18.42  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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