In the latest edition of their popular overview text, Erickson and Murphy continue to provide a comprehensive, affordable, and accessible introduction to anthropological theory from antiquity to the present. A new section on twenty-first-century anthropological theory has been added, with more coverage given to postcolonialism, non-Western anthropology, and public anthropology. The book has also been redesigned to be more visually and pedagogically engaging. Used on its own, or paired with the companion volume Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, Fourth Edition, this reader offers a flexible and highly useful resource for the undergraduate anthropology classroom. For additional resources, visit the "Teaching Theory" page at www.utpteachingculture.com.
Paul A. Erickson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Saint Mary's University in Halifax. Liam D. Murphy is a Professor in the Anthropology Department at California State University, Sacramento.
List of Illustrations 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 v. Diffusionism Archaeology Comes of Age Charles Darwin and Darwinism Sigmund Freud Emile 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 Levi-Strauss Edmund Leach and Mary Douglas 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 Biologized Anthropology 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 Frederik Barth Feminism and Anthropology Postcolonial Theory Political Economy Marx and the World System Sins of the Fathers Ideology, Culture, and Power Postmodernity Paul Feyerabend Michel Foucault Pierre Bourdieu Anthropology as Text Medical Anthropology Part Four: The Early Twenty-first Century Globalization Public Anthropology Alternative National Traditions in Anthropology Conclusion Review Questions Glossary Sources and Suggested Reading Illustrated Sources Index
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