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Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Cultural Anthropology (Taking Sides: Cultural Anthropology)

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Publisher Comments:

This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in cultural anthropology. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading anthropologists and educators, reflect a variety of viewpoints. Each reading has been selected for its liveliness, substance, and relevance to the topics included in college-level study of cultural anthropology.

Table of Contents

PART 1. Theoretical Issues

ISSUE 1. Should Anthropology Stop Trying to Model Itself on the Natural Sciences?

YES: Clifford Geertz, from The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays (Basic Books, 1973)

NO: Robert L. Carneiro, from “Godzilla Meet New Age Anthropology: Facing the Post-Modernist Challenge to a Science of Culture,” Europaea (1995)

ISSUE 2. Was Margaret Mead’s Fieldwork on Samoan Adolescents Fundamentally Flawed?

YES: Derek Freeman, from Margaret Mead and Samoa: The Making and Unmaking of an Anthropological Myth (Harvard University Press, 1983)

NO: Lowell D. Holmes and Ellen Rhoads Holmes, from Samoan Village: Then and Now, 2d ed. (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1992)

ISSUE 3. Should Anthropologists Abandon the Concept of Culture?

YES: Lila Abu-Lughod, from “Writing Against Culture,” in Richard G. Fox, ed., Recapturing Anthropology: Working in the Present (School of American Research Press, 1991)

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780073043968
Subtitle:
Clashing Views in Cultural Anthropology
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
Editor:
Welsch, Robert L.
Editor:
Endicott, Kirk M.
Author:
Welsch, Robert L.
Author:
Endicott, Kirk
Author:
Endicott, Kirk M.
Author:
Welsch, Robert
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Taking Sides: Cultural Anthropology
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
390
Dimensions:
9.26x6.06x.83 in. 1.23 lbs.

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