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A History of Anthropology (Anthropology, Culture and Society)

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Publisher Comments:

This is the first book to cover the entire history of social and cultural anthropology in a single volume. Beginning with a summary of the discipline in the nineteenth century, exploring major figures such as Morgan and Tylor, it goes on to provide a comprehensive overview of the discipline in the twentieth century.The bulk of the book is devoted to themes and controversies characteristic of post First World War anthropology, from structural functionalism via structuralism to hermeneutics, cultural ecology, discourse analysis and, most recently, globalization and postmodernism. The authors emphasise throughout the need to see changes in the discipline in a wider social, political and intellectual context. This is a timely, concise history of a major discipline, in an engaging and thought-provoking narrative, that will appeal to students of anthropology worldwide.

Synopsis:

A concise yet comprehensive history of anthropology and a timely reassessment of the discipline. The entire history of social and cultural anthropology in a single volume.

About the Author

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo. He is the author of numerous books on anthropological issues, including Ethnicity and Nationalism and Small Places, Large Issues (both published by Pluto Press).Finn Sivert Nielsen is a senior lecturer in social anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. He has published on fieldwork, Russia and the USSR and general anthropology.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Beginnings

2. Victorians, Germans and a Frenchman

3. Four founding fathers

4. Expansion and institutionalisation

5. Forms of change

6. The power of symbols

7. Questioning authority

8. The end of modernism?

9. Reconstructions

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745313900
Author:
Eriksen, Thomas Hylland
Author:
Nielsen, Finn Sivert
Author:
riksen
Author:
Thomas Hylland E
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Anthropology -- History.
Subject:
Anthropology -- Philosophy.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Anthropology, Culture and Society (Paperback)
Publication Date:
20011020
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 1 lb

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