Synopses & Reviews
" . . . a promising and well-produced series. . . . these essays show how much of interest in the history of social anthropology would be lost if it were treated simply as a history of ideas." Times Literary Supplement
" This volume is likely to prove indispensable to historians of anthropology in general and of British anthropology in particular. There are a wide range of historical skills on display, from traditional textual analysis to historical sociology of the most sophisticated sort, and there is a more or less thorough chronological coverage from the era of classical evolutionism virtually up to the present. One can only hope that historicizing anthropologists will sample some of these wares."—Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
About the Author
George W. Stocking, Jr., editor of this volume, is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Morris Fishbein Center for the Study of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Chicago. Since the appearance of his Race, Culture, and Evolution: Essays in the History of Anthropology in 1968, he has been the author of numerous articles and reviews in this field, and has edited three other books, including The Shaping of American Anthropology, 1883-1911: A Franz Boas Reader. His recent research has concentrated on the development of modern British social anthropology.
Table of Contents
The Functional Reduction of Kinship in the Social Thought of John Locke
Thomas de Zengotita
Robertson Smith and James Frazer on Religion: Two Traditions in British Social Anthropology
Robert Alun Jones
Tribal Exemplars: Images of Political Authority in British Anthropology, 18851945
Englishmen, Celts, and Iberians: The Ethnographic Survey of the United Kingdom, 18921899
Dr. Durkheim and Mr. Brown: Comparative Sociology at Cambridge in 1910
Edited by George W. Stocking, Jr.
Radcliffe-Brown and British Social Anthropology
George W. Stocking, Jr.
Function, History, Biography: Reflections on Fifty Years in the British Anthropological Tradition
Miscellaneous Studies From Philology to Anthropology in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Germany
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