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Assessing Cultural Anthropology

Assessing Cultural Anthropology - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0070065789

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ISBN13: 978-0070065789
ISBN10: 0070065780
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Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 1994
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Assessing Cultural Anthropology - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0070065789

Robert Borofsky

ISBN13: 978-0070065789
ISBN10: 0070065780
Cover type:
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 1994
International: No
Summary

Intended for upper-level anthropological theory courses, ASSESSING CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY is a book of original readings which assess current theories and approaches in anthropology and determines the future direction of the discipline.

Contributors include the most respected names in the field; among them, Clifford Geertz, Roy Rappaport, and Eric Wolf. Section introductions in this diverse and polemical collection provide overviews of the book's themes. A concluding chapter, "Looking Ahead", suggests areas for future research and reflection.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION.



PART ONE: DIVERSITY AND DIVERGENCE WITHIN THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL COMMUNITY.

Essays by: Philip Salzman, George Marcus, Robert Murphy, Marvin Harris.

PART TWO: ENHANCING THE COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE.

Essays by: Laura Nader, Maurice Godelier, Adam Kuper, Roberto DaMatta, Veena Das.

PART THREE: RETHINKING PAST PERSPECTIVES.

Essays by: Roy Rappaport, Russell Bernard, Robert Levy, Sylvia Yanagisako and Jane Collier, Marilyn Strathern, Eric Wolf, Nancy Scheper-Hughes.

PART FOUR: RETHINKING THE CULTURAL.

Essays by: Jack Goody, Ward Goodenough, Maurece Bloch, Claudia Strauss and Naomi Quinn, Roger Keesing.

PART FIVE: THE CULTURE IN MOTION.

Essays by: Andrew P. Vayda, Robert Borofsky, Fredrik Barth, Sally Falk Moore, Marshall Sahlins, Conrad Kottak and Elizabeth Colson.

PART SIX: APPLYING ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES.

Essays by: Claude Levi-Strauss, Stanley Tambiah, Valery Tishkov, Clifford Geertz.


ASSESSING THE FIELD.
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