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.
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:94 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 08/01/1993 International: No
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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. REFERENCES
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