Summary: This bestselling overview of the history of anthropological theory provides a comprehensive history from antiquity through to the 21st century, with a focus on the 20th century and beyond. Unlike other volumes, it also offers a 4-field introduction to theory. As a stand-alone text, or used in conjunction with the companion volume, Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, it offers a comprehensive, affordable, and contemporary introduction to anthropological ...show moretheory.
The third edition has been updated and fully revised throughout to closely parallel the presentation in the companion reader, making it easier to use both books in tandem. A larger trim size allows for a more elegant layout of the material. New essays by contemporary theorists bring theories to life and more portraits of theorists make it a handsome volume. Sources and suggested readings have been updated and glossary definitions have been updated, streamlined, and standardized. ...show less