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AuthorSidky, H.
TitlePerspectives on culture : A critical introduction to theory in cultural anthropology / H. Sidky
Imprint Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2004
Descript xii, 531p. : fig ; 24 cm


The nature of anthropology and anthropological knowledge. -- Science and anthropology: epistemological questions. -- Evolutionism and the beginnings of anthropology during the nineteenth century. -- Lewis Henry Morgan and the evolution of society. -- The diffusionists: unbridled imagination and the history of culture. -- Historical particularism: the anthropology of Franz Boas and the demise of theory. -- After Boas: the development of American anthropology. -- Bronislaw Malinowski, functionalism, and modern anthropology. -- From functionalism to structural functionalism: the anthropology of Radcliffe-Brown. -- Cultural evolution returns: Leslie White and Julian Steward. -- French structuralism: the anthropology of Claude Levi-Strauss. -- Ethnoscience and cognitive anthropology: the problem of local knowledge. -- Symbols, symbolic anthropology, and the interpretation of culture. -- Scientific, materialist, and Marxist anthropology. -- Postmodern anthropology and cultural constructionism. -- Conclusions: anthropology in the twenty-first century.

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