A History of Anthropology (Anthropology, Culture and by Thomas Hylland Eriksen,Finn Sivert Nielsen

By Thomas Hylland Eriksen,Finn Sivert Nielsen

this can be a completely up to date and revised variation of a well-liked vintage of recent anthropology. The authors supply summaries of ‘Enlightenment’, ‘Romantic’ and ‘Victorian’ anthropology, from the cultural theories of Morgan and Taylor to the usually ignored contributions of German students. The ambiguous dating among anthropology and nationwide cultures is usually considered.

The publication offers an remarkable account of theoretical advancements in anthropology from the Nineteen Twenties to the current, together with functionalism, structuralism, hermeneutics, neo-Marxism and discourse research. There are short biographies of significant anthropologists and assurance of key debates together with totemism, kinship and globalisation.

This crucial textual content on anthropology is extremely attractive, authoritative and compatible for college students in any respect levels.

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