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Author Moberg, Mark, 1959- author.

Title Engaging anthropological theory : a social and political history / Mark Moberg
Edition Second edition
Published London : Routledge, 2018

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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents 1. Of Politics and Paradigms; 2. Claims and Critiques of Anthropological Knowledge; 3. Anthropology before Anthropologists; 4. Theory and Practice to Change the World; 5. Heirs to Order and Progress; 6. Spencer, Darwin, and the Evolutionary Parables for our Time; 7. The Boasian Revolution; 8. Culture and Psychology; 9. Functionalism, the Pure and the Hyphenated; 10. Anti-Structure and the Collapse of Empire; 11. Evolution Redux; 12. Contemporary Materialist and Ecological Approaches; 13. Symbols, Structures, and the "Web of Significance"; 14. Postmodern Political Economy and Sensibilities; 15. The Contemporary Anthropological Moment
Summary This updated second edition of Mark Moberg's lively book offers a fresh look at the history of anthropological theory. Covering key concepts and theorists, Engaging Anthropological Theory examines the historical context of anthropological ideas and the contested nature of anthropology itself. Anthropological ideas regarding human diversity have always been rooted in the sociopolitical conditions in which they arose and exploring them in context helps students understand how and why they evolved, and how theory relates to life and society. Illustrated throughout, this engaging text moves away from the dry recitation of past viewpoints in anthropology and brings the subject matter to life
Notes Previous edition: 2013
Subject Anthropology -- Philosophy
Anthropology -- History
Anthropology -- Methodology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Anthropological theory.
Boas.
Colonialism.
Cultural Materialism.
Durkheim.
Geertz.
Malinowski.
Marvin Harris.
Marx.
Political Anthropology.
Victor Turner.
Weber.
Anthropology
Anthropology -- Methodology
Anthropology -- Philosophy
Genre/Form Electronic books
History
Form Electronic book
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