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The science of culture : a study of man and civilization

Author: Leslie A White
Publisher: Clinton Corners, N.Y. : Percheron Press, ©2005.
Series: Foundations of anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Percheron Press pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Leslie White was one of the most important-and controversial-figures in American anthropology. This classic work, initially published in 1949, contains White's definitive statement on what he termed  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie A White
ISBN: 0975273825 9780975273821
OCLC Number: 61153844
Notes: Originally published: 2nd ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1969].
Description: lviii, 444 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue to the Percheron Press Edition, Robert L. CarneiroI. Science and SymbolsIntroductionChapter 1. Science Is SciencingChapter 2. The Symbol: The Origin and Basis of Human BehaviorChapter 3. On the Use of Tools by PrimatesChapter 4. Mind Is MindingChapter 5. The Expansion of the Scope of ScienceII. Man and CultureIntroductionChapter 6. Culturological vs. Psychological Interpretations of Human BehaviorChapter 7. Cultural Determinants of MindChapter 8. Genius: Its Causes and IncidenceChapter 9. Ikhnaton: The Great Man vs. the Culture ProcessChapter 10. The Locus of Mathematical RealityChapter 11. The Definition and Prohibition of IncestChapter 12. Man's Control over Civilization: An Anthropocentric IllusionIII. Energy and CivilizationIntroductionChapter 13. Energy and the Evolution of CultureIV. CulturologyChapter 14. The Science of CultureChapter ReferencesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Foundations of anthropology.
Responsibility: Leslie A. White ; with a new prologue by Robert L. Carneiro.

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