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Understanding culture : an introduction to anthropological theory

Author: Philip Carl Salzman
Publisher: Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Salzman's Understanding Culture explores six major streams of anthropological theory : functionalism; processualism and transactionalism; materialism and political economy; configurationalism and structuralism; history and evolution; and feminism and postmodernism.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Carl Salzman
ISBN: 1577661796 9781577661795
OCLC Number: 46860123
Description: ix, 173 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction to theory --
Interdependence in human life : social structure and function --
Agency in human action : social processes and transactions --
Determining factors : cultural materialism and political economy --
Coherence in culture : dominant patterns and underlying structures --
Transformation through time : history and evolution --
Critical advocacy : feminism and postmodernism --
Reflections and anthropological theory.
Responsibility: Philip Carl Salzman.

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Salzman's Understanding Culture explores six major streams of anthropological theory : functionalism; processualism and transactionalism; materialism and political economy; configurationalism and structuralism; history and evolution; and feminism and postmodernism.

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