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Visions of culture : an introduction to anthropological theories and theorists

Author: Jerry D Moore
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Ca. : Altamira Press, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Presents introductory anthropology students with a treatment of theoretical developments in the field. This book includes pieces on Sherry Ortner, Pierre Bourdieu, and Eric Wolf, and an Epilogue that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moore, Jerry D.
Visions of culture.
Walnut Creek, Ca. : Altamira Press, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004
(OCoLC)891457908
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry D Moore
ISBN: 0759104107 9780759104105 0759104115 9780759104112
OCLC Number: 53331674
Description: xv, 379 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Edward Tylor : the evolution of culture --
Lewis Henry Morgan : the evolution of society --
Franz Boas: culture in context --
Emile Durkheim : the organic society --
The nature of culture --
Alfred Kroeber : configurations of culture --
Ruth Benedict : patterns of culture --
Edward Sapir : culture, language and the individual --
Margaret Mead : the individual and culture --
The nature of society --
Marcel Mauss : elemental categories, total facts --
Bronislaw Malinowski : the functions of culture --
R. Radcliffe-Brown : the structures of society --
Edward Evans-Pritchard : social anthropology, social history --
Evolutionary, adaptationist, and materialist theories --
Leslie White: evolution emergent --
Julian Steward : cultural ecology and multilinear evolution --
Marvin Harris : cultural materialism --
Eleanor Burke Leacock : feminism, marxism, and history --
Structures, symbols, and meaning --
Claude Levi-Strauss : structuralism --
Victor Turner : symbols, pilgrims, and drama --
Clifford Geertz : an interpretive anthropology --
Mary Douglas : dymbols and Structures, Pollution and Purity --
James Fernandez : the play of Tropes --
Sherry Ortner : symbols, gender, practice --
Pierre Bourdieu : an anthropology of practice --
Eric Wolf : culture, history, power --
Postscript : current controversies.
Responsibility: Jerry D. Moore.
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