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Reclaiming a scientific anthropology

Author: Lawrence A Kuznar
Publisher: Lanham, MD : AltaMira Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"A strong advocate for anthropology as a science, Lawrence Kuznar reviews the recent challenges to this ideology from creationists and "scientific" racists on one side and postmodernists, marxists and feminists on the other. Moreover, Kuznar provides a brief review of anthropology as a science, summarizes major theoretical works in anthropology and other fields on the science/humanism debate, and offers several  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence A Kuznar
ISBN: 9780759111080 0759111081 9780759111097 075911109X 9780759112346 0759112347
OCLC Number: 226966601
Description: xxxv, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Anthropological science --
Science : problems with progress --
Anthropological science : two examples --
The postmodern vanguard : nontraditional critics of science --
Elevating the other/looking back upon ourselves : postmodern and critical anthropology --
The mutable past : postmodern archaeology --
Strange bedfellows : a comparison of challenges to scientific anthropology --
The case against crusading anthropology --
Computational social science : adding method to madness --
Where do we go from here? : a future scientific anthropology.
Responsibility: Lawrence A. Kuznar.

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Lawrence Kuznar makes a compelling case that it is even more important today, a decade after the publication of the first edition of Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology, for anthropology to return  Read more...

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