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The reinvention of primitive society : transformations of a myth

Author: Adam Kuper
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
The Invention of Primitive Society, Adam Kuper's best selling critique of ideas about the origins of society and religion that have been much debated since Darwin, has been hugely influential in anthropology and post-colonial studies. This topical new edition, entitled The Reinvention of Primitive Society, has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of new research in the field. It coincides with a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kuper, Adam.
Reinvention of primitive society.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2005
(DLC) 2005001214
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Kuper
ISBN: 0203003527 9780203003527 9780415357609 0415357608 9780415357616 0415357616 1134247206 9781134247202 1134247214 9781134247219 1280302607 9781280302602 9786610302604 661030260X
OCLC Number: 62083385
Language Note: English.
Notes: Revised edition of: The invention of primitive society.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 272 pages) : 1 map
Contents: Part PART 1 The idea of primit ive society --
chapter 1 The myth of primitive society --
chapter 2 Barbarian, savage, primitive --
part PART I I Ancient law, ancient society and totemism --
chapter 3 Henry Maine's patriarchal theory --
chapter 4 Lewis Henry Morgan and Ancient Society --
chapter 5 The question of totemism --
part PART I II Evolut ion and di f fus ion: Boas, Rivers and Radcl i f fe-Brown --
chapter 6 The Boasians and the critique of evolutionism --
chapter 7 From Rivers to Radcliffe-Brown --
part PART IV Descent and al l iance --
chapter 8 Descent theory: a phoenix from the ashes --
chapter 9 Towards the intellect --
part Part V Back to the beginning --
chapter 10 The return of the native --
chapter 11 Conclusion.
Responsibility: Adam Kuper.
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This expanded and radically revised new edition should prove useful reading for those who are interested in anthropological theory and current post-colonial debates, or simply curious about the ways  Read more...


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