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The rise of anthropological theory : a history of theories of culture

Author: Marvin Harris
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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The best known, most often cited history of anthropological theory is finally available in paperback! First published in 1968, Harris's book has been cited in over 1,000 works and is one of the key documents explaining cultural materialism, the theory associated with Harris's work. This updated edition includes the complete 1968 text plus a new introduction by the author, which discusses the impact of the book and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin Harris
ISBN: 0759101329 9780759101326 0759101337 9780759101333
OCLC Number: 47100898
Awards: Winner of 1991 Current Contents 'Citation Classic'.
Description: xv, 806 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to the Updated Edition / Maxine L. Margolis --
1. Introduction --
2. Enlightenment --
3. Reaction and Recovery: The Early Nineteenth Century --
4. Rise of Racial Determinism --
5. Spencerism --
6. Evolutionism: Methods --
7. The Evolutionists: Results --
8. Dialectical Materialism --
9. Historical Particularism: Boas --
10. The Boasian Milieu --
11. The Ethnographic Basis of Particularism --
12. Kroeber --
13. Lowie --
14. Diffusionism --
15. Culture and Personality: Pre-Freudian --
16. Culture and Personality: Freudian --
17. Culture and Personality: New Directions --
18. French Structuralism --
19. British Social Anthropology --
20. Emics, Etics, and the New Ethnography --
21. Statistical Survey and the Nomothetic Revival --
22. Cultural Materialism: General Evolution --
23. Cultural Materialism: Cultural Ecology.
Responsibility: Marvin Harris ; with an introduction by Maxine L. Margolis.
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