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Totems and teachers : key figures in the history of anthropology

Author: Sydel Silverman
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: Sydel Silverman presents a long-awaited second edition of this fascinating classic work, originally published in 1981. Eleven distinguished anthropologists offer an insiders' reflection on nine prominent figures who helped shape the discipline. This is one of few books that traces the theoretical development of anthropology through the lives of the well-known figures who have influenced its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
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History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sydel Silverman
ISBN: 075910459X 9780759104594 0759104603 9780759104600
OCLC Number: 52373442
Description: xvii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Franz Boas / Alexander Lesser --
2. Alfred L. Kroeber / Eric R. Wolf --
3. Paul Radin / Stanley Diamond --
4. Bronislaw Malinowski / Raymond Firth --
5. Ruth Benedict / Sidney W. Mintz --
6. Julian H. Steward / Robert F. Murphy --
7. Leslie A. White / Robert L. Carneiro --
8. Robert Redfield / Eric R. Wolf and Nathaniel Tarn --
9. Margaret Mead / Rhoda Metroux and Sydel Silverman.
Responsibility: edited by Sydel Silverman.
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Totems and Teachersremains a clever and insightful look into the personalities and dynamics of American anthropologies. Reviews In Anthropologies, January 2009 The project that the volume represents Read more...

 
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