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A history of anthropology [electronic resource] / Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Finn Sivert Nielsen.

By: Eriksen, Thomas Hylland.
Contributor(s): Nielsen, Finn Sivert.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Anthropology, culture, and society: Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (viii, 207 p.).ISBN: 9781849640244 (electronic bk.); 1849640246 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Anthropology -- History | Anthropology -- Philosophy | Anthropologie -- Histoire | Anthropologie -- Philosophie | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Culturele antropologie | Anthropologie | GeschichteGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: History of anthropology.DDC classification: 306/.09 Other classification: 73.01 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Victorians, Germans and a Frenchman -- Four Founding Fathers -- Expansion and Institutionalisation -- Forms of Change -- The Power of Symbols -- Questioning Authority -- The End of Modernism? -- Reconstructions.
Review: "This book covers the entire history of social and cultural anthropology in a single volume. Beginning with a summary of the discipline in the nineteenth century, exploring major figures such as Morgan and Tylor, it goes on to provide a comprehensive overview of the discipline in the twentieth century. The bulk of the book is devoted to themes and controversies characteristic of post First World War anthropology, from structural functionalism via structuralism to hermeneutics, cultural ecology, discourse analysis and, most recently, globalization and postmodernism. The authors emphasise throughout the need to see changes in the discipline in a wider social, political and intellectual context."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-191) and index.

"This book covers the entire history of social and cultural anthropology in a single volume. Beginning with a summary of the discipline in the nineteenth century, exploring major figures such as Morgan and Tylor, it goes on to provide a comprehensive overview of the discipline in the twentieth century. The bulk of the book is devoted to themes and controversies characteristic of post First World War anthropology, from structural functionalism via structuralism to hermeneutics, cultural ecology, discourse analysis and, most recently, globalization and postmodernism. The authors emphasise throughout the need to see changes in the discipline in a wider social, political and intellectual context."--Jacket.

Victorians, Germans and a Frenchman -- Four Founding Fathers -- Expansion and Institutionalisation -- Forms of Change -- The Power of Symbols -- Questioning Authority -- The End of Modernism? -- Reconstructions.

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