Anthropology in Theory
The 57 articles collected in this volume---together with the editors' introduction---provide an overview of the key debates in anthropological theory over the past century. ^Provides the most comprehensive selection of readings and insightful overview of anthropological theory available ^Identifies crucial...
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The 57 articles collected in this volume---together with the editors' introduction---provide an overview of the key debates in anthropological theory over the past century. ^Provides the most comprehensive selection of readings and insightful overview of anthropological theory available ^Identifies crucial conceptual signposts and new theoretical directions for the discipline ^Discusses broader debates in the social sciences: debates about society and culture; structure and agency; identities and technologies; subjectivities and translocality; and meta-theory, ontology and epistemology
General Introduction: Henrietta L. Moore and Todd SandersAnthropology and Epistemology: Henrietta L. Moore and Todd SandersPart I: Section 1: Culture and Behavior1. The Aims of Anthropological Research: Franz Boas2. The Concept of Culture in Science: A. L. Kroeber3. Problems and Methods of Approach: Gregory Bateson4. Rules for the Explanation of Social Facts: Emile DurkheimSection 2: Society and Social Patterns5. The Limitations of the Comparative Method of Anthropology: Franz Boas6. Anthropology and Sociology: Edward Sapir7. The Individual and the Patterns of Culture: Ruth BenedictSection 3: Function and Environment8. The Group and the Individual in Functional Analysis: Bronislaw Malinowski9. The Concept and Method of Cultural Ecology: Julian H. Steward10. Energy and the Evolution of Culture: Leslie A. WhiteSection 4: Structure and System11. On Social Structure: A. R. Radcliffe-Brown12. Introduction to Political Systems of Highland Burma: E. R. Leach13. Social Structure: Claude Levi-StraussSection 5: Methods and Objects14. Understanding and Explanation in Social Anthropology: J. H. M. Beattie15. Anthropological Data and Social Reality: Ladislav Holy and Milan Stuchlik16. Objectification Objectified: Pierre BourdieuSection 6: Biology and Ontogeny17. Becoming Persons: Consciousness and Sociality in Human Evolution: Tim Ingold18. Customs and Cultures in Animals and Humans: Kathleen R. Gibson19. Introduction to Mind, Materiality and History: Christina Toren20. The Development of Meaning: Ontogeny and Culture: A. F. Robertson21. Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture: Clifford GeertzPart II: Section 7: Meanings as Objects of Study22. Anthropology and the Analysis of Ideology: Talal Asad23. Anthropology as Interpretive Quest: Roger M. KeesingSection 8: Language and Method24. Structural Analysis in Linguistics and in Anthropology and The Structural Study of Myth: Claude Levi-Strauss25. Ordinary Language and Human Action: Malcolm Crick26. Language, Anthropology and Cognitive Science: Maurice BlochSection 9: Thinking and Believing27. Introduction to Belief Language, and Experience: Rodney Needham28. The Antinomies: Stephen A. Tyler29. Anthropology and Psychology: Towards an Epidemiology of Representations: Dan SperberSection 10: Bodies of Knowledges30. Knowledge of the Body: Michael Jackson31. The End of the Body?: Emily Martin32. The Body of the Condemned: Michel FoucaultPart III: Section 11: Coherence and Contingency33. Puritanism and the Spirit of Capitalism: Max Weber34. Introduction to Europe and the People without History: Eric R. Wolf35. Introduction to Of Revelation and Revolution: Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff36. Epochal Structures I: Reconstructing historical materialism: Donald L. Donham37. Structures and the Habitus: Pierre Bourdieu38. Two Lectures: Michel FoucaultSection 12: Universalisms and Domain Terms39. Body and Mind in Mind, Body and Mind in Body: Some Anthropological Interventions in a Long Conversation: Michael Lambek40. Is Female to Male as Nature is to Culture?: Sherry B. Ortner41. Global Anxieties: Henrietta L. MooreSection 13: Perspectives and their Logics42. The Rhetoric of Ethnographic Holism: Robert J. Thornton43. Writing Against Culture: Lila Abu-Lughod44. Cutting the Network: Marilyn StrathernSection 14: Objectivity, Morality and Truth45. The Objectivity of Knowledge in Social Science and Social Policy: Max Weber46. The Primacy of the Ethical: Nancy Scheper-Hughes47. Moral Models in Anthropology: Roy D''Andrade48. Postmodernist Anthropology, Subjectivity, and Science: A Modernist Critique: Melford E. SpiroPart IV: Section 15: The Anthropology of Western Modes of Thought49. Preface to The Invention of Women: Oyeronke Oyewumi50. Valorizing the Present: Orientalism, Postcoloniality, and the Human Sciences: Vivek Dhareshwar51. Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism: Eduardo Viveiros de CastroSection 16: (Re)defining Objects of Enquiry52. Culture, Genuine and Spurious: The Polit