History and Theory in Anthropology

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History and Theory in Anthropology

By Alan Barnard

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Alan Barnard's balanced and judicious overview of anthropological theory covering the historical contexts of the great debates, tracing the genealogies of theories and schools of thought. It discusses evolutionism; diffusionism and culture area theories, functionalism and structural-functionalism; action-centred theories; processual and Marxist perspectives; relativism, structuralism and post-structuralism; interpretivism and postmodernism.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Anthropology -> General Anthropology

History and Theory in Anthropology
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 15/06/2000
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511034644
ISBN 13: 9780511034640
Print ISBN: 9780521773331

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