Perspectives on Culture: A Critical  Introduction to Theory in Cultural Anthropology
Perspectives on Culture: A Critical  Introduction to Theory in Cultural Anthropology
Pearson

Perspectives on Culture: A Critical Introduction to Theory in Cultural Anthropology

  • Publish Date: 2004-01-09
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Homayun Sidky

Regular price $57.35 Sale price $152.05

Attention: For textbook, access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.

This book provides a critical introduction to theory in cultural anthropologyfrom the perspective of the philosophy of science. It imparts the analytical skills needed to assess the often contradictory claims to knowledge and theoretical perspectives encountered in the study of general anthropology. KEY TOPICS Chapter topics cover science and anthropology: epistemological questions, evolutionism and the beginnings of anthropology during the nineteenth century, the Diffusionists, historical particularism, functionalism and modern anthropology, structural-functionalism, French structuralism, ethnoscience and cognitive anthropology, symbolic anthropology and the interpretation of culture, scientific anthropology, materialist and Marxist anthropology, postmodern anthropology, and anthropology in the 21st century. For individuals seeking reliable, valid knowledge about humankind, human behavior, and the evolution and operation of sociocultural systems.


More from this collection

Customer Reviews