Cultural Anthropology: An Introduction
- Publish Date: 2001-02-28
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Ida Magli
This introductory text examines the formation, history, function, and most significant results of cultural anthropology. Special topics include the great ocean voyages of the early explorers; theories of progress and adaptation; the development of anthropology through the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries; the study of religion, taboo, and myth; and the classic works of Franz Boas, Alfred L. Kroeber, Robert Lowe, and Bronislaw Malinowski. Also considered is the influence of anthropological methods and research on psychoanalysis, and how anthropology wrought a revolution in historical research.