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Visions of culture : an introduction to anthropological theories and theorists / Jerry D. Moore.

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Author/Creator:
Moore, Jerry D.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
1997
Imprint:
Walnut Creek, Calif. : AltaMira Press, c1997.
Format:
  • Book
  • 283 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Edward Tylor : the evolution of culture
  • Lewis Henry Morgan : the evolution of society
  • Franz Boas : culture in context
  • Emile Durkheim : the organic society
  • Alfred Kroeber : configurations of culture
  • Ruth Benedict : patterns of culture
  • Edward Sapir : culture, language, and the individual
  • Margaret Mead : the individual and culture
  • Marcel Mauss : elemental categories, total facts
  • Bronislaw Malinowski : the functions of culture
  • A.R. Radcliffe-Brown : the structures of society
  • Edward Evans-Pritchard : social anthropology, social history
  • Leslie White : evolution emergent
  • Julian Steward : cultural ecology and multilinear evolution
  • Marvin Harris : cultural materialism
  • Eleanor Burke Leacock : feminism, Marxism, and history
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss : structuralism
  • Victor Turner : symbols, pilgrims, and drama
  • Clifford Geertz : an interpretive anthropology
  • Mary Douglas : symbols and structures, pollution and purity --James Fernandez : the play of tropes.
Publisher's Summary:
An accessible, balanced undergraduate textbook on anthropological theory. Jerry D. Moore's Visions of Culture presents students with a brief, readable treatment of theoretical developments in the field from the days of Tylor and Morgan through contemporary postmodernists and cultural materialists. An ideal book for classes on the theory or the history of anthropology.
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ISBN:
080397096X
0803970978
9780803970960
9780803970977

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