New PDF release: A History of Anthropological Theory

By Paul A. Erickson

ISBN-10: 1442606592

ISBN-13: 9781442606593

Within the most modern variation in their well known evaluation textual content, Erickson and Murphy proceed to supply a complete, reasonable, and obtainable advent to anthropological conception from antiquity to the current. a brand new part on twenty-first-century anthropological thought has been additional, with extra assurance given to postcolonialism, non-Western anthropology, and public anthropology. The booklet has additionally been redesigned to be extra visually and pedagogically enticing. Used by itself, or paired with the better half quantity Readings for a background of Anthropological concept, Fourth Edition, this reader bargains a versatile and hugely resource for the undergraduate anthropology classroom.

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Includes bibliographical references and index. Issued also in electronic formats. ) ISBN 978-1-4426-0769-9 (bound) 1. Anthropology—Philosophy—Textbooks. 2. Anthropology—History—Textbooks. I. Murphy, Liam Donat II. Title. com. com Every effort has been made to contact copyright holders; in the event of an error or omission, please notify the publisher. The University of Toronto Press acknowledges the financial support for its publishing activities of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund.

If the Earth was not the centre of the universe, how could it be special? How could God have created it for the glorification of people? Were there other worlds? Moreover, this solution created new technical problems and was beset by new nonconforming observations. If the Earth was rotating on its axis, why did falling bodies not land behind where they were dropped? Also, in the late 1500s, new stars and comets appeared, and their paths of movement, especially those of the comets, cut through the celestial orbs.

To date, this conversation has yielded the twin successes of three editions of A History of Anthropological Theory and its companion volume, Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory. In the beginning, A History of Anthropological Theory was broadly based on a senior-level undergraduate course that Erickson had been teaching at Saint Mary’s University for many years, a course in which Murphy himself was enrolled while a student there. As with any university course, this one had evolved through the incorporation of elements of various texts used on and off for years.

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