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In American Anthropology and Company, linguist and sociologist Stephen O. Murray explores the connections between anthropology, linguistics, sociology, psychology, and history, in broad-ranging essays on the history of anthropology and allied disciplines. On subjects ranging from Native American linguistics to the pitfalls of American, Latin American, and East Asian fieldwork, among other topics, American Anthropology and Company presents the views of a historian of anthropology interested in the theoretical and institutional connections between disciplines that have always been in conversation with anthropology. Recurring characters include Edward Sapir, Alfred Kroeber, Robert Redfield, W. I. and Dorothy Thomas, and William Ogburn.

While histories of anthropology rarely cross disciplinary boundaries, Murray moves in essay after essay toward an examination of the institutions, theories, and social networks of scholars as never before, maintaining a healthy skepticism toward anthropologists’ views of their own methods and theories.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-ii
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. iii-iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. iv-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Series Editor’s Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xv-xxvi
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  1. Part 1: Anthropology and Some of Its Companions
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Introduction: Before the Boasians
  2. pp. 3-14
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  1. Chapter 1: Historical Inferences from Ethnohistorical Data: Boasian Views
  2. pp. 15-21
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  1. Chapter 2: The Manufacture of Linguistic Structure
  2. pp. 22-30
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  1. Chapter 3:Margaret Mead and the Professional Unpopularity of Popularizers
  2. pp. 31-51
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  1. Chapter 4: American Anthropologists Discover Peasants
  2. pp. 52-87
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  1. Chapter 5: The Non-eclipse of Americanist Anthropology during the 1930s and 1940s
  2. pp. 88-101
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  1. Chapter 6: The Pre-Freudian Georges Devereux, the Post- Freudian Alfred Kroeber, and Mohave Sexuality
  2. pp. 102-113
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  1. Chapter 7: University of California, Berkeley, Anthropology during the 1950s
  2. pp. 114-121
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  1. Chapter 8: American Anthropologists Looking through Taiwan to See “Traditional” China, 1950–1990
  2. pp. 122-154
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  1. Part 2: Sociology’s Increasingly Uneasy Relations with Anthropology
  2. pp. 155-156
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 157-160
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  1. Chapter 9: W. I. Thomas, Behaviorist Ethnologist
  2. pp. 161-171
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  1. Chapter 10: The Postmaturity of Sociolinguistics: Edward Sapir and Personality Studies in the Chicago Department of Sociology
  2. pp. 172-193
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  1. Chapter 11: The Reception of Anthropological Work in American Sociology, 1921–1951
  2. pp. 194-210
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  1. Chapter 13: Resistance to Sociology at Berkeley
  2. pp. 246-263
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  1. Chapter 14: Does Editing Core Anthropology and Sociology Journals Increase Citations to the Editor?
  2. pp. 264-272
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  1. Conclusion: Doing History of Anthropology
  2. pp. 273-288
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 289-294
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 295-316
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  1. References
  2. pp. 317-362
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 363-372
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780803246393
Related ISBN
9780803243958
MARC Record
OCLC
842885871
Pages
416
Launched on MUSE
2013-06-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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