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Volume 8 of the Histories of Anthropology Annual series, the premier series published in the history of the discipline, explores national anthropological traditions in Britain, the United States, and Europe and follows them into postnational contexts. Contributors reassess the major theorists in twentieth-century anthropology, including luminaries such as Franz Boas, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Bronisław Malinowski, A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, Marshall Sahlins, and lesser-known but important anthropological work by Berthold Laufer, A. M. Hocart, Kenelm O. L. Burridge, and Robin Ridington, among others.
 
These essays examine myriad themes such as the pedagogical context of the anthropologist as a teller of stories about indigenous storytellers; the colonial context of British anthropological theory and its projects outside the nation state; the legacies of Claude Lévi-Strauss’s structuralism regarding culture specific patterns; cognitive universals reflected in empirical examples of kinship, myth, language, classificatory systems, and supposed universal mental structures; and the career of Marshall Sahlins and his trajectory from neo evolutionism and structuralism toward an epistemological skepticism of cross cultural miscommunication.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Editors’ Introduction
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. 1. “China to the Anthropologist”
  2. pp. 1-40
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  1. 2. A. M. Hocart
  2. pp. 41-68
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  1. 3. Malinowski and the “Native Question”
  2. pp. 69-110
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  1. 4. Radcliff e- Brown and “Applied Anthropology”at Cape Town and Sydney
  2. pp. 111-140
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  1. 5. “Th e Department Was in Some Disarray”
  2. pp. 141-172
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  1. 6. An Elegy for a Structuralist Legacy
  2. pp. 173-182
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  1. 7. Lévi-Strauss’s Approach to Systems of Classification
  2. pp. 183-192
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  1. 8. Lévi-Strauss on Theoretical Thought and Universal History
  2. pp. 193-208
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  1. 9. Historical Massacres and Mythical Totalities
  2. pp. 209-248
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  1. 10. Anthropologists as Perpetrators and Perpetuatorsof Oral Tradition
  2. pp. 249-270
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  1. Book Reviews
  2. pp. 271-278
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  1. Contributors
  2. p. 279
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780803256873
Related ISBN
9780803253360
MARC Record
OCLC
890441587
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2014-09-17
Language
English
Open Access
No
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