Anthropology and Anthropologists

Anthropology and Anthropologists : The Modern British School

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On its first publication in 1973 Adam Kuper's entertaining history of half a century of British social anthropology provoked strong reactions. But his often irreverent account soon established itself as one of the introductions to anthropology.Since the second revised edition was published in 1983, important developments have occurred within British and European anthropology.This third, enlarged and updated edition responds to these fresh currents. Adam Kuper takes the story up to the present day, and a new final chapter traces the emergence of a modern European social anthropology in contrast with developments in American cultural anthropology over the last two decades.Anthropology and Anthropologists provides a critical historical account of modern British social anthropology: it describes the careers of the major theorists, their ideas and their contributions in the context of the intellectual and institutional environments in which they worked.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 137.92 x 215.9mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised ed.
  • 1138834157
  • 9781138834156

Table of contents

Preface to the Third edition. 1. Malinowski 2. Radcliffe-Brown 3. The 1930s and 1940s - from function to structure 4. Anthropology and colonialism 5. From charisma to routine 6. Leach and Gluckman 7. Levi-Strauss and British neo-structuralism 8. An end and a beginningshow more

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