Five Key Concepts in Anthropological Thinking

Five Key Concepts in Anthropological Thinking

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For undergraduate upper-level courses in Anthropological Theory.This highly readable treatment of anthropological theory discusses ideas in a conversational style accessible to undergraduates without oversimplifying the issues. It is unique in focusing on five key concepts-evolution, culture, structure, function, and relativism-placing these core ideas in the forefront to address the contributions of major theorists. It presents competing theoretical positions, engaging students in central debates in anthropology through time and exploring the implications of alternative perspectives.show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.1 x 10.9mm | 299.38g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130971405
  • 9780130971401
  • 2,010,554

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Discussion Questions.)1. Introduction. 2. The Idea of Evolution. 3. The Idea of Culture. 4. The Idea of Structure. 5. The Idea of Function. 6. The Idea of Relativism. 7. Epilogue. Glossary. References. Index.show more

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