By Paul A. Erickson

Within the most modern variation in their renowned evaluate textual content, Erickson and Murphy proceed to supply a entire, cheap, and available creation to anthropological thought from antiquity to the current. a brand new part on twenty-first-century anthropological concept has been further, with extra insurance given to postcolonialism, non-Western anthropology, and public anthropology. The e-book has additionally been redesigned to be extra visually and pedagogically attractive. Used by itself, or paired with the better half quantity Readings for a background of Anthropological idea, Fourth Edition, this reader deals a versatile and hugely resource for the undergraduate anthropology classroom.

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Our choice to present our discussion in this way is no accident. It reflects a consensus that in university courses on the history of anthropology and anthropological theory, the “founding fathers” (and mothers) and “important” theories and theorists generally receive expanded coverage. As we explain in our updated conclusion, these “ancestors” merit special focus in texts such as this one, insofar as their ideas continue to provide a degree of intellectual coherence and an historical point of reference for students entering the discipline.

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These included Paul Bohannan and Mark Glazer’s High Points in Anthropology (1989), Peter Bowler’s Evolution (1989), Annemarie de Waal Malefijt’s Images of Man (1974), Bruce Trigger’s A History of Archaeological Thought (1990), and Marvin Harris’s The Rise of Anthropological Theory (1968) and Cultural Materialism (1979). The second, third, and now fourth editions of A History of Anthropological Theory have incorporated more of Murphy’s bibliographic sources, especially pertaining to the later twentieth century, when he joined the profession.

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