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History and Theory in Anthropology Paperback – 15 Jun 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0521774321 ISBN-10: 0521774322 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (15 June 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521774322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521774321
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 449 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 462,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'… valuable key reading for first year anthropology undergraduates …' Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

'… Barnard had succeeded to survey a vast field of scholarship. It provides very interesting and agreeable reading.' Anthorpos

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Alan Barnard's balanced and judicious overview of anthropological theory covering the historical contexts of the great debates, tracing the genealogies of theories and schools of thought. It discusses evolutionism; diffusionism and culture area theories, functionalism and structural-functionalism; action-centred theories; processual and Marxist perspectives; relativism, structuralism and post-structuralism; interpretivism and postmodernism.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A good cultural anthropology primer
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