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Visions of Culture : An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists (Fifth Edition)

By: Moore, Jerry D.

1442266643 / 9781442266643
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159 x 236 mm, 594 grams 400 pages, 4 Tables, unspecified; 2 Charts
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Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists, Fifth Edition, has been updated and expanded and provides a succinct, clear, and balanced introduction to theoretical developments in the field.

The key ideas of thirty major theorists are briefly described and-unique to this textbook-linked to the biographical and fieldwork experiences that helped shape their theories.

The impact of each scholar on contemporary anthropology is presented, along with numerous examples, quotations from the theorists' writings, and a description of the broader intellectual setting in which these anthropologists worked.

In addition to six new chapters, Moore has updated all the profiles to incorporate recent scholarship.

The book is linked to the companion work, Visions of Culture: A Reader, Second Edition, to encourage the fullest intellectual engagement for students. NEW TO THIS EDITIONPart VII: Neo-Darwinian Evolutionary Theories 25: Eric Alden Smith: Human Behavioral Ecology26: John Tooby and Leda Cosmides: The Evolved Mind27: Robert Boyd and Peter Richerson: Culture and Evolution-Dual-Inheritance TheoryPart VIII-The Ontological Turn 28: Tim Ingold: An Intersubjective World29: Philippe Descola: Nature and Culture30: Bruno Latour: The Creation of Knowledge


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