Anthropological Perspectives on Rural Mexico - Routledge Library Editions: Rural History (Paperback)Cynthia Hewitt de Alcantara (author)
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In this title, first published in 1984, the author examines the social and political forces surrounding the practice of anthropology at different periods in the history of Mexico since 1917. She does this by analysing and tracing the development of competing anthropological perspectives, from ethnographic particularism and functionalism through indigenismo, cultural ecology, Marxism and the dependency paradigm, to the historical structuralism of the 1970s.
This book provides the basis for a systematic analysis of peasant studies in Mexico, and discusses in stimulating terms the theoretical and empirical difficulties of the profession of anthropology itself.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 445 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm