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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 30/09/1995
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Theoretical Anthropology is a major contribution to the historical and critical study of the assumptions underlying the development of modern cultural anthropology. In the new introduction, Martin Bidney discusses the present state of anthropology and contrasts it with the scene surveyed in Theoretical Anthropology. He discusses the relevance of David Bidney's work to our present concerns. Also included in this work is the second edition's introductory essay by David Bidney, written fifteen years after the first edition of Theoretical Anthropology. Here the author examines his original aims in writing this book. Theoretical Anthropology has helped to create among anthropologists the present climate of theoretical self-awareness and broad humanistic concerns. It has become a standard reference work for anthropologists as well as sociologists.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781560008323
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 230 x 157 x 33 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Dr. Bidney does a particularly good job of demonstrating . . . that ideas and theories are of primary importance for the world of social reality."--Library Journal


"No anthropologist can encounter Bidney's challenging critique of the concept of culture without taking stock of his own position and reaffirming his own credo."--American Anthropologist


"The great virtue of the work, and one that will probably make it something of a milestone, lies in Bidney's own constructiveness. He is a philosophical optimist who believes in using what is valid from previous theories, and who is convinced that cultural or social science is able to show the way to human improvement."--Social Forces


"Dr. Bidney does a particularly good job of demonstrating . . . that ideas and theories are of primary importance for the world of social reality."--Library Journal


"No anthropologist can encounter Bidney's challenging critique of the concept of culture without taking stock of his own position and reaffirming his own credo."--American Anthropologist


"The great virtue of the work, and one that will probably make it something of a milestone, lies in Bidney's own constructiveness. He is a philosophical optimist who believes in using what is valid from previous theories, and who is convinced that cultural or social science is able to show the way to human improvement."--Social Forces


-Dr. Bidney does a particularly good job of demonstrating . . . that ideas and theories are of primary importance for the world of social reality.---Library Journal


-No anthropologist can encounter Bidney's challenging critique of the concept of culture without taking stock of his own position and reaffirming his own credo.---American Anthropologist


-The great virtue of the work, and one that will probably make it something of a milestone, lies in Bidney's own constructiveness. He is a philosophical optimist who believes in using what is valid from previous theories, and who is convinced that cultural or social science is able to show the way to human improvement.---Social Forces

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