Evolutionism in Cultural Anthropology A Critical History


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    Really good book that takes a wonderful approach to Cultural Anthropology and how it came to be I suggest this to anyone and everyone with any interest in anthro or history related subjects


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Evolutionism in Cultural Anthropology A Critical History Evolutionism in Cultural Anthropologytraces the interaction of evolutionary thought and anthropological theory from Herbert Spencer to the twenty first century It is a focused examination of how the idea of evolution has continued to provide anthropology with a master principle around which a vast body of data can be organized and synthesized Erudite and readable and uoting extensively from early theorists such as Edward Tylor Lewis Henry Morgan John McLennan Henry Maine and James Frazer so that the reader might judge them on the basis of their own words

  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Evolutionism in Cultural Anthropology A Critical History
  • Robert L. Carneiro
  • English
  • 22 February 2016
  • 9780813337661

About the Author: Robert L. Carneiro

Born in New York City on June 4 1927 Robert Leonard Carneiro earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology in 1949 from the University of Michigan and his Master’s degree in 1952 He earned his PhD in Anthropology in 1957 from the University of Michigan At the University of Wisconsin Carneiro served as a Professor from 1956 to 1957 From 1957 to 1969 he was the Assistant to the Associ