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The Philosophical Roots Of Anthropology

Author : William Yewdale Adams
ISBN : 1575861283
Genre : Philosophy
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Anthropologists claim to have made mankind aware of its own prehistory and its importance to human self-understanding. Yet, anthropologists seem hardly to have discovered their own discipline's prehistory or to have realized its importance. William Y. Adams attempts to rectify this myopic self-awareness by applying anthropology's own tools on itself and uncovering the discipline's debt to earlier thinkers. Like most anthropologists, Adams had previously accepted the premise that anthropology's intellectual roots go back no further than the moral philosophy of the Enlightenment, or perhaps at the earliest to the humanism of the Renaissance. In this volume, Adams recognizes that many good ideas were anticipated in antiquity and that these ideas have had a lasting influence on anthropological models in particular. He has chosen five philosophical currents whose influence has been, and is, very widespread, particularly in North American anthropology: progressivism, primitivism, natural law, German idealism, and "Indianology". He argues that the influences of these currents in North American anthropology occur in a unique combination that is not found in the anthropologies of other countries. Without neglecting the anthropologies of other countries, this work serves as the basis for the explanation of the true historical and philosophical underpinnings of anthropology and its goals.
Category: Philosophy

Mensch Und Weltkultur

Author : Christoph Antweiler
ISBN : 9783839416341
Genre : Social Science
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Die global vernetzte Welt wird kleiner und lässt uns nach kulturübergreifenden Orientierungen suchen. Politik und Religion brauchen ein Gespräch darüber, was die Einheit der Menschheit ausmacht. Wie kann eine humane Weltkultur aussehen, die Erfahrungen der europäischen Welt nicht einfach universalisiert? Christoph Antweiler bringt die Debatte um globale Ethik erstmals mit breiten kulturvergleichenden Erkenntnissen zusammen und befragt zentrale Positionen zu Kosmopolitismus und Weltgesellschaft, etwa von Anthony Appiah und Martha Nussbaum, auf ihre Tauglichkeit für den interkulturellen Umgang.
Category: Social Science

Histories Of Anthropology Annual

Author : Regna Darnell
ISBN : 9780803266575
Genre : Reference
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Histories of Anthropology Annual promotes diverse perspectives on the discipline's history within a global context. Critical, comparative, analytical, and narrative studies involving all aspects and subfields of anthropology will be included, along with reviews and shorter pieces.This inaugural volume offers insightful looks at the careers, lives, and influence of anthropologists and others, including Herbert Spencer, Frederick Starr, Mark Hanna Watkins, Leslie White, and Jacob Ezra Thomas. Topics in this volume include anti-imperialism; racism in Guatemala; the study of peasants; the Carnegie Institution, Mayan archaeology and espionage; Cold War anthropology; African studies; literary influences; church and religion; and tribal museums.Regna Darnell is a professor of anthropology at the University of Western Ontario. She is the author of Invisible Genealogies: A History of Americanist Anthropology (Nebraska 2001) and Edward Sapir: Linguist, Anthropologist, Humanist . Frederic W. Gleach is a senior lecturer and curator of anthropology at Cornell University and the author of Powhatan's World and Colonial Virginia: A Conflict of Cultures (Nebraska 1997). Together they co-edited Celebrating a Century of the American Anthropological Association: Presidential Portraits (Nebraska 2002).
Category: Reference

Applied Anthropology

Author : Satish Kedia
ISBN : 0275978427
Genre : Social Science
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Two pioneers in the field of applied anthropology have compiled a groundbreaking, comprehensive anthology with numerous contributions from key figures of the anthropological world.
Category: Social Science

History And Theory In Anthropology

Author : Alan Barnard
ISBN : 9781316101933
Genre : Social Science
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Anthropology is a discipline very conscious of its history, and Alan Barnard has written a clear, balanced and judicious textbook that surveys the historical contexts of the great debates and traces the genealogies of theories and schools of thought. It also considers the problems involved in assessing these theories. The book covers the precursors of anthropology; evolutionism in all its guises; diffusionism and culture area theories, functionalism and structural-functionalism; action-centred theories; processual and Marxist perspectives; the many faces of relativism, structuralism and post-structuralism; and recent interpretive and postmodernist viewpoints.
Category: Social Science

Histories Of Anthropology Annual

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ISBN : 080326657X
Genre : Anthropology
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Histories of Anthropology Annual promotes diverse perspectives on the discipline's history within a global context. Critical, comparative, analytical, and narrative studies involving all aspects and subfields of anthropology will be included, along with reviews and shorter pieces. This inaugural volume offers insightful looks at the careers, lives, and influence of anthropologists and others, including Herbert Spencer, Frederick Starr, Mark Hanna Watkins, Leslie White, and Jacob Ezra Thomas. Topics in this volume include anti-imperialism, racism in Guatemala, the study of peasants, the Carnegie Institution, Mayan archaeology and espionage, Cold War anthropology, African studies, and tribal museums.
Category: Anthropology

African Anthropology

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112752626
Genre : Africa
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Inclusive Humanism

Author : Christoph Antweiler
ISBN : 9783847000228
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Die Vielfalt miteinander vernetzter Kulturen auf unserem begrenzten Planeten erfordert gemeinsame Orientierungen. Die Humanwissenschaften müssen fundamentale Fragen angehen: Wie sieht ein Humanismus aus, der eigene Sichten und Erfahrungen Europas und Amerikas nicht vorschnell universalisiert? Wie können wir Globalität als Ganzes denken, ohne Einheit und Differenz gegeneinander auszuspielen? Braucht eine Weltgemeinschaft gemeinsame Werte, oder reichen Regeln für einen humanen Umgang? Wie kann der allgegenwärtige Ethnozentrismus zivilisiert werden? Wie lässt sich verhindern, dass »Kultur« in Identitätskämpfen als Waffe missbraucht wird? Ein realistischer Kosmopolitismus muss die Menschheit als Einheit verstehen, ohne Kulturen in globale Schablonen zu pressen. Hierfür können wir sowohl auf geteilte Charakteristika aller Menschen als auch auf Gemeinsamkeiten aller Kulturen bauen. Dieses Buch bietet ein anthropologisch informiertes Fundament zu heute drängenden Problemen interkulturellen Umgangs.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Last Hunter Gatherers In The Near East

Author : Christophe Delage
ISBN : UOM:39015061764133
Genre : Social Science
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Fifteen papers, eight from a session at the SAA meeting in Denver in 2002 on Natufian cultures and the others invited papers, examine various issues associated with the cultures of the late Pleistocene in the Near East. Adopting a largely theoretical approach, the volume focuses on `settlement patterns, mobility, patterns of natural resources exploitation, the place of the Natufian in the process toward food production, the complexity of its social organization between nomadic Epipalaeolithic bands of hunter-gatherers and sedentary farming Neolithic societies'. Mostly focusing on evidence from Jordan and the Levant, specific subjects include radiocarbon dating, scientific techniques to detect sedentism, the cultural geography of the Levant, Natufian dwelling structures, the domestication of the dog, plant food, Natufian skeletal remains, the model of Mesoamerican lime burning technology, Natufian socio-political organisation.
Category: Social Science