Anthropology: A Student's Guide to Theory and Method
Published: September 2009© 2009
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 270 Pages
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
270 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
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What makes this book unique is its attempt to integrate theory and method within a single work. Starting with nthropology's foundations in the late nineteenth century, Stanley R. Barrett brings the reader up to date on such topics as the influence of postmodern and feminist criticism, changes in ethnographic style, and the shift from scientific to humanistic discourse. He discusses the power relationships between anthrolpologists and thei subjects, from the era of colonialism through that of contemporary cultural pluralism. Barrett shows that, in recent decades, a serious gap has emerged between theory and method - a gap that will untilately have to be addressed by today's students.