Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, Sixth Edition
Available: November 2021© 2021
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 600 Pages
Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations, 6 b/w tables
Dimensions: 8.00 x 10.00
600 Pages, 8.00 x 10.00 in, 9 b/w illustrations, 6 b/w tables
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Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory curates and collects many of the most important publications of anthropological thought spanning the last hundred years, building a strong foundation in both classical and contemporary theory. The sixth edition includes seventeen new readings, with a sharpened focus on public anthropology, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, linguistic anthropology, archaeology, and the Anthropocene. Each piece of writing is accompanied by a short introduction, key terms, study questions, and further readings that elucidate the original text.
On its own or together with A History of Anthropological Theory, sixth edition, this anthology offers an unrivalled introduction to the theory of anthropology that reflects not only its history but also the changing nature of the discipline today.
"Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory provides students with a vast array of classic and contemporary readings. In combination with A History of Anthropological Theory, this anthology allows readers to engage in complex discussions about the main paradigmatic shifts of the discipline as well as its contributions, limitations, and futures."Carla Guerrón Montero, University of Delaware
"The pedagogical features are why I use this book. The strengths of this volume lie in its readability, highlighted terms and glossary, discussion questions, and voices of sexuality and gender. I absolutely love the chronological approach as well as the overviews and introductions for each work."Lana Williams, University of Central Florida
"The sixth edition of this book does an excellent job in describing the sociopolitical context of theory development. With its chronological approach and readings that can be taught within a standard term, this reader is easier to negotiate than other theory texts."Jennifer Wies, Eastern Kentucky University