Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, Sixth Edition

Edited by Paul A. Erickson and Liam D. Murphy

© 2021

Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory curates and collects many of the most important publications of anthropological thinking 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.

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The sixth edition of this bestselling reader offers a comprehensive collection of readings critical to the understanding of anthropological theory, with a selection of new pieces that represent major developments in the field.

Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, Sixth Edition

Edited by Paul A. Erickson and Liam D. Murphy

© 2021

Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory curates and collects many of the most important publications of anthropological thinking 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.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 656 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Liam D. Murphy is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Sacramento.


    Paul A. Erickson is a past professor in the Department of Anthropology at Saint Mary’s University.

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