The Routledge Dictionary of Anthropologists

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Social Science - 394 pages
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This detailed and comprehensive guide provides biographical information on the most influential and significant figures in world anthropology, from the birth of the discipline in the nineteenth century to the present day. Each of the fifteen chapters focuses on a national tradition or school of thought, outlining its central features and placing the anthropologists within their intellectual contexts. Fully indexed and cross-referenced, The Routledge Dictionary of Anthropologists will prove indispensable for students of anthropology.
 

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Contents

The nineteenth century and the evolutionists
1
Field workers and early informants
28
The diffusionist schools
40
FV American anthropology
55
The French tradition and the Institut dethnologic
85
The American tradition from the end of the First World War to the 1950s
101
British functionalist anthropology
134
Mausss students and the Institut dethnologic in the interwar years
171
The other European schools
199
Latin America
251
Asia
266
The Frenchspeaking schools from the end of the Second World War to the 1980s
292
Third and fourth generations
322
The British schools since 1945
351
Index
377
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Gerald Gaillard is Lecturer at the University of Lille I.

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