Encounter With Anthropology

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Transaction Publishers, 1975 - Social Science - 338 pages
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This volume is at once an introduction to anthropology, an account of a personal odyssey, and a call for action. Acknowledged as one of anthropology's most brilliant practitioners, Robin Fox shows in a series of linked essays on such topics as race, evolution, sex, marriage, language, and witchcraft, and the range, potential, and inheritent weaknesses of anthropology as a science. The author offers a view of the human side of anthropology, as well as its ruthlessly professional side--a side he characterizes as so obsessed with field work and obsolete ideology that it is failing its task of exploring human nature.
 

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Contents

Preface to the Transaction Edition
3
Preface
5
Anthropology as a Vocation
7
The Evolution of Sexual Behavior
50
The Abolition of Race
65
Comparative Family Patterns
83
Kinship and Alliance
93
Marriage Mobility and Modern Literature
111
Pueblo Baseball A New Use for Old Witchcraft
180
Veterans and Factions
190
Witches Clans and Curing
198
Language in Two Communities
224
Religion and the North American Indian
236
The Cultural Animal
264
Anthropology Tomorrow
287
From Science to SurvivalTwenty Years On
295

The Vanishing Gael
128
Myths and Fighting
136
Personal Names
154
The Enduring Indian
172
References
317
Index
327
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