A History of Anthropological Theory, Sixth Edition

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University of Toronto Press, Apr 10, 2021 - 376 pages

For over twenty years, A History of Anthropological Theory has provided a strong foundation for understanding anthropological thinking, tracing how the discipline has evolved from its origins to the present day. The sixth edition of this important text offers substantial updates throughout, including more balanced coverage of the four fields of anthropology, as well as significantly revised discussions of public anthropology, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, along with an entirely new section on the Anthropocene. Written in accessible prose and enhanced with illustrations, key terms, and study questions in each section, this text remains essential reading for those interested in studying the history of anthropology.

On its own or used with the companion volume, Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, Sixth Edition provides comprehensive coverage in a flexible and easy-to-use format for teaching in the undergraduate anthropology classroom.

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About the author (2021)

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

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

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