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Visions of Culture:
An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists

by Jerry D. Moore

ISBN 0803970978 / 9780803970977 / 0-8039-7097-8
Publisher Altamira Press
Language English
Edition Softcover
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An accessible, balanced undergraduate textbook on anthropological theory. Jerry D. Moore's Visions of Culture presents students with a brief, readable treatment of theoretical developments in the field from the days of Tylor and Morgan through contemporary postmodernists and cultural materialists. The key ideas of 21 major theorists are briefly described and linked to biographical and fieldwork experiences that helped shape those theories. An assessment of the scholar's impact on contemporary theorizing is presented, along with numerous explanatory examples, illuminating quotes from the theorists' writings, and a description of the broader intellectual setting in which these anthropologists worked. An ideal book for classes on the theory or the history of anthropology. [via]