Anthropological Theory An Intrpb (Paperback) by McGee R. Jon Warms Richard L.
Presenting a selection of critical essays in anthropology from 1860 to the current day this sixth edition of Anthropological Theory includes classic authors such as Tylor Marx Boas Malinowski Foucault Turner and Geertz as well as contemporary thinkers such as Appadurai Ortner Abu-Lughod and Bourgois. Most essays are reprinted without abridgement. Those that are shortened include notes explaining what was removed. What sets McGee and Warms's text apart from other readers are its introductions footnotes and index. Detailed introductions examine critical developments in theory introduce key people and discuss historical and personal influences on theorists. In extensive footnotes the editors provide commentary that puts the writing in historical and cultural context defines unusual terms translates non-English phrases identifies references to other scholars and their works and paraphrases or summarizes complex passages. The notes identify and provide background information on hundreds of scholars and concepts important in the development of anthropology. This makes the essays more accessible to both students and scholars. An extensive index makes this book an invaluable reference tool.