Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology
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Designed as a reader for courses, this anthology presents an array of theories and interpretations in the field of modern cultural anthropology. It provides a deeper understanding of the major theoretical orientations which have historically guided and currently guide anthropological research.
Herbert Applebaum is editor of Work in Non-Market and Transitional Societies and Work in Market and Industrial Societies, both published by SUNY Press. Dr. Applebaum also edits the "Anthropology of Work Review. "
"I like the scope of the selections chosen, and the fact that they represent a wide range of contemporary points of view. The collection of readings fills a void in the materials available on contemporary anthropological theory. I learned some things I hadn't known. " — Bernice A. Kaplan, Wayne State University
"This book was highly interesting to me, an anthropologist who has long taught ethnological theory. What I like most is the very catholic approach of the author, which successfully brings much of the range of variation in the theory of cultural anthropology to the attention of the reader. Applebaum is evenhanded in his discussions of particular theories, and the readings selected are quite apropos of the theories discussed. "— Frederick C. Gamst, University of Massachusetts