Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density.Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.
Chapter 89: History and Literature in Anthropology
History and Literature in Anthropology
This is a review of the works that have influenced and reflected anthropological thought from its earliest day to the present-and perhaps into the future. Of course, any substantial review of anthropological literature will include coverage of basic trends in the field, as well as references to major social and cultural currents in society. Anthropology did not develop in a vacuum. For better or worse, it is always a product of its times, reflecting those times as well as entering into dialogue and debate with them. In addition, anthropology is not a monolithic entity. It is better viewed as a many-headed hydra. Moreover, its development has not been in a straight line. It has not only ...