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Frank A. Salamone

In: 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 89: History and Literature in Anthropology

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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 ...

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