A New History of Anthropology
collects original writings from pre-eminent scholars to create a sophisticated but accessible guide to the development of the field.
- Re-examines the history of anthropology through the lens of the new globalized world
- Provides a comprehensive history of the discipline, from its prehistory in the 'age of exploration' through to anthropology's current condition and its relationship with other disciplines
- Places ideas and practices within the context of their time and place of origin
- Looks at anthropology's role in colonization, early traditions in the field, and topical issues from various periods in the field's history, and examines its relationship to other disciplines