Anthropological Theory for the Twenty-First Century A Critical Approach

SKU: 9781487526375

A. Lynn Bolles, Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz, Bernard C. Perley, Keri Vacanti Brondo
Grade Levels:
Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Book Type:
University of Toronto Press
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Anthropological Theory for the Twenty-First Century presents a critical approach to the study of anthropological theory for the next generation of aspiring anthropologists. Through a carefully curated selection of readings, this collection reflects the diversity of scholars who have long contributed to the development of anthropological theory, incorporating writings by scholars of colour, non-Western scholars, and others whose contributions have historically been under-acknowledged. The volume puts writings from established canonical thinkers, such as Marx, Boas, and Foucault, into productive conversations with DuBois, Ortíz, Medicine, Trouillot, Said, and many others. The authors also engage in critical conversations surrounding the "canon" itself, including its colonial history and decolonial potential.

Updating the canon with late twentieth century and early twenty-first century scholarship, this reader includes discussions of contemporary theories such as queer theory, decolonial theory, ontology, and anti-racism. Each section is framed by clear and concise editorial introductions that place the readings in context and conversation with each other. Posing thoughtful questions to students, and including a glossary to facilitate reader comprehension, the authors have also designed a dynamic companion website to recommend additional resources, including multimedia materials, supplemental readings, links to author websites, and more.

Edited by A. Lynn Bolles, a professor emerita in the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland; Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Loyola University Chicago, Bernard C. Perley an associate professor and director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia, and Keri Vacanti Brondo a professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Memphis.  8 b&w illustrations, 1b&w figure, 1 b&w table

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