Cultural anthropology / Melville J. Herskovits.


New York : Knopf, 1955.

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Subjects Anthropology.
Culture.
Ethnologie.
Homme primitif.
Kulturanthropologie.
Description xvi, 569 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1955.
Notes "An abridged revision of Man and his works."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A survey of the whole field of anthropology.
Contents I. The setting of culture -- 1. Anthropology: the science of man -- 2. The evolution of mankind -- 3. The prehistoric development of culture -- 4. The races of man -- 5. Physical type and culture -- 6. Habitat and culture -- II. The aspects of culture -- 7. The universals in culture -- 8. Technology and the utilization of natural resources -- 9. Economics and the fulfillment of wants -- 10. Social organization and the educational function -- 11. Political systems: the ordering of human relations -- 12. Religion: the problem of man and the universe -- 13. The aesthetic drive: graphic and plastic arts -- 14. Folklore, drama, and music -- 15. Language: the vehicle of culture -- III. The nature of culture -- 16. The reality of culture -- 17. Culture and society -- 18. Culture and the individual -- 19. Cultural relativism and cultural values -- 20. The ethnographer's laboratory -- IV. Cultural structure and dynamics -- 21. Culture traits, complexes, and areas -- 22. Patterning and integration in culture -- 23. The problem of cultural origins -- 24. Cultural conservatism and change -- 25. Diffusion and acculturation -- 26. Cultural focus and reinterpretation -- 27. The mechanisms of cultural variation -- 28. The problem of law and prediction in culture -- V. Conclusion -- 29. Anthropology in a world society.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)340128
(OCoLC)ocm00340128
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WorldCat Identities Herskovits, Melville J. 1895-1963.
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