Evolutionism in Cultural Anthropology A Critical History

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Evolutionism in Cultural Anthropology A Critical History Evolutionism in Cultural Anthropologytraces the interaction of evolutionary thought and anthropological theory from Herbert Spencer to the twenty first century It is a focused examination of how the idea of evolution has continued to provide anthropology with a master principle around which a vast body of data can be organized and synthesized Erudite and readable and uoting extensively from early theorists such as Edward Tylor Lewis Henry Morgan John McLennan Henry Maine and James Frazer so that the reader might judge them on the basis of their own words