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Social anthropology.

9781412806947

Social anthropology.

Redfield, Robert. Ed. by Clifford Wilcox.

Transaction Publishers

2008

276 pages

$69.95

Hardcover

GN21

At the U. of Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s, Redfield combined anthropological practice with sociological theory to create social anthropology, a sub-discipline he shared with a few British scholars but virtually no Americans, at least at first. In this collection of articles, book excerpts, unpublished papers and letters, we watch Redfield's work evolve and focus into studies of social change and modernization, the place of peasantry, and the comparative study of civilizations. Redfield's topics include middle Americans, Mexican folk, the sociology of the Yucatan, folk culture and society. The intermediate community of the peasant, the peasantry as "part" societies, the village and the villagers' view of life, the primitive world view, the social organization of tradition, the cultural role of cities, the role of civilizations as cultural structures and, of course, method.

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