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One of the major works of twentieth-century anthropological theory, written by one of the disciplines most important, complex, and controversial figures.
About the Author
The late Leslie A. White (1900–1975) was one of anthropology’s most renowned theorists. From his base at University of Michigan, he influenced generations of students and followers with his ideas of cultural evolution. He was author of numerous books on theory and on his fieldwork in the American southwest.