The History of Anthropology

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The list author says: "The history of anthropology is one of the most fascinating stories in academia and is essential to a proper understanding of current anthropological theory. The history of anthropology has also been receiving more attention than ever before. These books will help you get acquainted with some of the classic founders and the current giants in the vast field of anthropology."
History and Theory in Anthropology
1.  History and Theory in Anthropology by Alan Barnard
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  "Barnard's books gives a good introduction into the different branches and influences in Cultural and Social Anthropology throughout the 20th century."
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The Philosophical Roots of Anthropology (Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes)
2.  The Philosophical Roots of Anthropology (Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes) by William Yewdale Adams
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  "Adam's books gives a good introduction into the philosophical foundations of anthropological thought. Essential in understanding current debate and pitfalls. The scholarships is a bit sketchy but Adams makes up for in a few essential observations."
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A History of Anthropology (Anthropology, Culture and Society)
3.  A History of Anthropology (Anthropology, Culture and Society) by Finn Sivert Nielsen
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  "Eriksen and Nielsen's introduction to the history of anthropology provides a good and quick overview of the history of anthropology to the present time. Good for beginners."
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The Rise of Anthropological Theory: A History of Theories of Culture
4.  The Rise of Anthropological Theory: A History of Theories of Culture by Marvin Harris
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  "Harris' history is skewed but its still a classic."
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Invisible Genealogies: A History of Americanist Anthropology (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology)
5.  Invisible Genealogies: A History of Americanist Anthropology (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology) by Regna Darnell
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  "Darnell's book has an interesting thesis. She contends that Franz Boaz has had an even more profound influence in the formation of current American cultural anthropology than is usually acknowledged. Boaz has been having a bit of a rival lately, this book explains why."
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New History of Anthropology
6.  New History of Anthropology by Henrika Kuklick
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  "This recent collection has provided an important contribution to the history of anthropology."
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Social History of Anthropology in the U.S.
7.  Social History of Anthropology in the U.S. by Thomas C. Patterson
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  "Patterson's history is indeed interesting and well worth looking at. A very different approach to others."
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Race, Culture, and Evolution: Essays in the History of Anthropology (Phoenix Series)
8.  Race, Culture, and Evolution: Essays in the History of Anthropology (Phoenix Series) by George W. Stocking
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  "One of Stocking's best collections."
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Observers Observed: Essays on Ethnographic Fieldwork (History of Anthropology)
9.  Observers Observed: Essays on Ethnographic Fieldwork (History of Anthropology) by George W. Stocking Jr.
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  "Another one of Stocking's essentials for a reflective anthropology."
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Anthropology & the Colonial Encounter
10.  Anthropology & the Colonial Encounter by Talal Asad
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  "Asad's collection has had a profound influence on anthropology's current insecurities and sensitivities."
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Central Sites, Peripheral Visions: Cultural and Institutional Crossings in the History of Anthropology
11.  Central Sites, Peripheral Visions: Cultural and Institutional Crossings in the History of Anthropology by Richard Handler
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  "A recent and well worth addition to University of Wisconsin's series on the history of anthropology."
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Genealogies for the Present in Cultural Anthropology
12.  Genealogies for the Present in Cultural Anthropology by Bruce M. Knauft
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  "Knauft gives a good introduction into many of the debates that make dominated cultural anthropology throughout the 80's and 90's. Many of the issues are still very relevant."
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Evolutionism in Cultural Anthropology: A Critical History
13.  Evolutionism in Cultural Anthropology: A Critical History by Robert L. Carneiro
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  "Carnerio's history is quite fascinating and it gives a good introduction into some of the most important debates in current anthropology."
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Anthropology and Anthropologists: The Modern British School
14.  Anthropology and Anthropologists: The Modern British School by Adam Kuper
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  "A good history of social anthropology."
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The Manchester School: Practice and Ethnographic Praxis in Anthropology
15.  The Manchester School: Practice and Ethnographic Praxis in Anthropology by T. M. S. Evens
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  "The Manchester School has been one of the most influential in social anthropology. This is a good resource for understanding their influence."
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