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By Elman R Service,E. A. Hammel

A Century of Controversy: Ethnological concerns from 1860 to 1960 is an overview of the heritage of ethnology by way of its highbrow development, with emphasis at the arguable matters that have been broached among 1860 and 1960. similar philosophical or theoretical poses that characterised the in demand ethnological thinkers of this era, and prior, are regarding this phenomenon. One was once the established positivism, the opposite the idea in human development as a sort of social, cultural, and psychological evolution.

Comprised of nineteen chapters, this quantity starts off through numerous eminent students dealing extra heavily with the topic of ethnology, together with Henry Maine and John F. McLennan in nice Britain; Johann J. Bachofen in Switzerland; and Fustel de Coulanges in France. particularly, the bankruptcy examines the confrontation between Maine, Bachofen, McLennan, and Fustel de Coulanges as to the character of the earliest society and its type of marriage; the character of the evolutionary ameliorations of society (especially from primitive society to civilization); and the particular which means and serve as of kinship terminology. the following chapters describe the confident, important discoveries in addition to the blunders and weaknesses of Lewis H. Morgan's paintings, with specific connection with his classificatory kinship nomenclature. next sections specialise in controversies surrounding kinship terminology; social constitution; the origins of presidency; the commercial lifetime of primitive peoples; and society and culture.

This e-book may be of curiosity to students of anthropology, archaeology, and ethnology.

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