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Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion by Michael Banton

By Michael Banton

Because the easy questions of social constitution have been elucidated there got here a quickening of curiosity between social anthropologists within the examine of faith. Chapters during this booklet comprise: · faith as a Cultural process (Clifford Geertz) · color type in Ndembu faith (Victor W. Turner) · faith: difficulties of Definition and clarification (Melford E. Spiro) · Fathers, Elders and Ghosts in Edo faith (R.E. Bradbury) · Territorial Groupings and Relgion one of the Iraqw (Edward H. Winter). First released in 1966.

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My interest in considering anthropologists’ use of Wittfogel is to explore how the political economy of the 1950s influenced both the generation and acceptance of Wittfogel’s hydraulic theories. WITTFOGEL’S EARLY CAREER AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HYDRAULIC THEORY Karl August Wittfogel was born in Woltersdorf, Germany, in 1896. He joined the Communist Party in 1921, wrote communist essays and fiction and studied at the University of Frankfurt’s Institute for Social Wax 01 intro 38 21/11/07 16:26:13 free book Materialism's Free Pass 39 Research during the 1920s.

JUNGLE POLITICS While it is impossible to know how the blackballing of one influential individual affected the landscape of a young science, it is instructive to look at the direction modern evolutionary studies took at Rutgers following Montagu’s departure. However large or small the role of McCarthyite fanaticism in Montagu’s exit from Rutgers, the Graduate Program in Evolution, Behavior, and Culture is today a decidedly different kind of place from Montagu’s vision. Some of its faculty luminaries have produced influential popular books expounding the very kind of evolutionary “just-so” stories that Montagu decried (Tiger 1987; Tiger and Fox 1971).

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