By Elman R Service,E. A. Hammel

ISBN-10: 0126373809

ISBN-13: 9780126373806

ISBN-10: 1483246515

ISBN-13: 9781483246512

A Century of Controversy: Ethnological concerns from 1860 to 1960 is an review of the background of ethnology by way of its highbrow development, with emphasis at the debatable concerns that have been broached among 1860 and 1960. similar philosophical or theoretical poses that characterised the famous ethnological thinkers of this era, and previous, are concerning this phenomenon. One used to be the common positivism, the opposite the assumption in human growth as a kind of social, cultural, and psychological evolution.

Comprised of nineteen chapters, this quantity starts by way of taking a look at a number of 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. specifically, the bankruptcy examines the confrontation between Maine, Bachofen, McLennan, and Fustel de Coulanges as to the character of the earliest society and its kind of marriage; the character of the evolutionary changes of society (especially from primitive society to civilization); and the particular that means and serve as of kinship terminology. the subsequent chapters describe the optimistic, beneficial discoveries in addition to the errors and weaknesses of Lewis H. Morgan's paintings, with specific connection with his classificatory kinship nomenclature. next sections specialize in controversies surrounding kinship terminology; social constitution; the origins of presidency; the industrial lifetime of primitive peoples; and society and culture.

This booklet might be of curiosity to students of anthropology, archaeology, and ethnology.

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