The Challenge of Anthropology is a companion to Robin Fox's highly successful Encounter with Anthropology. Fox illustrates how anthropology must constantly learn from the natural and behavioral sciences. The Challenge of Anthropology takes the author's own work as a barometer of the state of discipline, and shows the range of possibilities anthropology offers. Fox covers a vast array of topics: the psychology of aggression, war, and ideology; Frazer and Virgil; social complexity; kinship and marriage, prejudice and cognition; mythology; and Marxism, among others.These essays need little introduction since they largely speak for themselves ( which means, of course, that I am going to ... insistence on dichotomies of nature vs. nurture, innate goodness vs. innate depravity, instinct vs. learning, and the like.
|Title||:||The Challenge of Anthropology|
|Publisher||:||Transaction Publishers - 1994-01-01|