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History of Anthropology is a chain of annual volumes, inaugurated in 1983, each one of which treats a subject matter of significant value in either the historical past and present perform of anthropological inquiry. Drawing its name from a poem of W. H. Auden's, the current quantity, Malinowski, Rivers, Benedict, and Others (the fourth within the sequence) specializes in the emergence of anthropological curiosity in "culture and character" in the course of the Twenties and Thirties. It additionally explores the ancient, cultural, literary, and organic heritage of significant figures linked to the circulation, together with Bronislaw Manlinowski, Edward Sapir, Abram Kardiner, Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, and Gregory Bateson. Born within the aftermath of worldwide warfare I, flowering within the years prior to and after international battle II, seriously attacked within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, "culture and character" used to be hence reborn as "psychological anthropology." no matter if this foreshadows the emergence of a big anthropological subdiscipline (equivalent to cultural, social, organic, or linguistic anthropology) from the present welter of "adjectival" anthropologies stay to be noticeable. meanwhile, the essays gathered within the quantity may possibly inspire a rethinking of the ancient roots of many problems with present challenge. integrated during this quantity are the contributions of Jeremy MacClancy, William C. Manson, William Jackson, Richard Handler, Regna Darnell, Virginia Yans-McLaughlin, James A. Boon, and the editor.

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