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Anthropological Theory for the Twenty-First Century: A Critical Approach
Anthropological Theory for the Twenty-First Century presents a critical approach to the study of anthropological theory for the next generation of aspiring anthropologists. Through a carefully curated selection of readings, this collection reflects the diversity of scholars who have long contributed to the development of anthropological theory, incorporating writings by scholars of color, non-Western scholars, and others whose contributions have historically been under-acknowledged. The volume puts writings from established canonical thinkers, such as Marx, Boas, and Foucault, into productive conversations with Du Bois, Ortiz, Medicine, Trouillot, Said, and many others. The editors also engage in critical conversations surrounding the "canon" itself, including its colonial history and decolonial potential.
Updating the canon with late twentieth-century and early twenty-first-century scholarship, this reader includes discussions of contemporary theories such as queer theory, decolonial theory, ontology, and anti-racism. Each section is framed by clear and concise editorial introductions that place the readings in context and conversation with each other, as well as questions and glossaries to guide reader comprehension. A dynamic companion website features additional resources, including links to videos, podcasts, articles, and more.
University of Toronto Press
Cultural Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology
Anthropology | Social and Cultural Anthropology
Bolles, A. Lynn; Gomberg-Muñoz, Ruth; Perley, Bernard C.; and Brondo, Keri Vacanti, "Anthropological Theory for the Twenty-First Century: A Critical Approach" (2022). Faculty Books. 197.