Perspectives on Culture: A Critical Introduction to Theory in Cultural Anthropology

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This text provides a critical introduction to theory in cultural anthropology—from the perspective of the philosophy of science. It teaches students the analytical skills needed to assess the often contradictory claims to knowledge and theoretical perspectives encountered in the course of their studies.

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