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Scenes from the High Desert : Julian Steward's Life and Theory

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Edition:
Reprint
ISBN13:

9780252076350

ISBN10:
0252076354
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/2/2009
Publisher(s):
Univ of Illinois Pr

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This is the Reprint edition with a publication date of 1/2/2009.
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Summary

Julian Steward (1902-72) is best remembered in American anthropology as the creator of cultural ecology, a theoretical approach that has influenced generations of archaeologists and cultural anthropologists. Virginia Kerns considers the intellectual and emotional influences of Steward's remarkable career, exploring his early life in the American West, his continued attachments to western landscapes and inhabitants, his research with Native Americans, and the writing of his classic work,Theory of Culture Change. With fluid prose and rich detail, the book captures the essence and breadth of Steward's career while carefully measuring the ways he reinforced the male-centred structure of mid-twentieth-century American anthropology.

Author Biography

Virginia Kerns, a professor of anthropology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, is the author of Women and the Ancestors: Black Carib Kinship and Ritual.


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