ANTH 434: The History of Anthropological Thought Report a Broken Link

Anthropology 434: The History of Anthropological Thought is a three-credit, senior-level course that examines the range of responses to the fact of human diversity through the ages, with emphasis on modern and postmodern anthropology.

Unit 1: Anthropological Thought to the Nineteenth Century


Unit 2: Nineteenth-Century Evolutionary Thought


Unit 3: Race


Unit 4: The Formation of General Theories


Reading begins on page 128 of the PDF.

Unit 5: Boas and His Students


Unit 6: Functionalism/Structural Functionalism


Unit 7: Structuralism


Unit 8: Change and Conflict


Unit 9: Materialist Explanations of Culture Change


Unit 10: The Individual and Society


Reading begins on page 99 of the PDF.

Reading begins on page 103 of the PDF.

Unit 11: Postmodernism, Feminist Theory