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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 identify 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" through the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties. It additionally explores the historic, 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 sooner than and after global battle II, seriously attacked within the Fifties and Sixties, "culture and character" used to be therefore reborn as "psychological anthropology." no matter if this foreshadows the emergence of a huge anthropological subdiscipline (equivalent to cultural, social, organic, or linguistic anthropology) from the present welter of "adjectival" anthropologies stay to be obvious. meanwhile, the essays accumulated within the quantity could inspire a rethinking of the old roots of many problems with present quandary. incorporated 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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