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The Resource Leslie A. White : evolution and revolution in anthropology, William J. Peace

Leslie A. White : evolution and revolution in anthropology, William J. Peace

Label
Leslie A. White : evolution and revolution in anthropology
Title
Leslie A. White
Title remainder
evolution and revolution in anthropology
Statement of responsibility
William J. Peace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Few figures in modern American anthropology have been more controversial or influential than Leslie A. White (1900-1975). Between the early 1940s and mid-1960s, White's work was widely discussed, and he was among the most frequently cited American anthropologists in the world. After writing several respected ethnographic works about the Pueblo Indians, White broke ranks with anthropologists who favored such cultural histories and began to radically rethink American anthropology. As his political interest in socialism grew, he revitalized the concept of cultural evolution and reinvigorated comparative studies of culture. His strident political beliefs, radical interpretive vision, and often combative nature earned him enemies inside and outside the academy. His trip to the Soviet Union and participation in the Socialist Labor Party brought him to the attention of the FBI during the height of the Cold War, and near-legendary scholarly and political conflicts surrounded him at the University of Michigan." "Placing White's life and work in historic context, William J. Peace documents the broad sociopolitical influences that affected his career, including many aspects of White's life that are largely unknown, such as the reasons he became antagonistic toward Boasian anthropology. In so doing, Peace sheds light on what made White such a colorful figure as well as his enduring contributions to modern anthropology."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peace, William J.
Dewey number
  • 301/.092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN21.W48
LC item number
P43 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical studies in the history of anthropology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Marxist anthropology
  • Culture
  • Anthropologists
  • Social evolution
  • White, Leslie A
Label
Leslie A. White : evolution and revolution in anthropology, William J. Peace
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early life and formative experiences -- Fieldwork in the southwest -- The Socialist Labor Party and socialist evolutionary theory -- Evolutionary theory for American anthropologists -- Academic and political threats -- White presses needlessly on -- Personal turmoil and professional influence
Control code
52799637
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780803236813
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003016612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Leslie A. White : evolution and revolution in anthropology, William J. Peace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early life and formative experiences -- Fieldwork in the southwest -- The Socialist Labor Party and socialist evolutionary theory -- Evolutionary theory for American anthropologists -- Academic and political threats -- White presses needlessly on -- Personal turmoil and professional influence
Control code
52799637
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780803236813
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003016612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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