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7032 -- GIRTLER, ROLAND

Kulturanthropologie. Eine Einführung
Wien: Lit Verlag 2006
305 pp., Euro 12.90; ISBN 3-8258-9576-9
Keywords: cultural anthropology, anthropology (handbook), functionalism, hermeneutics, philosophical anthropology, linguistics

Cultural anthropology. An introduction
This is a reprint of the formerly published book (1979), added by a new 7-page foreword. The major chapters deal with the history of ideas (the Enlightenment, L"homme machine, progress, key thinkers, sociology and cultural anthropology...), language and cultural anthropology (the emergence of modern linguistics up to Lvi-Strauss and Evans-Pritchard), then functionalism and the numerous processes tied to this mode of thinking, "understanding" (hermeneutics), and finally the connections with philosophical anthropology all of which makes the book a "comprehensive" handbook.

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