Concept Publishing Company [History Of Anthropological Thought (English), Paperback] By Gaya Pandey And V. S. Upadhyay


  • Paperback: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Concept Publishing Company (2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8170226775
  • ISBN-13: 978-8170226772
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 2 cm
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About the Book :

THE THOUGHT of any subject is the mother of all concepts. Its history deals with theories developed and contributions made by various schools of anthropological thinkers, who belong to various . Although the study of man, his society and culture has been interesting area of research right from the period of Greek travelers, but establishment of evolution-are theory of culture during 19th Century A.D. is regarded as theoretical beginning of the subject of anthropology. As soon as evolutionary school was established many schools of anthropological thought came into existence which began to claim an anti-evolutionary approach. These schools were diffusional, functional structural, cultural and personality, and civilizational and complex culture study. Around middle of 20th century, a movement arose among anthropologists to re-shape anthropological theories. As a result of which neo-anthropological school came into existence under every conceptual frame work, Thus, the book attempts to describe the basic postulates, methodology, general contributions merits and criticism of each school of anthropological theories. Within each school critical contribution of each sub-school and individual thinkers has been presented systematically. Field-work tradition in anthropology and contribution of eminent Indian anthropologists have also been explained with a view to fulfil the need of teachers, students and researchers. Surveying a huge amount of literature, attempts have been made to reproduce the subject-matter in an integrated manner so that readers problem of going through different books for the same paper could be solved. The book has been written keeping in view the syllabus of postgraduate study, U.G.C. National Research Fellowship/Lecturership test and administrative service examination.

About Author :

Gaya Pandey (b. 1954) is a very Senior Faculty Member of the Department of Anthropology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Ever since his joining in the department as faculty in 1985, he has been sincerely and academically engaged in teaching and researches in Post-graduate Department of Anthropology. He has contributed a lot in organising a number of national seminar, symposium and workshop in the department. He has attended three dozens seminars and symposium of national and international level. He has to his credit three and half dozen articles in Journals of national and international repute. He has to his credit nine books under co-authorship and fourteen books under single authorship. Some of his recently published books are Bio-cultural Evolution, Jaivik Sanskritik Udvikasa, Bharatiya Pragaitihasik-Puratattvik Manavashastra, Sampreshanatmak Manavashastra, Neo-Anthropological Theory, Chikitsatmak Manavashastra, Social-cultural Anthropology, Anthropological Research Methodology: Theory and Practice and Indian Prehestoric Archaeological Anthropology.

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Weight 0.500 kg
Dimensions 22 × 18 × 3.5 cm

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