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Horizons of Anthropology


reviewed by Weston La Barre 1965

coverTitle: Horizons of Anthropology
Author(s): S. Tax
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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This symposium embodies an interesting idea: a series of articles by 19 younger (rather than senior) members of a profession, concerning new trends they consider most significant in the broadly conceived subdivisions of anthropology. Each article has a short descriptive bibliography. Although, at one extreme, one young author tends to give the impression that the first time certain problems were ever examined was by the present generation, the scheme is more than balanced by the freshness of the views presented. And two articles, those by Eric Wolf and Marshall Sahlins, are less summaries than original essays, to be read with profit even by older professionals. The intelligent general reader, however, is the target for this book, and for this reason a catalog raisonnee of its contents will be useful. After an initial essay by the editor, Irven DeVore summarizes recent studies of primates that bear upon the evolution of social life... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 7, 1965, p. 657-657
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2608, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 11:26:31 AM

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