Category Archives: Teaching Theory

Excerpt: A History of Anthropological Theory

An exciting new feature of the fifth edition of A History of Anthropological Theory, as well as the fifth edition of its companion volume Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, is a significantly expanded section on anthropology and women. Download a short excerpt here from the section on Anthropology and Gender in A History of Anthropological Theory. read more…

  • dateOctober 27, 2016
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A History of Anthropological Theory

To mark the publication of the fifth editions of their enormously successful texts, A History of Anthropological Theory and Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, we asked authors Paul A. Erickson and Liam D. Murphy to provide insight on the journey they have taken through five editions, and the rationale behind some of the changes to these new editions. read more…

  • dateOctober 24, 2016
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Author Interview: Paul A. Erickson and Liam D. Murphy

Paul A. Erickson (St. Mary’s University) and Liam D. Murphy (California State University, Sacramento) share the story of what inspired the first editions of their best-selling anthropological theory books (it has now been fifteen years since the initial publication of their overview text). They also discuss what they enjoy most about teaching anthropology. read more…

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Teaching Anthropological Theory

It‘s that time of year when I have to put together backgrounders on our new 2013 anthropology titles. At the top of my list are the new editions of Erickson and Murphy’s History of Anthropological Theory and Readings for a … read more…

  • dateDecember 14, 2012
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  • posted byAnne
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