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ISSN: 2456-7620

Socio-anthropological thought: method, field research, ethnography

Socio-anthropological thought: method, field research, ethnography ( Vol-2,Issue-6,November - December 2017 )

Author: Albeiro Mejia Trujillo

Keyword: Anthropology, Anthropological method, Field research, Ethnography, Culture.

Abstract: At this paper we present general aspects of contemporary socio-anthropological thought, and for that shows the three main axes of anthropological studies encompassed in Paleontology in Archaeology and Social Anthropology. The first point addresses developed the construction of the anthropological object from the perspective of Durkheim and Leach as representatives of the French and British schools of anthropology, respectively. Following shows the confrontation between Malinowski and Leach as their way of doing ethnography. Subsequently it is discussed the prospect of Lévi-Strauss and Evans Pritchard in order to analyze the symbolic aspects of culture. Finally we present a fast cut the Lamarckian and Darwinian evolutionism as precursors of the first anthropology schools.


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[3] LEACH, Edmund Ronald. Sistemas políticos da alta Birmânia. São Paulo: Edusp, 1996.
[4] LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. O pensamento selvagem, 2 ed., Campinas: Papirius, 1997.
[5] PRITCHARD, Evans. Os Nuer, 2 ed., São Paulo: Perspectiva, 1999.
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ijeab doi crossrefDOI: 10.24001/ijels.2.6.4

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