Department of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences The University of Alabama

ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORIES:

A GUIDE PREPARED BY STUDENTS FOR STUDENTS

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These guides to anthropological  theories and approaches have been prepared by graduate students of the University of Alabama under the  direction of Dr. Michael D. Murphy. They are works in progress and, as always,  it is wise to heed the invocation: Caveat Retis Viator (Let the Net Traveler Beware!)


Student Web Page Topics

Social Evolutionism
Diffusionism and Acculturation
Historicism
Functionalism
Manchester School
Culture & Personality
American Materialism
Cultural Materialism
Ecological Anthropology
Cross-Cultural Analysis
Cognitive Anthropology
Marxist Anthropology
Feminist Anthropology
Structuralism
Symbolic & Interpretive Anthropologies
Postmodernism & Its Critics


For a similar site offering student summaries of different approaches to cultural anthropology, see the University of Indiana's Theory in Anthropology


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