|Title of host publication||Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia|
|Editors||R. Jon McGee and Richard L. Warms|
|Place of Publication||Los Angeles|
|Publisher||Sage Publications Inc|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are rich subjects with deep connections in the social and physical sciences. Over the past 150 years, the subject matter and different theoretical perspectives have expanded so greatly that no single individual can command all of it. Consequently, both advanced students and professionals may be confronted with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they are only partially familiar, if they have heard of them at all. Students, in particular, are likely to turn to the web to find quick background information on theorists and theories. However, most web-based information is inaccurate and/or lacks depth. Theory in social and Cultural Anthropology is a miuch-needed source providing quick overviews of key theories and theorists within the field.