Evolutionisms: Lewis Henry Morgan, Time, and the Question of Sociocultural Evolutionary Theory

  title={Evolutionisms: Lewis Henry Morgan, Time, and the Question of Sociocultural Evolutionary Theory},
  author={Brad D. Hume},
  journal={Histories of Anthropology Annual},
  pages={126 - 91}
  • Brad D. Hume
  • Published 17 December 2011
  • Sociology
  • Histories of Anthropology Annual
It remains true, however, that the legacy of the evolutionary anthropologists and sociologists of the nineteenth century has been largely repudiated by their twentieth century successors. . . . Contemporary social anthropologists do not regard it as their task to collect information about primitive peoples with a view to reconstructing the prehistory of civilization, nor do sociologists try to elicit laws of social evolution. (J. W. Burrow 1966) 



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