Lewis Henry Morgan and the anthropological critique of civilization

  title={Lewis Henry Morgan and the anthropological critique of civilization},
  author={M. Hersey},
  journal={Dialectical Anthropology},
  • M. Hersey
  • Published 1993
  • Philosophy
  • Dialectical Anthropology
Lewis Henry Morgan has long occupied a controversial and contested position in what might be described as the mythic pantheon of nineteenth-century anthropological forebears. Widely differentiated sub-disciplines or traditions within anthropology trace their descent from these ancestors, and through them to the philosophers of the Enlightenment. The larger territory of anthropological thought which is the subject of this essay is the critical tradition in American ethnology, and it is Morgan's… Expand


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