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Scenes from the high desert : Julian Steward's life and theory, Virginia Kerns

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Scenes from the high desert : Julian Steward's life and theory
Title
Scenes from the high desert
Title remainder
Julian Steward's life and theory
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Kerns
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Julian Steward (1902-72) is best remembered in American anthropology as the creator of cultural ecology, a theoretical approach that has influenced generations of archaeologists and cultural anthropologists. This generous biography by Virginia Kerns considers the intellectual and emotional influences of Steward's remarkable career and provides insights into the development of anthropology during his lifetime. Scenes from the High Desert locates the concept of cultural ecology as a social theory in the context of Steward's lived experience and personal construction of meaning. Kerns explores the scholar's early life in the American West, his continued attachments to western landscapes and inhabitants, his research with Native Americans, and the writing of his classic work, Theory of Culture Change. Extracting the personal and professional experiences that shaped his ideas on labor, technology, and the natural world, Kerns focuses particularly on the ideas and experiences that gave rise to Steward's theory of cultural ecology and most influenced American anthropology. Through her exploration of Steward's career and his particular interest in men's labor, Kerns illustrates how Steward's concept of the patrilineal band was central to his intellectual work and grounded in his own social experiences and autobiographical memory, especially memories of place. With fluid prose and rich detail, the book captures the essence and breadth of Steward's career while carefully measuring the ways he reinforced the male-centered structure of mid-twentieth-century American anthropology
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kerns, Virginia
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN21.S78
LC item number
K47 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Steward, Julian Haynes
  • Anthropologists
  • Archaeologists
  • Indians of North America
Label
Scenes from the high desert : Julian Steward's life and theory, Virginia Kerns
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-405) and index
Contents
An Eastern childhood -- West to deep springs -- University years, east and west -- Berkeley and beyond -- From far west to midwest -- The Utah years -- Southwestern sights -- Return to the high desert -- Washington ways and means -- East of everything -- At home on the prairie -- Notes from the ninetieth meridian
Control code
49976741
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 414 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780252027901
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002008814
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Scenes from the high desert : Julian Steward's life and theory, Virginia Kerns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-405) and index
Contents
An Eastern childhood -- West to deep springs -- University years, east and west -- Berkeley and beyond -- From far west to midwest -- The Utah years -- Southwestern sights -- Return to the high desert -- Washington ways and means -- East of everything -- At home on the prairie -- Notes from the ninetieth meridian
Control code
49976741
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 414 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780252027901
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002008814
Other physical details
ill., map

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