Re: Theory-Reader Suggestions?

Matthew Hill (mhhill@WATARTS.UWATERLOO.CA)
Fri, 23 Feb 1996 14:57:09 -0500

On Fri, 23 Feb 1996, SS51000 wrote:

> In keeping with the concerns raised by R. Lawless, I have begun
> collecting materials for a reader, Great Contributions to
> Anthropological Thought (or something like that). The current outline
> starts with Confucius, and the goal is to be four fields wide as well as
> 2,500 years deep. I would appreciate suggestions for excerpts! --Bob
> Graber, Professor of Anthropology & Sociology, Northeast Missouri State
> University

At the risk of appearing to be contentious, I wonder whether
Confucius can appropriately be considered to have contributed to
anthropological thought or is just a very interesting case of parallel
development. If he indeed contributed to anthropological thought,
there should be some development of his anthropological insights
within anthropology, other than appeal to authority. How many of the
parents of anthropology as she is generally considered were inspired by

Matthew Hill (