Anthropology & Archaeology Research Guide
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JSTOR Retrospective Journal Collection - anthropology, archaeology, and other social sciences
MLA Bibliography - includes anthropology and archaeology journals
Sage Journals - social sciences
Science Direct (Elsevier) peer-reviewed journals in science and social science
Social Sciences Abstracts - anthropology and other social sciences
Sociological Abstracts - sociology
SpringerLink Journals - includes social sciences
Wiley Interscience - peer-reviewed journals in life, physical, and social sciences (includes biological anthropology journals)
Ethnographic Video Online - ethnographic field recordings and documentaries on human culture and behavior
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Annual Review of Anthropology Backfile - review articles synthesizing the literature of anthropology; does not include last five years
Google Scholar - indexes a large proportion of the scholarly literature in a wide range of research areas
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Anthropological Theories - Practical guide to anthropological theories written by students at the University of Alabama
Reference Books (overviews):
McGee R. J. & Warms R. L. (Eds.), (2013). Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Reference.
Theories in Anthropology. (2010). In H. J. Birx (Ed.),21st Century Reference Series. 21st Century Anthropology (Vol. 1, p.441). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.
Books at CSUMB:
Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History, by R. Jon McGee and Richard L. Warms, 2008
The Anthropology of Development and Globalization: From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism, by Marc Edelman and Angelique Haugerud, 2004
Anthropology: Theoretical Practice in Culture and Society, by Michael Herzfeld, 2001
Understanding Cultures: Perspectives in Anthropology and Social Theory, by Robert C. Ulin, 2001
Theories of Culture in Postmodern Times, by Marvin Harris, 1999
A History of Anthropological Theory, by Paul Erickson, 1998
Anthropology: A Student's Guide to Theory and Method, by Stanley R. Barrett, 1996
Feminism and Anthropology, by Henrietta L. Moore, 1988
Structural Anthropology, by Claude Levi-Strauss, 1983
Anthropological Theories - Guides to anthropological theories and approaches; provided by the Dept. of Anthropology, University of Alabama.
Books at CSUMB:
Archaeological Theory: An Introduction, by Matthew Johnson, 2010
Contemporary Archaeology in Theory: The New Pragmatism, by Robert Preucel, 2010
Handbook of Gender in Archaeology, by Sarah M. Nelson, 2006
Contemporary Archaeology in Theory, edited by Robert Preucel and Ian Hodder, 1996
Darwinian Archaeologies, edited by Herbert D. G. Maschner, 1996
Evolutionary Archaeology: Theory and Application, edited by Michael J. O'Brien, 1996
Behavioral Archaeology: First Principles, by Michael Brian Schiffer, 1995
Archaeological Thought in America, edited by C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, 1989
Hegmon, Michelle. "Setting Theoretical Egos Aside: Issues and Theory in North American Archaeology." American Antiquity 68 (2003): 213-243.
Watkins, Joe. "Beyond the Margin: American Indians, First Nations, and Archaeology in North America." American Antiquity 68 (2003): 273-285.
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