Classic anthropology is Bennett''s label for the work produced by anthropologists between 1915 and 1955. In this book, Bennett criticises classic anthropology for ne glecting the contemporary world and modern societies. '

chapter 1|26 pages

Classic Anthropology: An Introduction

chapter |2 pages

Introductory Note to Chapters 2 and 3

chapter 3|20 pages

Interdisciplinary Research and the Concept of Culture

With an Epilogue concerning Chapters 2 and 3

chapter 5|28 pages

The Plains Indian Sun Dance: Leslie Spier’s Historical Reconstruction, and Functionalist Research by Others

With a Supplement: A Review of Subsequent Researches on the Sun Dance

chapter 7|28 pages

Early and Late Functional Analysis: Bronislaw Malinowski’s Baloma: Spirits of the Dead and Clyde Kluckhohn’s Navaho Witchcraft

With a Supplement: Some Subsequent Studies of Witchcraft with Special Reference to Attempts to Distinguish between Social, Cultural, and Psychological Phenomena

chapter 8|20 pages

A Problem in Social Organization: The Use of Kinship as an Organizing Principle for Instrumental Activities

Co-authored with Leo A. Despres With an Epilogue, 1996

chapter |2 pages

Introductory Note to Chapters 10 and 11

chapter 12|44 pages

Applied and Action Anthropology: Problems of Ideology and Intervention

With a Supplement: The Career of Sol Tax and the Genesis of Action Anthropology

chapter 13|20 pages

The “Famous Lady Anthropologists”: Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead

With a Supplement: A Note on the Critique of Benedict’s Chrysanthemum and the Sword by Japanese Scholars