In order to place
modern anthropology in its world context, a general overview of the
major paradigms (world views) in social theory will be given: Circular,
Enlightenment, Romantic, Evolutionary, Functionalist, Structuralist.
Some of the reasons for change in paradigms and the nature of the
questions and models behind each paradigm will be discussed.
The Nuer (1965), chapter on space and time.
Thomas Kuhn, The structure of Scientific Revolutions (1975)
Gellner introduction to Evans-Pritchard, History.
Macfarlane, Riddle, ch.1
Nisbet, Sociological Tradition, esp. chs. 1,2