Darwin-L Message Log 6:103 (February 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<6:103>From anemone@UNO.CC.GENESEO.EDU  Mon Feb 28 11:00:31 1994

Date: Mon, 28 Feb 1994 09:30:08 -0500 (EST)
From: anemone@UNO.CC.GENESEO.EDU (Robert L. Anemone)
Subject: Structuralism and evolutionary theory
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

>Perhaps the works by Misia Landau on "science as storytelling"
>(with focus on paleoanthropology) would be informative?  See Chapter
>2 in Roger Levin's BONES OF CONTENTION (1987) for a discussion on
>Landau's works and the reactions of the paleoanthropological community.
>Gary Heathcote
>Anthropology Lab
>University of Guam

Good suggestion, but why not go to the source:
Misia Landau (1991) "Narratives of Human Evolution", published by Yale
University Press.

A really interesting book that applies Propp's poststructuralist
methodology (used by Propp in an analysis of Russian Folktales) to
paleoanthropological theories on the origins of humankind (e.g., Darwin,
Keith, Elliot-Smith, Dart, Tobias and Johanson).

Bob Anemone
SUNY at Geneseo

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