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Corridor Talk to Culture History

Public Anthropology and Its Consequences

edited by Regna Darnell & Frederic W. Gleach

Publisher
Nebraska
Initial publish date
Nov 2015
Category
Cultural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780803269651
    Publish Date
    Nov 2015
    List Price
    $47.95

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Description

The Histories of Anthropology Annual series presents diverse perspectives on the discipline’s history within a global context, with a goal of increasing awareness and use of historical approaches in teaching, learning, and doing anthropology. Critical, comparative, analytical, and narrative studies involving all aspects and subfields of anthropology are included.

This ninth volume of the series, Corridor Talk to Culture History showcases geographic diversity by exploring how anthropologists have presented their methods and theories to the public and in general to a variety of audiences. Contributors examine interpretive and methodological diversity within anthropological traditions often viewed from the standpoint of professional consensus, the ways anthropological relations cross disciplinary boundaries, and the contrast between academic authority and public culture, which is traced to the professionalization of anthropology and other social sciences in the nineteenth century. Essays showcase the research and personalities of Alexander Goldenweiser, Robert Lowie, Harlan I. Smith, Fustel de Coulanges, Edmund Leach, Carl Withers, and Margaret Mead, among others.

About the authors

Regna Darnell is Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology Emerita at the University of Western Ontario. She is coeditor of The Franz Boas Papers, Volume 1: Franz Boas as Public Intellectual—Theory, Ethnography, Activism (Nebraska, 2015). Darnell is the general editor of the multivolume series The Franz Boas Papers: Documentary Edition and co-editor of the Critical Studies in History of Anthropology series. 

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Editorial Reviews

“This volume is part of an excellent series on the history of anthropology. There is no current series like it, and the editors are among the best scholars in this field.”—Paul Shankman, author of The Trashing of Margaret Mead: Anatomy of an Anthropological Controversy  

“Well worth the reading. It is a valuable addition to the genre.”—Frank A. Salamone, author of Charlie Parker: The Trickster of Jazz

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