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Tracking Anthropological Engagements

edited by Regna Darnell & Frederic W. Gleach

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Dec 2018
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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 conducting anthropology. The series includes critical, comparative, analytical, and narrative studies involving all aspects and subfields of anthropology.

Volume 12, Tracking Anthropological Engagements, examines the work and influence of Hans Sidonius Becker, Franz Boas, Sigmund Freud, Margaret Mead, Karl Popper, and Anthony F. C. Wallace, as well as anthropological perspectives on the 1964 Project Camelot, Latin American cultures at the 1892 Madrid International Expositions, sixteenth-century cosmography and topography in Amazonia, the launch of the Great War Centenary Association website, and community-produced wartime narratives in Ontario, Canada.

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

"Since 2006, Regna Darnell and Frederic Gleach have curated an important collection of anthropological history with their Histories of Anthropology annual series. This book, the twelfth in this series, collects essays spanning topics ranging from sixteenth-century missionary encounters with the Other to fragments from a twenty-first-century anthropologist’s memoir. The breadth of topic and analysis curated in this series has always been a strength of these volumes, and this latest installment continues this tradition."—David H. Price, Journal of Anthropological Research

“The chapters in this eclectic volume span sixteenth-century traveler accounts, the 1892 International Exhibition, a meeting between Boas and Freud, a previously unrecognized Jewish anthropologist in Austria under national socialism, several Cold War controversies, and a digital indigenous-civic collaborative history project. One of the gems is a personal retrospective by the late Anthony Wallace published here for the first time. This volume contributes to cultural studies and the history of science, revealing hitherto unrecognized entanglements between anthropology and the personal, social, and political conditions that continue to shape its elaboration.”—M. Eleanor Nevins, associate professor of anthropology at Middlebury College and author of Lessons from Fort Apache: Beyond Language Endangerment and Maintenance

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