New History of Anthropology

New History of Anthropology

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A New History of Anthropology collects original writingsfrom pre-eminent scholars to create a sophisticated but accessibleguide to the development of the field.

Re-examines the history of anthropology through the lens of thenew globalized world

Provides a comprehensive history of the discipline, from itsprehistory in the 'age of exploration' through toanthropology's current condition and its relationship withother disciplines

Places ideas and practices within the context of their time andplace of origin

Looks at anthropology's role in colonization, earlytraditions in the field, and topical issues from various periods inthe field's history, and examines its relationship to otherdisciplines
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  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • United Kingdom
  • 1444321021
  • 9781444321029

Table of contents

List of Illustrations. Notes on Contributors.

Introduction: Henrika Kuklick (University of Pennsylvania).

1. Anthropology before Anthropology: Harry Liebersohn (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).

Major Traditions.

2. North American Traditions in Anthropology: The Historiographic Baseline: Regna Darnell (University of Western Ontario).

3. The British Tradition: Henrika Kuklick (University of Pennsylvania).

4. Traditions in the German Language: H. Glenn Penny (University of Iowa).

5. The Metamorphosis of Ethnology in France, 1839-1930: Emmanuelle Sibeud (University of Paris VIII).

Early Obsessions.

6. The Spiritual Dimension: Ivan Strenski (University of California, Riverside).

7. The Empire in Empiricism: The Polemics of Color: Barbara Saunders (University of Leuven).

8. Anthropology and the Classics: Robert Ackerman (Clare Hall, University of Cambridge).

Neglected Pasts.

9. Anthropology on the Periphery: The Early Schools of Nordic Anthropology: Christer Lindberg (Lund University and Turku University).

10. Colonial Commerce and Anthropological Knowledge: Dutch Ethnographic Museums in the European Context: Donna C. Mehos (Eindhoven Technical University).

11. Political Fieldwork, Ethnographic Exile, and State Theory: Peasant Socialism and Anthropology in Late-Nineteenth-Century Russia: Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov (University of Cambridge).

12. Using the Past to Serve the Peasant: Chinese Archaeology and the Making of a Historical Science: Hilary A. Smith (University of Pennsylvania).


13. The Anthropology of Race Across the Darwinian Revolution: Thomas F. Glick (Boston University).

14. Race across the Physical-Cultural Divide in American Anthropology: Jonathan Marks (University of North Carolina, Charlotte).

15. Temporality as Artifact in Paleoanthropology: How New Ideas of Race, Brutality, Molecular Drift, and the Powers of Time Have Affected Conceptions of Human Origins: Robert N. Proctor (Stanford University).

New Directions and Perspectives.

16. Women in the Field in the Twentieth Century: Revolution, Involution, Devolution?: Lyn Schumaker (University of Manchester).

17. Visual Anthropology: Anna Grimshaw (Emory University).

18. Anthropological Regionalism: Rena Lederman (Princeton University).

19. Applied Anthropology: Merrill Singer (Yale University).

Works Cited.

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Review quote

?A New History draws together an engaging and illuminatingset of case studies that throw anthropology's history into reliefand will be of particular use as a teaching resource.?(Anthropological Forum, July 2009) ?What makes this collection excellent is not just the inventiverange of topics but, above all, the sophistication andopen-mindedness of the contributors.?
Times Higher Education Supplement

?This collection of original essays is new not just because itis newly published, but also because it is innovative. Withoutexception, these essays, contributed by historians andanthropologists, are theoretically sophisticated and historicallyinformed. They constitute an historical sociology and politics ofanthropological ideas and practices that illuminate currentdebates. Editor Kuklick has achieved a consistency and power notoften found in varied collections. Essential.? Choice

"Kuklick and her contributors, continuing along the revelatorypathway cut by her The Savage Within, open new andilluminating perspectives on familiar terrains while providingdetailed and provocative vistas onto hitherto disregarded areas ofanthropology."
Glenn Bowman, University of Kent and Editor, Journal of theRoyal Anthropological Institute

"This is a wonderfully engaging brave collection of essays thatinterrogates much of the received wisdom about the history ofanthropology. It moves the history of anthropology away from anarrowly British-American focus and engages with the breadth of thediscipline in exciting and challenging ways."
Howard Morphy, Australian National University

"A New History of Anthropology provides encyclopediccoverage that is at once fresh and authoritative. Essays onnational traditions of anthropology intersect with those organizedtopically, resulting in some surprising synergies." RichardHandler, University of Virginia and Editor, History ofAnthropology

"Kuklick's collection of original essays on the history ofanthropology is both comprehensive and accessible. It isrefreshingly new, not least her own chapter on Britishanthropology, which brings her landmark book, The SavageWithin, vigorously up-to-date."
Keith Hart, University of London

"In a growing field, Henrika Kuklick and her contributorsprovide readers with good food for thought and reflection. With itsmany dimensions, much of this book will remain indispensable forfuture teaching and research."
Andre Gingrich, Austrian Academy of Sciences
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About Henrika Kuklick

Henrika Kuklick is Professor in the Department of History & Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of several books and numerous articles on the history of anthropology. She is a member of the American Anthropological Association, the History of Science Society, and has served on the editorial Boards of such journals as History of Anthropology; Histories of Anthropology; Isis, the journal of the History of Science Society; and the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. She has also served as the editor for Knowledge and Society, and is currently the editor of the History of Anthropology Newsletter.
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