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History of Anthropology #9: Excluded Ancestors, Inventible Traditions: Essays Toward a More Inclusive History of Anthropology

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and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;History-making can be used both to bolster and to contest the legitimacy of established institutions and canons. Excluded Ancestors, Inventible Traditions seeks to widen the anthropological past and, in doing so, to invigorate contemporary anthropological practice. In the past decade, anthropologists have become increasingly aware of the ways in which participation in professional anthropology has depended and continues to depend on categorical boundaries of race, class, gender, citizenship, institutional and disciplinary affiliation, and English-language proficiency. Historians of anthropology play a crucial role interrogating such boundaries; as they do, they make newly available the work of anthropologists who have been ignored.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Excluded Ancestors, Inventible Traditionsand#160; focuses on little-known scholars who contributed to the anthropological work of their time, such as John William Jackson, the members of the Hampton Folk-Lore Society, Charlotte Gower Chapman, and Lucie Varga.and#160; In addition, essays on Marius Barbeau and Sol Tax present figures who were centrally located in the anthropologies of their day. A final essay analyzes notions of "the canon" and considers the place of a classic ethnographic area, highland New Guinea, in anthropological canon-formation.

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Excluded Ancestorsand#160;focuses on little-known scholars who contributed significantly to the anthropological work of their time, but whose work has since been marginalized due to categorical boundaries of race, class, gender, citizenship, institutional and disciplinary affiliation, and English-language proficiency.

Synopsis:

Excluded Ancestors focuses on little-known scholars who contributed significantly to the anthropological work of their time, but whose work has since been marginalized due to categorical boundaries of race, class, gender, citizenship, institutional and disciplinary affiliation, and English-language proficiency.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The essays in Excluded Ancestors illustrate varied processes of inclusion and exclusion in the history of anthropology, examining the careers of John William Jackson, the members of the Hampton Folk-Lore Society, Charlotte Gower Chapman, Lucie Varga, Marius Barbeau, and Sol Tax. A final essay analyzes notions of the canon and considers the place of a classic ethnographic area, highland New Guinea, in anthropological canon-formation. Contributors include Peter Pels, Lee Baker, Frances Slaney, Maria Lepowsky, George Stocking, Ronald Stade, and Douglas Dalton.

About the Author

Richard Handler is professor of Anthropology at the University of Virginia. His several books include Nationalism and the Politics of Culture in Quebec, published by the University of Wisconsin Press, and a book-length interview with David Schneider, Schneider on Schneider.and#160; Handler is also co-author, with Daniel Segal, of Jane Austen and the Fiction of Culture and, with Eric Gable, of The New History in an Old Museum.

Table of Contents

Boundaries and Transitions

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Occult Truths: Race, Conjecture, and Theosophy in Victorian Anthropology

Peter Pels

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Research, Reform, and Racial Uplift: The Mission of the Hampton Folk-Lore Society, 1893andndash;1899

Lee D. Baker

and#160;

Working for a Canadian Sense of Place(s): The Role of Landscape Painters in Marius Barbeauandrsquo;s Ethnology

Frances M. Slaney

and#160;

Charlotte Gower and the Subterranean History of Anthropology

Maria Lepowsky

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andldquo;Do Good, Young Manandrdquo;: Sol Tax and the World Mission of Liberal Democratic Anthropology

George W. Stocking, Jr.

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andldquo;In the immediate vicinity a world has come to an endandrdquo;: Lucie Varga as an Ethnographer of National Socialismandmdash;A Retrospective Review Essay

Ronald Stade

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Melanesian Can(n)ons: Paradoxes and Prospects in Melanesian Ethnography

Doug Dalton

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Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299163907
Editor:
Handler, Richard
Other:
Handler, Richard
Other:
Handler, Richard
Editor:
Handler, Richard
Author:
Handler, Richard
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Location:
Madison
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Ethnology -- History.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
1
Series:
History of Anthropology
Series Volume:
vol. 120v. 9
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 b/w photos
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Anthropology » General

History of Anthropology #9: Excluded Ancestors, Inventible Traditions: Essays Toward a More Inclusive History of Anthropology
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Excluded Ancestorsand#160;focuses on little-known scholars who contributed significantly to the anthropological work of their time, but whose work has since been marginalized due to categorical boundaries of race, class, gender, citizenship, institutional and disciplinary affiliation, and English-language proficiency.
"Synopsis" by ,
Excluded Ancestors focuses on little-known scholars who contributed significantly to the anthropological work of their time, but whose work has since been marginalized due to categorical boundaries of race, class, gender, citizenship, institutional and disciplinary affiliation, and English-language proficiency.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The essays in Excluded Ancestors illustrate varied processes of inclusion and exclusion in the history of anthropology, examining the careers of John William Jackson, the members of the Hampton Folk-Lore Society, Charlotte Gower Chapman, Lucie Varga, Marius Barbeau, and Sol Tax. A final essay analyzes notions of the canon and considers the place of a classic ethnographic area, highland New Guinea, in anthropological canon-formation. Contributors include Peter Pels, Lee Baker, Frances Slaney, Maria Lepowsky, George Stocking, Ronald Stade, and Douglas Dalton.

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