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Excluded Ancestors, Inventible Traditions free pdf Seeking to widen the anthropological past, and in doing so, invigorate contemporary anthropological practice, this volume 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. Essays on Marius Barbeau and Sol Tax present figures who were centrally located in the anthropologies of their day but who are not currently well remembered. A final essay analyses notions of "the canon" and considers the place of a classic ethnographic area, highland New Guinea, in anthropological canon-formation. The essays illustrate different processes of inclusion and exclusion in the history of anthropology. Taken together, their aim is to suggest a larger project of historical recuperation that contemporary anthropologists should find increasingly relevant to both their theoretical and their political concerns.

About Richard Handler

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." 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.""

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Author : Richard Handler
Publisher : University of Wisconsin Press
Data Published : 31 July 2000
ISBN : 0299163903
EAN : 9780299163907
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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