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Emeriti Clifford R. Jane Collier Emerita; PhD Tulane Cultural anthropology, anthropology of law, political anthropology, feminist theory; Mesoamerica, southern Europe. James Gibbs, Jr. Emeritus; PhD Harvard Anthropology of law, psychological anthropology, anthrpology of film; Africa.
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Unwrapping the sacred bundle : reflections on the disciplining of anthropology
Thailand, Southeast Asia, Japan. Previous page Next page. Stanford Anthropology. Unabashed in their criticism of the four-field structure, they argue that North American anthropology is tainted by its roots in nineteenth-century social evolutionary thought. The essayists consider the complex state of anthropology, its relation to other disciplines and the public sphere beyond academia, the significance of the convergence of linguistic and cultural anthropology, and whether or not anthropology is the best home for archaeology.
While the contributors are not in full agreement with one another, they all critique "official" definitions of anthropology as having a fixed, four-field core.
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