Local Knowledge, Global Stage


Local Knowledge, Global Stage

Edited by Regna Darnell and Frederic W. Gleach
Histories of Anthropology Annual, Volume 10

Histories of Anthropology Annual Series

354 pages
24 photographs, 1 chart


October 2016


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October 2016


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About the Book

The Histories of Anthropology Annual presents localized 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.

This tenth volume of the series, Local Knowledge, Global Stage, examines worldwide historical trends of anthropology ranging from the assertion that all British anthropology is a study of the Old Testament to the discovery of the untranslated shorthand notes of pioneering anthropologist Franz Boas. Other topics include archival research into the study of Vancouver Island’s indigenous languages, explorations of the Christian notion of virgin births in Edwin Sidney Hartland’s The Legend of Perseus, and the Canadian government’s implementation of European-model farms as a way to undermine Native culture. In addition to Boas and Hartland, the essays explore the research and personalities of Susan Golla, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and others.

Author Bio

Regna Darnell is the Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and First Nations Studies 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) and general editor of the multivolume series The Franz Boas Papers: Documentary Edition. Frederic W. Gleach is a senior lecturer of anthropology and the curator of the Anthropology Collections at Cornell University. He is the author of Powhatan’s World and Colonial Virginia: A Conflict of Cultures (Nebraska, 1997).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Editors’ Introduction
1. Anthropologists and the Bible: The Marett Lecture, April 2012
Adam Kuper
2. Dead and Living Authorities in The Legend of Perseus: Animism and Christianity in the Evolutionist Archive
Frederico D. Rosa
3. Anthropology in Portugal: The Case of the Portuguese Society of Anthropology and Ethnology (SPAE), 1918
Patrícia Ferraz de Matos
4. A View from the West: The Institute of Social Science and the Amazon
Priscila Faulhaber
5. Scientific Diplomacy and the Establishment of an Australian Chair of Anthropology, 1914–25
Geoffrey Gray
6. The Saga of the L. H. Morgan Archive, or How an American Marxist Helped Make a Bourgeois Anthropologist the Cornerstone of Soviet Ethnography
Sergei A. Kan and Dmitry V. Arzyutov
7. “I Wrote All My Notes in Shorthand”: A First Glance into the Treasure Chest of Franz Boas’s Shorthand Field Notes
Rainer Hatoum
8. Genealogies of Knowledge in the Alberni Valley: Reflecting on Ethnographic Practice in the Archive of Dr. Susan Golla
Denise Nicole Green
9. The File Hills Farm Colony Legacy
Cheyanne Desnomie

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