Tracking Anthropological Engagements


Tracking Anthropological Engagements

Edited by Regna Darnell and Frederic W. Gleach
Histories of Anthropology Annual, Volume 12

Histories of Anthropology Annual Series

282 pages
5 figures, 2 tables


December 2018


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About the Book

Histories of Anthropology Annual series presents diverse 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. The series includes critical, comparative, analytical, and narrative studies involving all aspects and subfields of anthropology.

Volume 12, Tracking Anthropological Engagements, examines the work and influence of Hans Sidonius Becker, Franz Boas, Sigmund Freud, Margaret Mead, Karl Popper, and Anthony F. C. Wallace, as well as anthropological perspectives on the 1964 Project Camelot, Latin American cultures at the 1892 Madrid International Expositions, sixteenth-century cosmography and topography in Amazonia, the launch of the Great War Centenary Association website, and community-produced wartime narratives in Ontario, Canada.

Author Bio

Regna Darnell is 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).


"Since 2006, Regna Darnell and Frederic Gleach have curated an important collection of anthropological history with their Histories of Anthropology annual series. This book, the twelfth in this series, collects essays spanning topics ranging from sixteenth-century missionary encounters with the Other to fragments from a twenty-first-century anthropologist’s memoir. The breadth of topic and analysis curated in this series has always been a strength of these volumes, and this latest installment continues this tradition."—David H. Price, Journal of Anthropological Research

“The chapters in this eclectic volume span sixteenth-century traveler accounts, the 1892 International Exhibition, a meeting between Boas and Freud, a previously unrecognized Jewish anthropologist in Austria under national socialism, several Cold War controversies, and a digital indigenous-civic collaborative history project. One of the gems is a personal retrospective by the late Anthony Wallace published here for the first time. This volume contributes to cultural studies and the history of science, revealing hitherto unrecognized entanglements between anthropology and the personal, social, and political conditions that continue to shape its elaboration.”—M. Eleanor Nevins, associate professor of anthropology at Middlebury College and author of Lessons from Fort Apache: Beyond Language Endangerment and Maintenance

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations    
Editors’ Introduction    
1. Topography and Cosmography in the Sixteenth Century: A Window into Early Ethnography    
Driton Nushaj
2. Faded Tracks of Austrian Anthropology: Hans Sidonius (von) Becker (1895–1948) and Some of His Contemporaries    
Christian Feest
3. Is It Anthropology?: Exhibiting Latin American Cultures at the 1892 Madrid International Expositions    
Nancy J. Parezo and Catherine A. Nichols
4. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1909: Language, Culture, and the Boas-Freud Intersection    
John Leavitt
5. Karl Popper’s Enheartening of Derek Freeman’s Attacks on Margaret Mead’s Coming of Age in Samoa    
Stephen O. Murray
6. Anthropology’s Camelot Myth—And What We Can Learn from It    
Herbert S. Lewis
7. A Model for Open Community Engagement: Six Nations, the gwca, and the Production of Wartime Narratives    
Evan Habkirk
8. Guns and Ivy: An Anthropologist’s Memoir    
Anthony F. C. Wallace

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