The Anthropologist and the NativeThe Anthropologist and the Native

This book is a collection of 20 essays by international scholars collated in honor of Gananath Obeyesekere, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, whose writings have contributed to the fields of South Asian studies and anthropology.

Author: H. L. Seneviratne

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857284358


Page: 493

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This book is a collection of 20 essays by international scholars collated in honor of Gananath Obeyesekere, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, whose writings have contributed to the fields of South Asian studies and anthropology.

Learning to be an Anthropologist and Remaining Native Learning to be an Anthropologist and Remaining Native

Included in this collection are Medicine's clear-eyed views of assimilation, bilingual education, and the adaptive strategies by which Native Americans have conserved and preserved their ancestral languages.

Author: Beatrice Medicine

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 025206979X


Page: 371

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Included in this collection are Medicine's clear-eyed views of assimilation, bilingual education, and the adaptive strategies by which Native Americans have conserved and preserved their ancestral languages.

Indians and AnthropologistsIndians and Anthropologists

In this collection of essays, Indian and non-Indian scholars examine how the relationship between anthropology and Indians has changed over that quarter-century and show how controversial this issue remains.

Author: Thomas Biolsi

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816516073


Page: 226

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In 1969 Vine Deloria, Jr., in his controversial book Custer Died for Your Sins, criticized the anthropological community for its impersonal dissection of living Native American cultures. Twenty-five years later, anthropologists have become more sensitive to Native American concerns, and Indian people have become more active in fighting for accurate representations of their cultures. In this collection of essays, Indian and non-Indian scholars examine how the relationship between anthropology and Indians has changed over that quarter-century and show how controversial this issue remains. Practitioners of cultural anthropology, archaeology, education, and history provide multiple lenses through which to view how Deloria's message has been interpreted or misinterpreted. Among the contributions are comments on Deloria's criticisms, thoughts on the reburial issue, and views on the ethnographic study of specific peoples. A final contribution by Deloria himself puts the issue of anthropologist/Indian interaction in the context of the century's end. CONTENTS Introduction: What's Changed, What Hasn't, Thomas Biolsi & Larry J. Zimmerman Part One--Deloria Writes Back Vine Deloria, Jr., in American Historiography, Herbert T. Hoover Growing Up on Deloria: The Impact of His Work on a New Generation of Anthropologists, Elizabeth S. Grobsmith Educating an Anthro: The Influence of Vine Deloria, Jr., Murray L. Wax Part Two--Archaeology and American Indians Why Have Archaeologists Thought That the Real Indians Were Dead and What Can We Do about It?, Randall H. McGuire Anthropology and Responses to the Reburial Issue, Larry J. Zimmerman Part Three-Ethnography and Colonialism Here Come the Anthros, Cecil King Beyond Ethics: Science, Friendship and Privacy, Marilyn Bentz The Anthropological Construction of Indians: Haviland Scudder Mekeel and the Search for the Primitive in Lakota Country, Thomas Biolsi Informant as Critic: Conducting Research on a Dispute between Iroquoianist Scholars and Traditional Iroquois, Gail Landsman The End of Anthropology (at Hopi)?, Peter Whiteley Conclusion: Anthros, Indians and Planetary Reality, Vine Deloria, Jr.

Sex Sexuality and the AnthropologistSex Sexuality and the Anthropologist

Anthropologists strive to overcome carnal thoughts in order to view the natives
not as they view themselves . Anthropological reflexivity perpetuates this stance
by directing attention to the causes and effects of the cross - cultural enterprise ...

Author: Fran Markowitz

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252067479


Page: 230

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Sex in the field--the dilemma of whether to cover up or display sexual identities and desires during the course of anthropological fieldwork--is one of the best-kept secrets in the discipline. Contending that the conventional pose of a genderless, asexual, ethnographic researcher is impossible to sustain, this volume brings sex and sexuality into the open as essential components of ethnographic study that must be overtly recognized and proactively addressed. Sex, Sexuality, and the Anthropologist recounts the real-life experiences of anthropologists who are forced to acknowledge that their hosts in the field view them as gendered beings in a social context, not as asexual, objective observers. Far from controlling the research environment and defining the terms of interviewer-informant relationships, these researchers find they must engage in a process of negotiating their position--including their sexual position--within the communities they study. Ranging from public baths in Austria to lesbian bars in Taiwan and from Mexico to Nigeria to Finland to Japan, Sex, Sexuality, and the Anthropologist raises critical questions about ethnographers' reflexivity, subjectivity, and detachment, confronting the challenge of a holistic approach to the anthropological enterprise.

Insider AnthropologyInsider Anthropology

Delmos J. Jones in my articie "Towards a Native Anthropology" (Jones 19?O) l
expressed my trustration and dissatisfaction with the social-class and racial bias
of anthropology. What concerned me then. as now. is that anthropology is ...


Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444306828


Page: 80

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NAPA Bulletin is a peer reviewed occasionalpublication of the National Association for the Practice ofAnthropology, dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policyapplications of anthropological knowledge and methods. peer reviewed publication of the National Association for thePractice of Anthropology dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policyapplications of anthropological knowledge and methods most editions available for course adoption

Anthropologists Indigenous Scholars and the Research EndeavourAnthropologists Indigenous Scholars and the Research Endeavour

Because of this, native writers are forced to work in the colonisers' language in
which they have been trained, and when they write ... However, Writer = native
anthropologist from former colony The described = natives in former colony
Readers ...

Author: Joy Hendry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136331152


Page: 312

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This collection offers the fruits of a stimulating workshop that sought to bridge the fraught relationship which sometimes continues between anthropologists and indigenous/native/aboriginal scholars, despite areas of overlapping interest. Participants from around the world share their views and opinions on subjects ranging from ideas for reconciliation, the question of what might constitute a universal "science," indigenous heritage, postcolonial museology, the boundaries of the term "indigeneity," different senses as ways of knowing, and the very issue of writing as a method of dissemination that divides and excludes readers from different backgrounds. This book represents a landmark step in the process of replacing bridges with more equal patterns of intercultural cooperation and communication.

A Passage to AnthropologyA Passage to Anthropology

Of late , a debate on the place of the native voice in anthropology has led to a
reconsideration of the dilemma between the local and the anthropological claims
to speaking the truth . It is to a discussion of this dilemma that this chapter is ...

Author: Kirsten Hastrup

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415129230


Page: 217

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This book provides a rigorous discussion of central theoretical problems in anthropology. It makes the case for a renewed and invigorated scholarly anthropology with extensive reference to recent anthropological debates in Europe and the United States.

Anthropologists and Indians in the New SouthAnthropologists and Indians in the New South

Such a theme lent itself very well to anthropological studies of American Indians
in the southeastern United States. Hence the symposium's title, “Anthropologists
and Indians in the New South: A Retrospective for the New Millennium.” What is ...

Author: Rachel Bonney

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817310707


Page: 286

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This broad scope of inquiry—ranging in subject from the Maya of Florida, presumed biology, and alcohol-related problems to pow-wow dancing, Mobilian linguistics, and the "lost Indian ancestor" myth—results in a volume valuable to students, professionals, and libraries. Anthropologists and Indians in the New South is a clear assessment of the growing mutual respect and strengthening bond between modern Native Americans and the researchers who explore their past.

Anthropology Public Policy and Native Peoples in CanadaAnthropology Public Policy and Native Peoples in Canada

PART TWO The Politics of Anthropological Research The four papers in this
section examine the practice of anthropology and ... As members of Native
communities who also happen to be familiar with anthropology , they are able to
offer well ...

Author: Noel Dyck

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773563711


Page: 368

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The essays in Anthropology, Public Policy, and Native Peoples in Canada provide a comprehensive evaluation of past, present, and future forms of anthropological involvement in public policy issues that affect Native peoples in Canada. The contributing authors, who include social scientists and politicians from both Native and non-Native backgrounds, use their experience to assess the theory and practice of anthropological participation in and observation of relations between aboriginal peoples and governments in Canada. They trace the strengths and weaknesses of traditional forms of anthropological fieldwork and writing, as well as offering innovative solutions to some of the challenges confronting anthropologists working in this domain. In addition to Noel Dyck and James Waldram, the contributing authors are Peggy Martin Brizinski, Julie Cruikshank, Peter Douglas Elias, Julia D. Harrison, Ron Ignace, Joseph M. Kaufert, Patricia Leyland Kaufert, William W. Koolage, John O'Neil, Joe Sawchuk, Colin H. Scott, Derek G. Smith, George Speck, Renee Taylor, Peter J. Usher, and Sally M. Weaver.

Rereading Cultural AnthropologyRereading Cultural Anthropology

The first involves the anthropological construction of natives . The second
involves a defense of one kind of intellectual history . The Place of the Native On
the face of it , an exploration of the idea of the “ native ” in anthropological
discourse ...

Author: George E. Marcus

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822312972


Page: 403

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During its first six years (1986–1991), the journal Cultural Anthropology provided a unique forum for registering the lively traffic between anthropology and the emergent arena of cultural studies. The nineteen essays collected in Rereading Cultural Anthropology, all of which originally appeared in the journal, capture the range of approaches, internal critiques, and new questions that have characterized the study of anthropology in the 1980s, and which set the agenda for the present. Drawing together work by both younger and well-established scholars, this volume reveals various influences in the remaking of traditions of ethnographic work in anthropology; feminist studies, poststructuralism, cultural critiques, and disciplinary challenges to established boundaries between the social sciences and humanities. Moving from critiques of anthropological representation and practices to modes of political awareness and experiments in writing, this collection offers systematic access to what is now understood to be a fundamental shift (still ongoing) in anthropology toward engagement with the broader interdisciplinary stream of cultural studies. Contributors. Arjun Appadurai, Keith H. Basso, David B. Coplan, Vincent Crapanzano, Faye Ginsburg, George E. Marcus, Enrique Mayer, Fred Meyers, Alcida R. Ramos, John Russell, Orin Starn, Kathleen Stewart, Melford E. Spiro, Ted Swedenburg, Michael Taussig, Julie Taylor, Robert Thornton, Stephen A. Tyler, Geoffrey M. White

Situated LivesSituated Lives

Anthropologist? K|RIN NARAYAN How “native” is a native anthropologist? How “
foreign” is an anthropologist from abroad? The paradigm polarizing “regular” and
nativeanthropologists is, after all, part of received disciplinary wisdom.

Author: Louise Lamphere

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415918073


Page: 493

View: 841

Utilizing rich ethnographic accounts and first-person narratives, the contributors to this work examine how ordinary people are responding to the complexities of living in today's world. Among the issues discussed are counseling, surrogate motherhood, the abortion debate, and cultural and economic domination in Jamaica and on the U.S.-Mexican border.

Anthropology and the New CosmopolitanismAnthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism

All men, Kant proposes, 'are entitled to present themselves in the society of
others by right to communal possession of the earth's surface' (Kant 1784/1970:
106). By 'attempting' to enter into relations with 'native inhabitants', he argues,
distant ...

Author: Pnina Werbner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781474248075


Page: 396

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Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism inaugurates a new, situated, cosmopolitan anthropology. It examines the rise of postcolonial movements responsive to global rights movements, which espouse a politics of dignity, cultural difference, democracy, dissent and tolerance. The book starts from the premise that cosmopolitanism is not, and never has been, a 'western', elitist ideal exclusively. The book's major innovation is to show the way cosmopolitans beyond the North - in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Malaysia, India, Africa, the Middle East and Mexico - juggle universalist commitments with roots in local cultural milieus and particular communities.Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism breaks new ground in theorizing the role of social anthropology as a discipline that engages with the moral, economic, legal and political transformations and dislocations of a globalizing world. It introduces the reader to key debates surrounding cosmopolitanism in the social sciences, and is written clearly and accessibly for undergraduates in anthropology and related subjects.

The Anthropology of Alternative MedicineThe Anthropology of Alternative Medicine

... toward familiar voices or intonations of the native language, the neighbor's
barking dog, or the television that rarely goes off. ... Poets, philosophers,
biologists, and anthropologists have long embraced the notion that the sensual
body is the ...

Author: Anamaria Iosif Ross

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9780857853189


Page: 192

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Alternative medicine is not a fashionable new trend but an established cultural strategy, as well as a dynamic feature of mainstream contemporary medicine, in which elements of folk traditions are often blended with western scientific approaches. The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine is a concise yet wide-ranging exploration of non-biomedical healing. The book addresses a broad range of practices including: substance, energy and information flows (e.g. helminthic therapy); spirit, consciousness and trance (e.g. shamanism); body, movement and the senses (e.g. reiki and aromatherapy); as well as classical medical traditions as complements or alternatives to Western biomedicine (e.g. Ayurveda). Exploring the cultural underpinnings of contemporary healing methods, while assessing current ideas, topics and resources for further study, this book will be invaluable to undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology, sociology, psychology, and health related professions such as nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and biomedicine.

The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas North AmericaThe Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas North America

27 Yet it has been largely anthropologists , folklorists , and linguists whose
interest in Native genres of oral tradition has turned up those embedded and
indigenous theories of history which have been variously characterized as “
traditional ...

Author: EDT Trigger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521573920


Page: 564

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This book provides the first comprehensive history of the Native Peoples of North America from their arrival in the western hemisphere to the present. It describes how Native Peoples have dealt with the environmental diversity of North America and have responded to the different European colonial regimes and national governments that have established themselves in recent centuries. It also examines the development of a pan-Indian identity since the nineteenth century and provides a comparison not found in other histories of how Native Peoples have fared in Canada and the United States.

Australian Native Title AnthropologyAustralian Native Title Anthropology

This is a book about the practical aspects of anthropology that are relevant to the exercise of the discipline within the native title context.

Author: Kingsley Palmer

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 9781760461881


Page: 285

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The Australian Federal Native Title Act 1993 marked a revolution in the recognition of the rights of Australia’s Indigenous peoples. The legislation established a means whereby Indigenous Australians could make application to the Federal Court for the recognition of their rights to traditional country. The fiction that Australia was terra nullius (or ‘void country’), which had prevailed since European settlement, was overturned. The ensuing legal cases, mediated resolutions and agreements made within the terms of the Native Title Act quickly proved the importance of having sound, scholarly and well-researched anthropology conducted with claimants so that the fundamentals of the claims made could be properly established. In turn, this meant that those opposing the claims would also benefit from anthropological expertise. This is a book about the practical aspects of anthropology that are relevant to the exercise of the discipline within the native title context. The engagement of anthropology with legal process, determined by federal legislation, raises significant practical as well as ethical issues that are explored in this book. It will be of interest to all involved in the native title process, including anthropologists and other researchers, lawyers and judges, as well as those who manage the claim process. It will also be relevant to all who seek to explore the role of anthropology in relation to Indigenous rights, legislation and the state.

A Different DrummerA Different Drummer

Readings in Anthropology with a Canadian Perspective Bruce Alden Cox,
Jacques M. Chevalier, Valda Blundell. PART. III. PRAXIS. 61 Chapter 6 AN
praxis ...

Author: Bruce Alden Cox

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0770902499


Page: 156

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This volume is a collective production by Carleton University's anthropology caucus, for use in introductory courses in cultural anthropology. It is an alternative to available textbooks which the caucus feels are mainly American in orientation, and not respectful of third and fourth world peoples.

Anthropology For DummiesAnthropology For Dummies

... but something else brought the media. The anthropologist who first examined
the bones said thatthey had “Caucasian” features. Because all prior evidence
suggested that Native Americans ultimately came from Asia, the word Caucasian
— ...

Author: Cameron M. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470507698


Page: 388

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Covers the latest competing theories in the field Get a handle on the fundamentals of biological and cultural anthropology When did the first civilizations arise? How many human languages exist? The answers are found in anthropology - and this friendly guide explains its concepts in clear detail. You'll see how anthropology developed as a science, what it tells us about our ancestors, and how it can help with some of the hot-button issues our world is facing today. Discover: How anthropologists learn about the past Humanity's earliest activities, from migration to civilization Why our language differs from other animal communication How to find a career in anthropology

Gendered FieldsGendered Fields

Epilogue The ' nativised self and the ' native ' Wazir Jahan Karim Said ( 1978 )
has argued that western intellectual ... Not only has reflexive anthropology
highlighted the ambiguous position of native scholars in anthropology , but it has
also ...

Author: Diane Bell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415062527


Page: 260

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Examines and explores the progress of feminist anthropology, the gendered nature of fieldwork itself, and the articulation of gender with other aspects of the persona of the ethnographer.Virtually all anthropologists undertaking fieldwork experience emotional difficulties in relating their own personal culture to the field culture. The issue of gender arises because ethnographers do fieldwork by establishing relationships, and this is done as a person of a particular age, sexual orientation, belief, educational background, ethnic identity and class. In particular it is done as men and women. Gendered Fields examines and explores the progress of feminist anthropology, the gendered nature of fieldwork itself, and the articulation of gender with other aspects of the self of the ethnographer.

Proceedings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science 1966 1968Proceedings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science 1966 1968

Does it involve living in a community as the natives live? The answer is that it
does but only to a certain extent. The extent will depend on the anthropologist
and the culture. For Malinowski living in a community involved isolating oneself
from ...

Author: Robert S. Cohen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401033787


Page: 541

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The fourth volume of Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science consists mainly of papers which were contributed to our Colloquium during the past few years. The volume represents a wide range of interests in contem porary philosophy of science: issues in the philosophy of mind and of language, the neurophysiology of perceptual and linguistic behavior, philosophy of history and of the social sciences, and studies in the fun damental categories and methods of philosophy and the inter-relation ships of the sciences with ethics and metaphysics. Papers on the logic and methods of the natural sciences, including biological, physical and mathematical topics appear in the fifth volume of our series. We have included in the present volume the first English translation of the classic and fundamental work on aphasia by Carl Wernicke, together with a lucid and appreciative guide to his work by Dr. Norman Geschwind. The papers were not written to form a coherent volume, nor have they been edited with such a purpose. They represent current work-in progress, both in the United States and in Europe. Although most of the authors are philosophers, it is worth noting that we have essays of philosophical significance here written by a sociologist, an anthropologist, a political scientist, and by three neurophysiologists. We hope that collaboration among working scientists and working philosophers may develop further.