Cover

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Half Title, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

List of Illustrations

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pp. vii-viii

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Editors’ Introduction

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pp. ix-xiv

This volume rounds off what would have been a decade of Histories of Anthropology Annual if we had met the ideal in producing an annual volume. In actuality it has taken a couple of extra years to reach this point. HoAA began in the book division at the University of Nebraska Press, then moved to the journals portfolio, ...

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1. Anthropologists and the Bible: The Marett Lecture, April 2012

Adam Kuper

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pp. 1-30

A young philosophy don, a Jerseyman at Oxford, Robert Ranulph Marett was intrigued by the subject set for the 1893 Green Prize in Moral Philosophy: “The ethics of savage races.” He immersed himself in the literature on primitive religion, won the prize, and was befriended by the only anthropologist at Oxford University, E. B. Tylor. ...

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2. Dead and Living Authorities in The Legend of Perseus: Animism and Christianity in the Evolutionist Archive

Frederico D. Rosa

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pp. 31-52

Edwin Sidney Hartland (1848–1927) was a British solicitor and politician whose proficiency as a self-made folklorist and evolutionary anthropologist went far beyond dilettantism, following in the footsteps of his principal mentor, Edward B. Tylor (1832–1917). Hartland was a prominent figure in the Folklore Society, which he presided over at the turn of the century. ...

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3. Anthropology in Portugal: The Case of the Portuguese Society of Anthropology and Ethnology (SPAE), 1918

Patrícia Ferraz de Matos

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pp. 53-98

In recent years, several works have been published on the history of anthropology in specific national contexts (e.g., Stocking 1974, 1995; Kuklick 1991; Barth et al. 2005; Ranzmaier 2011) but little on the history of anthropology in Portugal—and the exceptions have largely been written from and for the Portuguese community (e.g., Areia and Rocha 1985; Branco 1986; Pereira 1986, 1998; Pina-Cabral 1991; ...

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4. A View from the West: The Institute of Social Science and the Amazon

Priscila Faulhaber

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pp. 99-120

In this chapter I focus on the significance of frontier in the history of social anthropology, especially fieldwork in the Amazon supported by the Institute of Social Science (ISS) of the University of California at Berkeley (UCB). I understand that subventions for scholarly research in the western part of the United States resonate in the scientific field of moving-frontier theories. ...

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5. Scientific Diplomacy and the Establishment of an Australian Chair of Anthropology, 1914–25

Geoffrey Gray

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pp. 121-148

During the first decades of the twentieth century, Australian scientists, supported by their British counterparts, worked to convince the recently formed (1901) Commonwealth government of Australia, a federation of the states and territories,1 of the value of anthropology. They argued that it had value as an academic discipline for two reasons: ...

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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, Dmitry V. Arzyutov

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pp. 149-220

There are two reasons why a volume dedicated to the memory of George W. Stocking Jr. is, in our opinion, the most appropriate venue for this chapter. First, its American author studied with George at the University of Chicago and developed a strong interest in the history of anthropology under his influence.1 ...

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7. “I Wrote All My Notes in Shorthand”: A First Glance into the Treasure Chest of Franz Boas’s Shorthand Field Notes

Rainer Hatoum

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pp. 221-272

There is no doubt that Franz Boas, the personification of American cultural anthropology and the concept of cultural relativism, eventually succeeded in making his urge come true, which he expressed in the line from a letter to his sister Toni quoted above. More importantly for this essay, though, is the fact that this urge led Boas to build for himself a lasting and monumental legacy in writing that, ...

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8. Genealogies of Knowledge in the Alberni Valley: Reflecting on Ethnographic Practice in the Archive of Dr. Susan Golla

Denise Nicole Green

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pp. 273-302

Asking for help is important. I learned this over the five years I spent in Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations’ haahuulthii (traditional territory) as an anthropology PhD student: I witnessed networks of relatives work together to celebrate important moments in their interwoven lives through n’uushitl (potlatching) and tl’itscuu (feasting).1 ...

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9. The File Hills Farm Colony Legacy

Cheyanne Desnomie

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pp. 303-334

First Nations people in Canada have experienced and continue to experience a multitude of hardships at the hand of the government through various colonial and assimilation policies. The aim of this chapter is to provide a unique perspective about a little-known facet of Canadian history, the File Hills Farm Colony, ...

Contributors

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