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“A New Indian Intelligentsia”: Archie Phinney and the Search for a Radical Native American Modernity

Benjamin Balthaser.

in Indigenous Visions

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 7621 words.

This chapter considers the thought of midcentury Nez Perce activist and anthropologist Archie Phinney, which offers a glimpse into Native practices of modernity through the lens of Marxism...

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Accidental Anthropology

Carolyn Nordstrom and Antonius C. G. M. Robben.

in Fieldwork Under Fire

January 1996; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 8543 words.

The uncertainty of violent events besets the anthropologist who becomes suddenly enveloped in a situation of violence for which he or she was not prepared. This chapter describes how one...

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The Accompaniment

Paul Rabinow.

November 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 248 pages.

In this culmination of his search for anthropological concepts and practices appropriate to the twenty-first century, the author contends that to make sense of the contemporary,...

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The Accompaniment: On the Contemporary and the Untimely

Paul Rabinow.

in The Accompaniment

November 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 4314 words.

This chapter examines Giorgio Agamben’s lecture on the understanding of the contemporary. For Agamben, there are two essential qualities of the contemporary: déphasage (temporal...

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Acculturation, Assimilation, and the “View from Manywheres” in the Hmong Diaspora1

Jacob R. Hickman.

in Universalism without Uniformity

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 9600 words.

This chapter elucidates trends in moral thinking from a transnational comparison of Hmong refugee families in both Thailand and the United States. An intergenerational comparative analysis...

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Afterthoughts: The Experience and Agony of Fieldwork

Hammoudi Abdellah and John Borneman.

in Being There

February 2009; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 4715 words.

This chapter deals with the general practice of anthropology and fieldwork. Various accounts of fieldwork from diverse and converging angles make the case for a fresh look at fieldwork...

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Afterword Willing in Context

Douglas W. Hollan.

in Toward an Anthropology of the Will

February 2010; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 6622 words.

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American Anthropologists and American Society

Eric R. Wolf.

in Pathways of Power

January 2001; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 3934 words.

This chapter generates an interest in the sociology of anthropological knowledge and reveals the three different phases of American anthropology that correspond to three different phases of...

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The American Parade: Representations of the Nineteenth-Century Social Order

Mary Ryan.

in The New Cultural History

March 1989; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 8249 words.

This chapter shows how critical a historical understanding of ritual can be by demonstrating how parading changed in function over time. It also discusses the role of gender in these...

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America's Transient Mental Illness

Allan Young.

in Subjectivity

April 2007; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 9994 words.

This chapter discusses the concept of “transient mental illness.” It outlines the specific constellation of psychiatric, political, and social processes that are slowly leading to a new...

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Ancients, Moderns, and Others: Fontenelle and Temple

Robert Launay.

in Savages, Romans, and Despots

October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 8904 words.

In 1687, the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns erupted in the French Academy when a poem was recited claiming that the achievements of France under Louis XIV exceeded those of the...

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Anthropological Observation and Self-formation

Paul Rabinow.

in Subjectivity

April 2007; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 9042 words.

This chapter examines the ways concepts, values, and beliefs change shape in the specificity of new assemblages, and includes the author's own anthropological inquiries of the life-sciences...

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Anthropology among the Powers

Eric R. Wolf.

in Pathways of Power

January 2001; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 6968 words.

Anthropology at its best is analytic, comparative, integrative, and critical, all at the same time. This chapter is concerned with anthropology in relation to society and culture, and...

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Anthropology and Conjectural History in the Enlightenment

Robert Wokler.

in Inventing Human Science

October 1995; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 10381 words.

Within the overarching framework of eighteenth-century anthropological studies, this chapter focuses on the physical and moral dimensions of human nature, of which the successive...

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Anthropology Between Academia and Practice

Daniel Ginsberg.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Article. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 284 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Please check back later for the full article.

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The Anthropology of Education

Rosemary Henze.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Article. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 341 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Please check back later for the full article.

The an...

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Anthropology, Technology, and Innovation

Susan Squires.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Article. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 462 words.

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Applying Anthropology in an Alaskan National Park

George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch.

in In the Field

May 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 6509 words.

In a very different sort of applied research, one of the authors is hired by the National Park Service to study Tlingit Indian and white fishermen in a remote area of Glacier Bay National...

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Aspects of Group Relations in a Complex Society

Eric R. Wolf.

in Pathways of Power

January 2001; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 6190 words.

This chapter examines ways in which strategic social groups arrange and rearrange themselves historically along the main axes of American society, and situates the anthropological...

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An Attachment-Theoretical Approach to Religious Cognition

Charles W. Nuckolls.

in Universalism without Uniformity

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 6744 words.

A variation on the theme of universalism is the question of where religious concepts come from. The “naturalness of religion” hypothesis, developed by Pascal Boyer and his colleagues,...

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