Historicizing Canadian Anthropology is the first significant examination of the historical development of anthropological study in this country. It addresses key issues in the evolution of the discipline: the shaping influence of Aboriginal-anthropological encounters; the challenge of compiling a history for the Canadian context; and the place of international and institutional relations. The contributors to this collection reflect on the definition and scope of the discipline and explore the degree to which a uniquely Canadian tradition affects anthropological theory, practice, and reflexivity.
Historicizing Canadian Anthropology is a watershed that will revitalize critical reflexivity within the field. With contributions from a broad cross-section of anthropologists - from senior scholars to doctoral students - this book is essential reading for practising Canadian anthropologists, their students, and others who seek to understand the historical contours of the field.
Julia Harrison is the author of Being a Tourist: Finding Meaning in Pleasure Travel. She is an associate professor of Anthropology and Chair of Anthropology at Trent University. Regna Darnell is the author of Invisible Genealogies: A History of Americanist Anthropology. She is Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and the founding Director of the First Nations Studies Program at the University of Western Ontario.
1 Historicizing Traditions in Canadian Anthropology / Julia Harrison and Regna Darnell Part 1: Situating Ourselves Historically and Theoretically 2 Disciplinary Tribes and Territories: Alliances and Skirmishes between Anthropology and History / A.B. McKillop 3 Toward a Historiography of Canadian Anthropology / Robert L.A. Hancock Part 2: The Pre-professional History of Canadian Anthropology 4 The Erasure of Horatio Hale's Contributions to Boasian Anthropology / David Nock 5 Marius Barbeau and the Methodology of Salvage Ethnography in Canada, 1911-51 / Andrew Nurse 6 Iroquoian Archaeology, the Public, and Native Communities in Victorian Ontario / Michelle A. Hamilton Part 3: Locating our Subjects 7 Canadian Anthropology and the Ethnography of "Indian Administration" / Noel Dyck 8 Canadian Anthropology and Ideas of Aboriginal Emendation / Colin Buchanan 9 A Comparative History of "Cultural Rights" in South Africa and Canada / Evie Plaice 10 Canadian Anthropologists in China Studies / Josephine Smart and Alan Smart Part 4: Documenting Institutional Relations 11 Departmental Networks in Canadian Anthropology / Regna Darnell 12 Canadian Anthropology as a Situated Conversation / Richard K. Pope 13 Anthropology and Sociology at the University of British Columbia from 1947 to the 1980s / Elvi Whittaker and Michael Ames 14 Anthropology at Universite Laval: The Early Years, 1958-70 / Marc-Adelard Tremblay 15 Expatriates in the Ivory Tower: Anthropologists in Non Anthropology University Departments / James B. Waldram and Pamela J. Downe Part 5: Connections and Comparisons 16 Constituting Canadian Anthropology / David Howes 17 The Historical Praxis of Museum Anthropology: A Canada-US Comparison / Cory Willmott 18 Commodifying North American Aboriginal Culture: A Canada-US Comparison / Kathy M'Closkey and Kevin Manuel 19 Canadian Anthropology and the Cold War / Nelson H.H. Graburn 20 Texts and Contexts in Canadian Anthropology / Penny Van Esterik 21 Just a Little Off-Centre or Not Peripheral Enough: Paradoxes for the Reproduction of Canadian Anthropology / Vered Amit Postscript Notes and Acknowledgments References Contributors Index