Historicizing Canadian Anthropology

Historicizing Canadian Anthropology

By: Regna Darnell (editor), Julia Harrison (editor)Hardback

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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.

About Author

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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774812726
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780774812726
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 0774812729

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