New History of Anthropology

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Henrika Kuklick
Wiley, Feb 9, 2009 - Social Science - 416 pages
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A New History of Anthropology collects original writings from pre-eminent scholars to create a sophisticated but accessible guide to the development of the field.

  • Re-examines the history of anthropology through the lens of the new globalized world
  • Provides a comprehensive history of the discipline, from its prehistory in the ‘age of exploration’ through to anthropology’s current condition and its relationship with other disciplines
  • Places ideas and practices within the context of their time and place of origin
  • Looks at anthropology’s role in colonization, early traditions in the field, and topical issues from various periods in the field’s history, and examines its relationship to other disciplines

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About the author (2009)

Henrika Kuklick is Professor in the Department of History & Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of several books and numerous articles on the history of anthropology. She is a member of the American Anthropological Association, the History of Science Society, and has served on the editorial Boards of such journals as History of Anthropology; Histories of Anthropology; Isis, the journal of the History of Science Society; and the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. She has also served as the editor for Knowledge and Society, and is currently the editor of the History of Anthropology Newsletter.

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