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Anthrohistory Unsettling Knowledge, Questioning Discipline

ISBN-10: 0472051350

ISBN-13: 9780472051359

Edition: 2011

Authors: David Cohen, Fernando Coronil, Julie Skurski, Chandra Bhimull, Edward L. Murphy

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Stretching back to the 1950s, interdisciplinary work between anthropology and history has taken diverse expressions. Yet it has developed with more coherence since the 1980s, largely in response to the declining promise of global modernity and the rise of poststructuralism and deconstructionism. Through a critical and contemporary engagement with this wave of scholarship, this volume challenges readers to think of work at the crossroads of anthropology and history as transdisciplinary and anthrohistorical, moving beyond a partial integration of the disciplines as it critically evaluates their assumptions and trajectories.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 1/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

David Cohen is a British joutnalist who has written for The Independent, The Guardian, and British GQ, as well as The New York Times. In 1997, he was the recipient of a harkness fellowship hosted by Columbia University, which enabled him to write this book. He lives in london with his wife and two daughters.

List of Figures
Openings
A Prefatory Piece
The Pursuits of Anthrohistory: Formation against Formation
Encountering Boundaries
Notes on the Difficulty of Studying el Pueblo
Step into Anthrohistory
Genealogies of Mediation: �Culture Broker� and Imperial Governmentality
Childhood, Memory, and Gap: Reflections from an Anthrohistorian on Georges Perec's W or the Memory of Childhood
Working in the In-between: Archives, Ethnography, and Research in Gaza
The Past and Present of the Future Perfect in Anthropology and History
Unsettling Knowledge
Past Warfare: Ethics, Knowledge, and the Yanomami Controversy
Disaster Preparedness
Reclaiming Tradition
Impressions: An Interval
The Miracle of History: Temporality and Uncertainty in Southern Arabia
The Politics of Burial in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Losing the Phenomenon: Time and Indeterminacy in the Practice of Anthrohistory
Questioning Discipline
Anthrohistory and Phantom Limb Syndrome: Transdisciplinarity in a Disciplinary World
On the Subject of Governance
Between Disciplines, After Modernity
The Politics of Naming: Ethical Dilemmas and Disciplinary Divides in Anthropology and History
On the Importance of Having a Method, or What Does Archival Work on Soviet Atheism Have to Do with Ethnography of Post-Soviet Religion?
Wanderings beyond Codification and Desire
Openings
Pieces for Anthrohistory: A Puzzle to Be Assembled Together
Bibliography
Contributors
Index