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From the Margins Historical Anthropology and Its Futures

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ISBN-10: 0822328887

ISBN-13: 9780822328889

Edition: 2002

Authors: Brian Keith Axel, Talal Asad, Bernard Cohn, Nicholas Dirks, Paul A. Silverstein

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Contributors to this volume tackle such topics as the paradoxical nature of American Civil War monuments, the figure of the 'New Christian' in early 17th-century Peru, the implications of statistics for ethnography, and contemporary South Africa's 'occult economies'.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 6/7/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Talal Asad is a professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author of Formations of the Secularand Genealogies of Religion.

Ussama Makdisi is Associate Professor of History at Rice University.Paul A. Silverstein is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Reed College.

Introduction: Historical Anthropology and Its Vicissitudes
Ethnography and the Archive
Annals of the Archive: Ethnographic Notes on the Sources of History
Ethnographic Representation, Statistics, and Modern Power
Colonial Anxieties
New Christians and New world Fears in Seventeenth-Century Peru
The Kabyle Myth: Colonization and the Production of Ethnicity
Developing Historical Negatives: Race and the (Modernist) Visions of a Colonial State
Marginal Contexts
Culture on the Edges: Caribbean Creolization in Historical Context
Race, Gender, and Historical Narrative in the Reconstruction of a Nation: Remembering and Forgetting the American Civil War
Archaeologies of the Fantastic
Fantastic Community
Occult Economies and the Violence of Abstraction: Notes from the South African Postcolony