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The Resource Unwrapping the sacred bundle : reflections on the disciplining of anthropology, edited by Daniel A. Segal and Sylvia J. Yanagisako, (electronic book)

Unwrapping the sacred bundle : reflections on the disciplining of anthropology, edited by Daniel A. Segal and Sylvia J. Yanagisako, (electronic book)

Label
Unwrapping the sacred bundle : reflections on the disciplining of anthropology
Title
Unwrapping the sacred bundle
Title remainder
reflections on the disciplining of anthropology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Daniel A. Segal and Sylvia J. Yanagisako
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Lively, forceful, and impassioned, Unwrapping the Sacred Bundle is a major intervention in debates about the configuration of the discipline of anthropology. In the essays brought together in this provocative collection, prominent anthropologists consider the effects of and alternatives to the standard definition of the discipline as a & ldquo;holistic & rdquo; study of humanity based on the integration of the four fields of archaeology, biological anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Editors Daniel A. Segal and Sylvia J. Yanagisako provide a powerful introduction to the volume. Unabashed in their criticism of the four-field structure, they argue that North American anthropology is tainted by its roots in nineteenth-century social evolutionary thought. The essayists consider the complex state of anthropology, its relation to other disciplines and the public sphere beyond academia, the significance of the convergence of linguistic and cultural anthropology, and whether or not anthropology is the best home for archaeology. While the contributors are not in full agreement with one another, they all critique & ldquo;official & rdquo; definitions of anthropology as having a fixed, four-field core. The editors are keenly aware that anthropology is too protean to be remade along the lines of any master plan, and this volume does not offer one. It does open discussions of anthropology & rsquo;s institutional structure to all possible outcomes, including the refashioning of the discipline as it now exists. Contributors. James Clifford, Ian Hodder, Rena Lederman, Daniel A. Segal, Michael Silverstein, Sylvia J. Yanagisako
Member of
Cataloging source
NcD
Index
index present
LC call number
GN41.8
LC item number
.U58 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Segal, Daniel Alan
  • Yanagisako, Sylvia Junko
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropologists
  • Anthropologists
  • Physical anthropology
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Ethnology
  • Anthropological linguistics
Label
Unwrapping the sacred bundle : reflections on the disciplining of anthropology, edited by Daniel A. Segal and Sylvia J. Yanagisako, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-159) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Daniel A. Segal and Sylvia J. Yanagisako -- Re-articulating anthropology / James Clifford -- Unchosen grounds : cultivating cross-subfield accents for a public voice / Rena Lederman -- Flexible disciplinarity : beyond the Americanist tradition / Sylvia J. Yanagisako -- Languages/cultures are dead! Long live the linguistic-cultural! / Michael Silverstein -- An archaeology of the four-field approach in anthropology in the United States / Ian Hodder
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
173 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780822334620
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Unwrapping the sacred bundle : reflections on the disciplining of anthropology, edited by Daniel A. Segal and Sylvia J. Yanagisako, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-159) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Daniel A. Segal and Sylvia J. Yanagisako -- Re-articulating anthropology / James Clifford -- Unchosen grounds : cultivating cross-subfield accents for a public voice / Rena Lederman -- Flexible disciplinarity : beyond the Americanist tradition / Sylvia J. Yanagisako -- Languages/cultures are dead! Long live the linguistic-cultural! / Michael Silverstein -- An archaeology of the four-field approach in anthropology in the United States / Ian Hodder
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
173 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780822334620
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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