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Historicizing Canadian Anthropology

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.


352 pages


Table of Contents

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 Université Laval: The Early Years, 1958-70 / Marc-Adélard 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 Anth

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