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Unwrapping the Sacred Bundle
Reflections on the Disciplining of Anthropology
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"Anthropology is perhaps the last of the great nineteenth-century conglomerate disciplines still for the most part organizationally intact. Long after natural history, moral philosophy, philology, and political economy have dissolved into their specialized successors, it has remained a diffuse assemblage of ethnology, human biology, comparative linguistics, and prehistory, held together mainly by the vested interests, sunk costs, and administrative habits of academia, and by a romantic image of comprehensive scholarship. In this intense, precise, and sharply written book, six leading anthropologists from a variety of subfields question both the logic and the effectiveness of such sentimental `holism' and produce a powerful critique of their profession's mythology."-Clifford Geertz, Institute for Advanced Study "A provocative and problematizing look at the history and present state of anthropology in the United States, a century after the `sacred bundle' was first questioned by its patron saint and uniquely preeminent practitioner, Franz Boas. Revolutionary in editorial intent, diversely dialogical in the essays themselves, this volume should be read and pondered by all those interested in the future of anthropology and its role in general intellectual discourse."-George W. Stocking Jr., Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago
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Daniel A. Segal is Jean M. Pitzer Professor of Anthropology and Professor of Historical Studies at Pitzer College. He is a coauthor of Jane Austen and the Fiction of Culture: An Essay on the Narration of Social Realities and editor of Crossing Cultures: Essays in the Displacement of Western Civilization. He is a former editor of the journal Cultural Anthropology (1995-2001). Sylvia J. Yanagisako is Professor and former Chair of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University. She is the author of Producing Culture and Capital: Family Firms in Italy and coeditor of Naturalizing Power: Essays in Feminist Cultural Analysis.
Introduction / Daniel A. Segal and Sylvia J. Yanagisako 1 Rearticulating Anthropology / James Clifford 24 Unchosen Grounds: Cultivating Cross-Subfield Accents for a Public Voice / Rena Lederman 49 Flexible Disciplinarity: Beyond the Americanist Tradition / Sylvia J. Yanagisako 78 Languages/Cultures Are Dead! Long Live the Linguistic-Cultural! / Michael Silverstein 99 An Archaeology of the Four-Field Approach in Anthropology in the United States / Ian Hodder 126 References 141 Contributors 161 Index 163