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Series Editor's Preface Introduction I. ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOME OF ITS COMPANIONS Introduction to Part I
1. Historical Inferences from Ethnohistorical Data: Boasian Views
2. The Manufacture of Linguistic Structure
3. Margaret Mead and the Professional Unpopularity of Popularizers
4. American Anthropologists Discover Peasants
5. The non-eclipse of Americanist anthropology during the 1930s and 40s
6. The pre-Freudian Georges Devereux, the post-Freudian Alfred Kroeber, and Mohave sexuality
7. Berkeley anthropology during the 1950s
8. American anthropologists looking through Taiwanese culture. (with Keelung Hong) II. SOCIOLOGY'S INCREASINGLY UNEASY RELATIONS WITH ANTHROPOLOGY Introduction to Part II
9. W. I. Thomas, behaviorist ethnologist
10. The postmaturity of sociolinguistics: Edward Sapir and Personality Studies in the Chicago Department of Sociology
11. The reception of anthropological work in American sociology, 1921-1951
12. The rights of research assistants and the rhetoric of political suppression: Morton Grodzins and the University of California Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement Study
13. Resistance to sociology at Berkeley
14. Does editing core anthropology and sociology journals increase citations to the editor? Conclusion: Doing history of anthropology Acknowledgments Bibliography.
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In American Anthropology and Company, linguist and sociologist Stephen O. Murray explores the connections between anthropology, linguistics, sociology, psychology, and history, in broad-ranging essays on the history of anthropology and allied disciplines. On subjects ranging from Native American linguistics to the pitfalls of American, Latin American, and East Asian fieldwork, among other topics, American Anthropology and Company presents the views of a historian of anthropology interested in the theoretical and institutional connections between disciplines that have always been in conversation with anthropology. Recurring characters include Edward Sapir, Alfred Kroeber, Robert Redfield, W. I. and Dorothy Thomas, and William Ogburn. While histories of anthropology rarely cross disciplinary boundaries, Murray moves in essay after essay toward an examination of the institutions, theories, and social networks of scholars as never before, maintaining a healthy skepticism toward anthropologists' views of their own methods and theories. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
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Public healing, political complexity, and the production of knowledge
Genre, historical imagination, and early Ganda history
Clanship and the pursuit of collective well-being
Political leaders as public healers
Clanship, state formation, and the shifting contours of public healing.
Beyond the Royal Gaze shifts the perspective from which we view early African politics by asking what Buganda, a kingdom located on the northwest shores of Lake Victoria in present-day Uganda, looked like to people who were not of the center but nevertheless became central to its functioning. Drawing on insights from a variety of disciplines - history, historical linguistics, archaeology, and anthropology - Neil Kodesh argues that the domains of polities and public healing were intimately entwined in Buganda from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries. Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted throughout Buganda, Kodesh demonstrates how efforts to ensure collective prosperity and perpetuity - usually expressed in the language of health and healing - lay at the heart of community-building processes in Buganda. Kodesh's work offers a novel approach to the use of oral sources and opens up new possibilities for researching and writing histories of more distant periods in Africa's past. ""Beyond the Royal Gaze"" will appeal to students and scholars of health and healing, political complexity, and the production of knowledge in places where limited documentary evidence exists. (source: Nielsen Book Data)