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European Anthropologies

Edited by Andrés Barrera-González, Monica Heintz and Anna Horolets

309 pages, 3 figures, 4 tables, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-607-2 $130.00/£92.00 Hb Not Yet Published (August 2017)

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“These case studies are among the best I have ever read in the charting of the history of European national anthropologies, and of each nation’s connections to other national and international traditions.” · Thomas M. Wilson, Binghamton University

In what ways did Europeans interact with the diversity of people they encountered on other continents in the context of colonial expansion, and with the peasant or ethnic ‘Other’ at home? How did anthropologists and ethnologists make sense of the mosaic of people and societies during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when their disciplines were progressively being established in academia? By assessing the diversity of European intellectual histories within sociocultural anthropology, this volume aims to sketch its intellectual and institutional portrait. It will be a useful reading for the students of anthropology, ethnology, history and philosophy of science, research and science policy makers.

Andrés Barrera-González is tenured profesor titular in social anthropology at Universidad Complutense, Madrid.

Monica Heintz (PhD Cambridge 2002) is Associate professor in Social Anthropology at the University of Paris Nanterre.

Anna Horolets is an Associate Professor at the University of Gdańsk. She is an editor for social anthropology of the Polish peer-reviewed journal Studia Sociologiczne.

Series: Volume 2, Anthropology of Europe
Subject: General Anthropology Theory & Methodology in Anthropology Colonialism
Area: Europe

BISAC: SOC002010 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Anthropology/Cultural; POL045000 POLITICAL SCIENCE/Colonialism & Post-Colonialism; HIS010000 HISTORY/Europe/General

BIC: JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography; HBTQ Colonialism & imperialism


Introduction: Strength from the Margins: Restaging European Anthropologies
Andrés Barrera-González, Monica Heintz, and Anna Horolets

Chapter 1. At the Portuguese crossroads:  contemporary anthropology and its history
Susana de Matos Viegas and João de Pina-Cabral

Chapter 2. When a Great Scholarly Tradition Modernizes: German-language Ethnology in the Long Twentieth Century
John R. Eidson

Chapter 3. Anthropology in Russia: Tradition vs. Paradigm Shift
Sergey Sokolovskiy

Chapter 4. Anthropology and Ethnology in Italy. Historical Development, Current Orientations, Problems of Recognition
Pier Paolo Viazzo

Chapter 5. The trajectory of French anthropology, seen through a recent transformative episode
Sophie Chevalier

Chapter 6. The Intellectual and Social History of Folkloristics, Ethnology and Anthropology in Finland
Ulrika Wolf-Knuts and Pekka Hakamies

Chapter 7. The Politics and Praxis of the Discipline(s) of "Studying ‘our own’ and/or ‘the other’ People  in Lithuania"
Vytis Ciubrinskas

Chapter 8. Lineages and Clans  in Polish Anthropology Before and After 1989
Michał Buchowski-Moieties

Chapter 9. Between Ethnography and Anthropology in Slovakia: Autobiographical Reflections
Alexandra Bitušíková

Chapter 10. Grounding Contemporary Croatian Cultural Anthropology in Its Own Ethnology
Jasna Čapo and Valentina Gulin Zrnić

Chapter 11. Anthropology in Greece: Dynamics, Difficulties and Challenges
Aliki Angelidou


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