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European Anthropologies

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European Anthropologies

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

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

ISBN  978-1-78533-607-2 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (August 2017)

ISBN  978-1-78920-764-4 $29.95/£23.95 Pb Published (May 2020)

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“This book provides new perspectives for the teaching of anthropology and would be a welcome addition not only to courses in the history of anthropology and the anthropology of Europe, but also to courses on post-Soviet societies. I would also highly recommend individual chapters to anyone undertaking fieldwork in one of the contexts covered in the volume who is not familiar with the history, scope, and institutional arrangements of anthropology there.” • Journal of Anthropological Research

“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 is Associate Professor in Social Anthropology at the University of Paris Nanterre.

Anna Horolets is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Warsaw.


Subject: Anthropology (General) Theory and Methodology Colonial History
Area: Europe


List of Figures and Tables

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. Moieties, Lineages and Clans  in Polish Anthropology Before and After 1989
Michał Buchowski

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

Index of Subjects
Index of Names

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