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Guest Editorials

These guest editorials from well- known anthropologists were originally written for the first two editions of Cultural Anthropology: A Perspective on the Human Condition. They touch on a wide range of issues in the field.


Is a Science of Culture Possible? Hoyt Alverson, Dartmouth College

Anthropology and the Colonial Legacy Annette Weiner, New York University

Anthropology and the Time Factor Marilyn Strathern, Cambridge University

The Anthropology of Performance and the Performance of Anthropology Anna Peterson Royce, Indiana University Bloomington

Anthropology 2000 Paul Rabinow, University of California, Berkeley

How Useful Is Anthropology? David Parkin, Oxford University

Anthropology: A Personal View Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Into the Warp and Woof of Multicultural Worlds George Marcus, Rice University

Why Read Ethnographies? Ivan Karp, Emory University

Listening in on the Struggle for the New World Jane H. Hill, University of Arizona

For a Poetics of Social Life Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University

For an Uncertain Anthropology Don Handelman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Skills and Work of the Anthropology Stephen Gudeman, University of Minnesota

Anthropology as a Vocation: Listening to Voices James W. Fernandez, University of Chicago

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