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									One Discipline, Four Ways
Author: Fredrik Barth
Author: Andre Gingrich
Author: Robert Parkin
Table of Contents

Foreword by Chris HannBritain and the Commonwealth by Fredrik Barth1. The Rise of Anthropology in
Britain, 1830-18982. From the Torres Straits to the Argonauts, 1898-19223. Malinowski and Radcliffe-
Brown, 1920-19454. The Golden Age, 1945-19705. Enduring Legacies of the British TraditionThe German-
Speaking Countries by Andre Gingrich1. Prelude and Overture: From Early Travelogues to German
Enlightenment2. From the Nationalist Birth of Volkskunde to the Establishment of Academic
Diffusionism: Branching Off from the International Mainstream3. From the Late Imperial Era to the End of
the Republican Interlude: Creative Subaltern Tendencies, Larger and Smaller Schools of Anthropology4.
German Anthropology during the Nazi Period: Complex Scenarios of Collaboration, Persecution, and
Competition5. Anthropology in Four German-Speaking Countries: Key Elements of Post-World War II
Developments to 1989The French-Speaking Countries by Robert Parkin1. Pre-Durkheimian Origins2.
Durkheim and His Era3. Mauss, Other Durkheimians, and Interwar Developments4. Structuralism and
Marxism5. Practice, Hierarchy, and PostmodernismThe United States by Sydel Silverman1. The
Boasians and the Invention of Cultural Anthropology2. Postwar Expansion, Materialisms, and
Mentalisms3. Bringing Anthropology into the Modern World4. Rebellions and Reinventions5. American
Anthropology at the End of the CenturyReferencesIndex
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One Discipline, Four Ways offers the first book-length introduction to the history of each of the four major
traditions in anthropology—British, German, French, and American. The result of lectures given by
distinguished anthropologists Fredrik Barth, Andre Gingrich, Robert Parkin, and Sydel Silverman to mark
the foundation of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, this volume not only traces the
development of each tradition but considers their impact on one another and assesses their future
potentials.Moving from E. B. Taylor all the way through the development of modern fieldwork, Barth
reveals the repressive tendencies that prevented Britain from developing a variety of anthropological
practices until the late 1960s. Gingrich, meanwhile, articulates the development of German anthropology,
paying particular attention to the Nazi period, of which surprisingly little analysis has been offered until
now. Parkin then assesses the French tradition and, in particular, its separation of theory and
ethnographic practice. Finally, Silverman traces the formative influence of Franz Boas, the expansion of
the discipline after World War II, and the "fault lines" and promises of contemporary anthropology in the
United States.
Author Bio
Fredrik Barth
Fredrik Barth is research fellow at the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and professor of anthropology at
Boston University. Andre Gingrich is professor in the Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at
the University of Vienna and head of the Anthropology Unit at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Robert
Parkin is departmental lecturer in social anthropology at Oxford University. Sydel Silverman is president
emerita of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and professor emerita of
anthropology at the City University of New York.


Andre Gingrich
Fredrik Barth is research fellow at the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and professor of anthropology at
Boston University. Andre Gingrich is professor in the Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at
the University of Vienna and head of the Anthropology Unit at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Robert
Parkin is departmental lecturer in social anthropology at Oxford University. Sydel Silverman is president
emerita of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and professor emerita of
anthropology at the City University of New York.


Robert Parkin
Fredrik Barth is research fellow at the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and professor of anthropology at
Boston University. Andre Gingrich is professor in the Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at
the University of Vienna and head of the Anthropology Unit at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Robert
Parkin is departmental lecturer in social anthropology at Oxford University. Sydel Silverman is president
emerita of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and professor emerita of
anthropology at the City University of New York.

								
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