Tag: Participant Observations

‘Self in the World’ by Keith Hart

John Tresch , December 20th, 2022

Keith Hart. Self in the World: Connecting Life’s Extremes. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2022. 314 pp., appendix, bibliography, index. Editor’s note: This response to Keith Hart’s new book was…

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REVIEW: Essays on A. L. Kroeber (1876–1960) and the Unnaming of Kroeber Hall

John Tresch , August 12th, 2022

Editors’ note: The following review by Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt, the accomplished historian of anthropology and folklore, reflects on a collection of essays recently published about the 2020 decision b…

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Special Focus: The Morton Cranial Collection and Legacies of Scientific Racism in Museums

Paul Wolff Mitchell , February 19th, 2021

Pressures in and outside the academy are forcing museums to grapple ever more deeply with the legacies of scientific racism embedded and embodied in their anthropological collections. The…

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‘All the World Is Here’ Exhibition Review

Allegra Giovine , December 12th, 2017

All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology. A new exhibit (opened April 2017) at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology…

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‘Collecting Mesoamerica’ Exhibition Review

Allegra Giovine , September 12th, 2017

Collecting Mesoamerica: The Hemispheric Roots of U.S. Anthropology. A recent exhibit (May 8 – July 7, 2017) at the Kislak Center, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, curated by Lindsay…

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