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From the Margins: Historical Anthropology and Its Futures
     

From the Margins: Historical Anthropology and Its Futures

by Brian Keith Axel
 

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ISBN-10: 0822328615

ISBN-13: 9780822328612

Pub. Date: 06/07/2002

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

State-of-the-art volume by the major voices in historical anthropology.

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State-of-the-art volume by the major voices in historical anthropology.

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ISBN-13:
9780822328612
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/07/2002
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction: Historical Anthropology and Its Vicissitudes / Brian Keith Axel 1

Part 1 Ethnography and the Archive

Annals of the Archive: Ethnographic Notes on the Sources of History / Nicholas B. Dirks 47

Ethnographic Representation, Statistics, and Modern Power / Talal Asad 66

Part 2 Colonial Anxieties

New Christians and New world Fears in Seventeenth-Century Peru / Irene Silverblatt 95

The Kabyle Myth: Colonization and the Production of Ethnicity / Paul A. Silverstein 122

Developing Historical Negatives: Race and the (Modernist) Visions of a Colonial State / Ann Laura Stoler 156

Part 3 Marginal Contexts

Culture on the Edges: Caribbean Creolization in Historical Context / Michel-Rolph Trouillot 189

Race, Gender, and Historical Narrative in the Reconstruction of a Nation: Remembering and Forgetting the American Civil War / Bernard S. Cohn and Teri Silvio 211

Part 4 Archaeologies of the Fantastic

Fantastic Community / Brian Keith Axel 233

Occult Economies and the Violence of Abstraction: Notes from the South African Postcolony / John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff 267

Contributors 303

Index 305

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