In Reflections on Theory and History in Anthropology, author Frank Salamone examines his more than 30 years of experience in the field of cultural anthropology. During this time, he has conducted fieldwork and archival research in places such as Nigeria, Kenya, Canada, Venezuela, and the United States. Through his work he has explored religious conversion, the comparisons between Islam and Christianity, the nature of fieldwork, ethics, ethnicity and its political aspects, development, and the history of anthropology. In this rich memoir, Salamone reflects upon his experiences as an anthropologist and offers an optimistic, yet realistic, appraisal of the field's past, present, and future.
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About the Author
Frank A. Salamone is a Professor in the Sociology Department at Iona College. He earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology from SUNY Buffalo. He is an accomplished author of dozens of journal articles and books.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 1. Franz Boas: The Construction of Race and the Origins of African American Studies Chapter 2 2. In the Name of Science: The Cold War and the Direction of Scientific Pursuits Chapter 3 3. William Shedrick Willis, Jr. Chapter 4 4. Ethnographic Writing Chapter 5 5. The Nigerian Example of Indirect Rule Chapter 6 6. The Polynesian Cultural Center and Mormon Image of the Body: Images of Paradise of Laie, Hawaii Chapter 7 7. The African Diaspora Chapter 8 8. The Reproduction of Main Street: The American Diplomatic Corps in Niger Chapter 9 9. Music and Anthropology Chapter 10 10. Jazz Meaning Chapter 11 11. In Search of Religion Chapter 12 12. Sufism Chapter 13 13. The Bori and I: Reflections of a Mature Anthropologist Chapter 14 14. The Tangibility of the Intangible: Beyond Empiricism Chapter 15 15. Yoruba Rituals Chapter 16 16. Hausa Shamans Chapter 17 17. Dukawa Views on Death Chapter 18 18. Missionaries in the Global Village Chapter 19 19. The Missionary and the Chief: The Interesting Sibling Relationship of Anthropologists and Missionaries Chapter 20 20. Hausa Wrestling in Ibadan as an Ethnic Boundary Marker Chapter 21 21. Colonialism and the Creation of Ethnic Identity Chapter 22 22. British Abolition and Slavery in Northern Nigeria and the Lucy Memorial Freed Slave's Home: Contradictory Pressures under the Dual Mandate Chapter 23 23. Post War Teens Chapter 24 24. Fashion in the Fifties Chapter 25 25. The Force of Primeval: The Image of Jazz in American Literature