chapter  2
A. Irving Hallowell and the Study of Cultural Dynamics
ByRaymond D. Fogelson
Pages 8

Many of the ideas of A. Irving Hallowell now drift unrecognizably in the mainstream currents of anthropological discourse. As as an adjectival compound, “culturally constituted,” first used by Hallowell, may once have sounded pompous, awkward, or even lexically constipated, but it now rolls off the tongue unreflectively. Topics whose study he pioneered or invigorated, such as conceptions of self and person, spatial and temporal orientations, native theories of dreams and disease, dimensions of world view, and what he termed “behavioral environment,” have become familiar in modern anthropology.