ABSTRACT

The articles in this influential journal placed it in the thick of a turbulent period for anthropology. Reacting to current research interests and launching what were often heated debates, it set the agenda for disciplinary change and new research.
Once described the American Anthropological Association as creating 'a strong voice for anthropology in the public arena', the Founder Editor, Jonathan Benthall, introduces here a personal selection of articles and letters with his own candid retrospect, arguing that the discipline's greatest strength and potential lies in testing and refining the ideas of other disciplines. Once described by the American Anthropological Association as creating 'a strong voice for anthropology in the public arena', the founder editor, Jonathan Benthall, introduces here a personal selection of articles and letters with his own candid retrospect, arguing that the discipline's greatest strength and potential lies in telling and refining the ideas of other disciplines.

chapter |16 pages

Introduction

chapter 1|6 pages

Silvia Rodgers Feminine Power at Sea

chapter 6|4 pages

Lucy Mair ‘ETHNOCIDE’

chapter 9|5 pages

Jon Abbink Doing Justice to Clastres

chapter 12|3 pages

Glynn Flood Development in Ethiopia

part |2 pages

Jonathan Benthall Introduction to Part Four

part |2 pages

Jonathan Benthall Introduction to Part Seven

chapter 27|4 pages

Jonathan Benthall The Schwidetzky Affair

chapter 31|8 pages

Alfred Gell Technology and Magic

chapter 32|3 pages

Mary Douglas Lying and Deceit

chapter 33|4 pages

James Lewton-Brain A Murderous Fascination

chapter 35|6 pages

Declan Quigley The Paradoxes of Monarchy

chapter 37|4 pages

Alex de Waal Genocide in Rwanda