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Front and back cover caption, volume 25 issue 6 ANTHROPOLOGY IN CHINA In China the history of anthropology is tightly linked to the discovery and documentation of ethnic diversity within the state. The 16th Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences was held...
In his guest editorial, Stuart Kirsch revisits the controversy surrounding Jared Diamond's NEW YORKER essay on vengeance and the state, drawing attention to how anthropologists discuss the ethical responsibilities of ethnographers.
In 2006 drilling by an Indonesian oil company precipitated an eruption of volcanic mud which has rendered a large area in East Java uninhabitable. Failed attempts to stop the eruption gave rise to a rumour that Javanese were scouring other islands in search of numerous human heads in order to...
In his interview, Anthony Shelton reflects on his past 25 years working in museums and universities and the changing relationship between anthropology and ethnographic exhibitions and museum practices. Shelton talks about the field of critical museology which he has theorized and set out over...
Fuambai S. Ahmadu is both a professional anthropologist and an initiated member of the Bondo society of Sierra Leone. This interview with Ahmadu by Richard A. Shweder on the subject of female genital cutting serves to contextualize a submission by Carlos D. Londoño Sulkin, who describes the...
This essay is the reaction of a non‐specialist on Africanist ethnography and female genital cutting to Sierra Leonese American Scholar Dr Fuambai Ahmadu's work on these matters. It argues that some anti‐FGM perceptions and rhetoric are parochial and illiberal, and calls for anthropologists to...
The 16th Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences in July 2009 was an opportunity for China to showcase socialist policies toward ethnic minorities. However just three weeks before the Congress 200 people were killed in ethnic rioting in Xinjiang. Hann's...
Keith Hart argues that the rapid development of digital communications has triggered a world revolution that anthropologists must join. Everyone's trajectory through this transition is particular to them, so he tells the story through his own personal experience over the last two decades. He...
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