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Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word?

A new book on action anthropology put out by the Journal of Northwest Anthropology is out. You can find it at Amazon. Here is the abstract…

Started by Joshua Smith

0 Apr 3, 2013

'handmaiden' quote

I'm curious if anyone knows where the oft-quoted, rarely cited statement that "anthropology is the handmaiden of colonialism" originated. I…

Started by Hoda Bandeh-Ahmadi

2 Apr 15, 2011
Reply by Anna Yallup

Colonial Representation of Colonised People

I have a presentation titled "Colonial Representation of Colonised People: A Case Study of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh" which…

Started by Dr Nasir Uddin

1 Nov 25, 2009
Reply by Stacy A A Hope

Anthropology and Colonialism in North America

Through my studies of the the history and historiography of North American anthropology, I have been struck by the lack of works on North A…

Started by Joshua Smith

6 Nov 10, 2009
Reply by James C. Faris

Conrad and colonialism

I should like to put the subject of how colonialism is seen under the eyes of fiction writers and the best example coming to my mind is the…


1 Jul 3, 2009
Reply by srikanth thunga


I've just joined the Group and would like to introduce myself. I live and work in Kolkata, India and was trained like Carole at University…

Started by Anjan Ghosh

3 Jul 2, 2009

Orientalism for Undergrads

I posted this mistakenly as a comment. I re-post here, sorry. I'm teaching a course I call Global Tibet here at Reed College and I want to…

Started by Charlene E. Makley

2 Jun 30, 2009
Reply by Charlene E. Makley

The residue of empire?

Is there anybody else out there who works on the residue of empire? By which I mean, is there anybody else here who studies the remaining t…

Started by Richard Irvine

1 Jun 6, 2009
Reply by Richard Irvine



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