Anthropologica

Anthropologica is the official publication of the Canadian Anthropology Society. Anthropologica includes articles, reviews, and commentaries in both French and English. Articles in Anthropologica are peer-reviewed and cover all topics of interest to anthropologists.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 1, 1998

Alfred F Whiting: Textes Choisis/selected Essays [Some Remarks on the Principles & the Status of Ethnobotany and Language, Culture & Ethnobotany]
Resume: Deux inedits de A.E Whiting (1912-1978) sont presentes apres une courte note sur la vie de l'auteur. Le premier texte est une communication non publiee que l'auteur fit en 1938 a la reunion annuelle de la Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and...
Clones within Clones: Cosmology and Esthetics and Polynesian Crop Selection
Abstract: Polynesians living on tropical and temperate high islands in the Pacific traditionally maintained large inventories of cultivars (cultivated varieties) in vegetatively propagated crop species or cultigens. This infraspecific or "within species"...
[Contemporary Japan & Popular Culture]
An expanded version of a symposium originally published in the summer 1993 edition of the Journal of Japanese Studies, this book brings together 10 articles by 10 individuals on selected aspects of contemporary culture that is in one way or another related...
[Dress & Ethnicity: Change across Space & Time]
Dress and Ethnicity is the second in the Ethnic Identities Series recently initiated by Berg publishers. The book comprises 15 articles and focusses on ethnic expressions in several regions of the world including Scotland and Brittany, Cypress, Greece,...
Ethnobiology
Involved in the definition of any scientific field is a decision as to not only the characteristics to be adopted, but also the orientation that one wishes to give to the field, or which may emerge from analysis of its historical development. In the...
[Headhunting & the Social Imagination in Southeast Asia]
The gruesome practice that has come to be known as headhunting has for a long time attracted both popular and anthropological attention. Southeast Asia is of course one of the classical loci of the custom. While acknowledging the work of Downs, McKinley,...
[It's a Working Man's Town: Male Working Class Culture]
One of the criticisms sometimes levelled against "anthropology at home" is that it searches for the unique and the exotic on the periphery of society and promotes a vague notion of culture, while ignoring social class and attendant economic and political...
Mixtepec Zapotec Ethnobiological Classification: A Preliminary Sketch and Theoretical Commentary
Abstract: Despite 470 years of contact with Spanish-speaking colonial powers, members of the Zapotec-speaking community of San Juan Mixtepec in the Sierra de Miahuatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico, have conserved largely intact an extensive body of knowledge about...
[Re-Situating Identities: The Politics of Race, Ethnicity & Culture]
A diverse collection of 12 articles, Re-Situating Identities has as its avowed purpose the "re-energizing" of social science research to contextualize problems of identity in relation to power. Touching on an array of topics having to do with race, ethnicity,...
[Risks, Dangers & Rewards in the Nova Scotia Offshore Fishery]
Fishermen are often regarded as the epitome of Western Individualism. Popular culture is replete with references to the romantic and rugged imagery of the fisher poised, bearded and weather-worn, battling the winds and storms of the open seas. Were it...
[The Double Screen: Medium & Representation in Chinese Painting]
This is an original book which is skilfully conceived to interweave theoretical exploration with art-historical writing. The book tackles a big question: what is a (traditional Chinese) painting? Wu Hung rejects either an "intrinsic" analysis of style...
The Original "Free Trade": Exchange of Botanical Products and Associated Plant Knowledge in Northwestern North America
Abstract: Long-standing and far-reaching trade networks for culturally important plants are documented for British Columbia and neighbouring areas from archaeological, historical and ethnographic records, as well as recollections of contemporary Aboriginal...
[Voices from off Shore: Narrative of Risk & Danger in the Nova Scotian, Deep-Sea Fishery]
Fishermen are often regarded as the epitome of Western Individualism. Popular culture is replete with references to the romantic and rugged imagery of the fisher poised, bearded and weather-worn, battling the winds and storms of the open seas. Were it...