Corridor Talk to Culture History: Public Anthropology and Its Consequences

Corridor Talk to Culture History: Public Anthropology and Its Consequences

Corridor Talk to Culture History: Public Anthropology and Its Consequences

Corridor Talk to Culture History: Public Anthropology and Its Consequences

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Volume 9 of Histories of Anthropology Annual is the second in the series to return to the book division of University of Nebraska Press, where it began. Despite the hiatus in our previously regular schedule during the reorganization, we have returned to the annual schedule and expect to maintain it in the future. Our loyal readership seems to prefer browsing at conferences and buying a volume that contains material of personal interest over the regular commitment of a subscription. Given the vagaries of library budgets these days, we are optimistic that our colleagues’ curiosity will sustain the existence of a series dedicated to the history of anthropology and the current momentum of articles submitted and number of scholars contributing to them.

Another innovation with the renewed series is that each numbered volume now appears with an individual title attempting to encompass the range of papers that have come together during the previous year. We remain open to individual submissions regardless of topic or approach; the new titles do not reflect a desire to construct specifically thematic volumes but rather the realities of production and marketing, in which an indication of volume contents is a useful addition. Thus, volume 8 was titled Anthropologists and Their Traditions across National Boundaries. We are particularly proud that HoAA has expanded beyond the habitually North American focus of the subdiscipline of history of anthropology to include professional developments in Europe, Latin America, and Australia and New Zealand. Both parallels and contrasts underscore the importance of cross-cultural comparison, in disciplinary history as well as in ethnographic . . .

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