Elizabeth Edwards

website / ejmedwards10@gmail.com / De Montfort University

Special Focus: Fields, Furrows, and Landmarks in the History of Anthropology

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The Extended Archive, Vindicated

I remember the early days of HAN and the appearance of George Stocking’s foundational work—I still have my much-scribbled-on copies. It has been enormously gratifying to see the history of anthropology mature over the last few decades. For me, the way in which the visual and material have moved to the center of the analytical field is especially significant, because there appears to be an especially productive entanglement of visual, material, and historical studies within anthropology. Continue reading