Latest Additions to the Bibliography, September 2021

This page displays our most recent batch of citations; a comprehensive bibliography of citations we’ve collected since 2016 (going back as far as 2013) and a search tool are also available.

We welcome suggestions from readers. If you come across something of interest during your own fieldwork in the library, whether that be physical or virtual, please let us know by emailing us at bibliographies@histanthro.org.

Achim, Miruna, Susan Deans-Smith, and Sandra Rozental, eds. Museum Matters: Making and Unmaking Mexico's National Collections. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2021.
Berger, Lee R., and John Hawks. Almost Human: The Astonishing tale of Homo naledi and the Discovery that Changed Our Human Story. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2017.
Coffman, Elesha J. Margaret Mead: A Twentieth-Century Faith. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.
Comelles, Josep Maria, and Enrique Perdiguero Gil. Medicina y Etnografía en Cataluña. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2015.
Darnell, Regna. The History of Anthropology: A Critical Window on the Discipline in North America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2021.
Evans, Brad, and Aaron Glass. Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwaka'wakw, and the Making of Modern Cinema. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014.
Fischer, Marilyn. Jane Addams's Evolutionary Theorizing Constructing "Democracy and Social Ethics." Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Georget, Jean-Louis, Hélène Ivanoff, and Richard Kuba, eds. Construire l'ethnologie en Afrique coloniale: politiques, collections et médiations africaines. Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2020.
Glazier, Jack. Anthropology and Radical Humanism: Native and African American Narratives and the Myth of Race. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2020.
Gmelch, George, and Sharon Gmelch. In the Field: Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology. Oakland: University of California Press, 2018.
Hertler, Steven C., Aurelio José Figueredo, Mateo Peñaherrera-Aguirre, Heitor B. F. Fernandes, and Michael A. Woodley of Menie. "George Peter Murdock: Stemming the tide of Sterility with an Atlas of World Cultures." In Life History Evolution A Biological Meta-Theory for the Social Sciences. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Howell, Brian M. "Anthropology and the Making of Billy Graham: Evangelicalism and Anthropology in the 20th-Century United States." American Anthropologist 117, no. 1 (2015): 59–70.
Kelly, Evadne, Dolleen Tisawii'ashii Manning, Seika Boye, Carla Rice, Dawn Owen, Sky Stonefish, and Mona Stonefish. "Elements of a counter-exhibition: Excavating and countering a Canadian history and legacy of eugenics." Journal of the History Behavioral Sciences 57, no. 1 (2021): 12–33.
Kubica, Grażyna. Maria Czaplicka: Gender, Shamanism, Race. Translated by Ben Koschalka. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2020.
Larson, Frances. Undreamed Shores: The Hidden Heroines of British Anthropology. London: Granta Books, 2021.
Mackenthun, Gesa, and Christen Mucher, eds. Decolonizing "Prehistory": Deep Time and Indigenous Knowledges in North America. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2021.
Poskett, James. Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020.

Latest Additions to the Bibliography, April 2021

This page displays our most recent batch of citations; a comprehensive bibliography of citations we’ve collected since 2016 (going back as far as 2013) and a search tool are also available.

We welcome suggestions from readers. If you come across something of interest during your own fieldwork in the library, whether that be physical or virtual, please let us know by emailing us at bibliographies@histanthro.org.

Chibnik, Michael. Scholarship, Money, and Prose: Behind the Scenes at an Academic Journal. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.
Darnell, Regna, and Frederic W. Gleach. Centering the Margins of Anthropology's History. Vol. 14. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2021.
Maj, Malgorzata, Marcin Brocki, and Stanislawa Trebunia, eds. Anthropology and Ethnology During World War II: The activity od Sektion Rassen- und Volkstumsforschung Institut für Deutsche Ostarbeit in the Light of New Source Materials. Translated by Katarzyna Diehl. Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 2019.
Mallard, Grégoire. Gift Exchange : The Transnational History of a Political Idea. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
McMahon, Richard, ed. National Races: Transnational Power Struggles in the Sciences and Politics of Human Diversity, 1840-1945. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019.
Morton, Christopher. The Anthropological Lens: Rethinking E. E. Evans-Pritchard. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.
Niekerk, Carl. "Buffon, Blumenbach, Herder, Lichtenberg, and the Origins of Modern Anthropology." In Johann Friedrich Blumenbach: Race and Natural History, 1750-1850, edited by Nicolaas A. Rupke and Gerhard. Lauer, 27–52. Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. London: Routledge, 2019.
Pattison, Kermit. Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Mankind. New York: William Morrow, 2020.
Paver, Chloe. Exhibiting the Nazi Past: Museum Objects Between the Material and the Immaterial. The Holocaust and Its Contexts. Cham. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Pogliano, Claudio. Brain and Race: A History of Cerebral Anthropology. Nuncius Series 4. Leiden: Brill, 2020.
Reichel, A. Elisabeth. Writing Anthropologists, Sounding Primitives: The Poetry and Scholarship of Edward Sapir, Margaret Mead, and Ruth Benedict. Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2021.
Santos, Ricardo Ventura, and Bronwen Douglas. "'Polynesians' in the Brazilian Hinterland? Sociohistorical Perspectives on Skulls, Genomics, Identity, and Nationhood." History of the Human Sciences 33, no. 2 (2020): 22–47.
Senier, Siobhan. Sovereignty and Sustainability: Indigenous Literary Stewardship in New England. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2020.
Sera-Shriar, Efram. "What is Armchair Anthropology? Observational Practices in Nineteenth-Century British Human Sciences." History of the Human Sciences 27, no. 2 (2014): 180–94.
Seth, Suman. Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Simpson, Daniel. The Royal Navy in Indigenous Australia, 1795–1855: Maritime Encounters and British Museum Collections. Palgrave Studies in Pacific History. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
The Salish-Pend d'Oreille Culture Committee and Elders Cultural Advisory Council, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Revised Edition. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2019.
Turner, Hannah. Cataloguing Culture: Legacies of Colonialism in Museum Documentation. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2020.
Willard, William, Alan G. Marshall, and J. Diane Pearson, eds. Rising from the Ashes: Survival, Sovereignty, and Native America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2020.
Williard, Ashley M. Engendering Islands: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Violence in the Early French Caribbean. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2021.
Ziomek, Kirsten L. Lost Histories: Recovering the Lives of Japan's Colonial Peoples. Harvard East Asian Monographs 418. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2019.
Zumwalt, Rosemary Lévy. Franz Boas: The Emergence of the Anthropologist. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019.

Latest Additions to the Bibliography, March 2021

This page displays our most recent batch of citations; a comprehensive bibliography of citations we’ve collected since 2016 (going back as far as 2013) and a search tool are also available.

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Resource Spotlight: International Encyclopedia of Anthropology Foregrounds the History of the Discipline

The History of Anthropology Review (HAR) would like to bring to the attention of our readers the International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, a pioneering reference resource for the field of anthropology and interrelated areas. This online compendium contains over 1000 entries on the discipline’s key concepts, research and techniques–many of which touch on issues related to the history and histories of anthropology. HAR’s Bibliographies editor, Janet Steins, has kindly put together a brief summary of this resource.

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Latest Additions to the Bibliography, December 2020

This page displays our most recent batch of citations; a comprehensive bibliography of citations we’ve collected since 2016 (going back as far as 2013) and a search tool are also available.

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Latest Additions to the Bibliography, August 2020

This page displays our most recent batch of citations; a comprehensive bibliography of citations we’ve collected since 2016 (going back as far as 2013) and a search tool are also available.

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Latest Additions to the Bibliography, May 2020

This page displays our most recent batch of citations; a comprehensive bibliography of citations we’ve collected since 2016 (going back as far as 2013) and a search tool are also available.

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Latest Additions to the Bibliography, March 2020

This page displays our most recent batch of citations; a comprehensive bibliography of citations we’ve collected since 2016 (going back as far as 2013) and a search tool are also available.

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Latest Additions to the Bibliography, October 2019

This page displays our most recent batch of citations; a comprehensive bibliography of citations we’ve collected since 2016 (going back as far as 2013) and a search tool are also available.

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Introducing Generative Texts

At the American Anthropological Association Meeting in 2017, Sydel Silverman humbly asked Janet Steins, a HAN bibliography editor, if her 2002 book The Beast on the Table: Conferencing with Anthropologists could be included in our publication’s ever-evolving online bibliography.  Because our cutoff date for publications is 2013 or later, we were forced to decline. Fortunately, Silverman’s inquiry kicked off lengthy discussions among the HAN editorial collective concerning how we might bring the attention of our readers to important, provocative, and influential texts published at any time in the past which have generated discussions and new lines of thought for researchers and others interested in the history of anthropology. The recent and unfortunate passing of Silverman in March 2019 spurred these discussions and our desire to devise ways of better accounting for important works that have fallen through our cataloguing sieve. After many months of deliberation and collaboration, we are pleased to introduce a new subsection to the Bibliography page: Generative Texts.

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Archival Developments


Our ability to explore the history of anthropology in a substantive and empirical manner hinges upon access to primary and secondary source material. Since HAN was established in 1973, anthropologically relevant archives have gone through multiple material transformations that shape the way we do the history of anthropology.  Today an anthropological archival collection might be fully digitized, however it remains much more likely that only parts of it or only a detailed description of its contents are accessible online. For those readers less familiar with archival collections and how to locate and access them, some basic resources and strategies might be useful.

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