The bibliography section features citations to recently published works in all formats and covering all aspects of the history of anthropology. 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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Araujo, Ana Lucia. "The Death of Brazil's National Museum." The American Historical Review 177 (2019).
Beckett, Greg. "The Abolition of all Privilege: Race, Equality, and Freedom in the Work of Anténor Firmin." Critique of Anthropology 37, no. 2 (2017): 160–78.
Bricker, Victoria Reifler. Transformational Journeys: An Ethnologist's Memoir. Vol. 5. 106. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society Press, 2017.
Chaney, Anthony. Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
Darnell, Regna. "Franz Boas's Legacy of 'Useful Knowledge'': The APS Archives and the Future of Americanist Anthropology.'" Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 162, no. 1 (2018): 1–14.
Darnell, Regna, and Frederic W. Gleach. Tracking Anthropological Engagements. Vol. 12. Histories of Anthropology Annual. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
Torres Mejía, Patricia de. Vida y Obra de Angel Palerm Vich (1917-1980). Ciudad de México: Universidad Iberoamericana, 2016.
Feldman, Joseph. "Miserable San Damian-But What Treasures!: The Life of Aleš Hrdlička's Peruvian Collection." History and Anthropology 27, no. 2 (2016): 230–50.
Foreman, Grahame. "Horizons of Modernity: British Anthropology and the End of Empire." Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2013.
Glass, Aaron. "Drawing on Museums: Early Visual Fieldnotes by Franz Boas and the Indigenous Recuperation of the Archive." American Anthropologist 120, no. 1 (2018).
Gómez-Pellón, Eloy. “Trials, Emergence and Consolidation of Social and Cultural Anthropology in Spain.” Anthropos 112, no. 1 (2017): 1–15.
Gray, Geoffrey. "We Know the Aborigines are Dying Out: Aboriginal People and the Quest to Ensure their Survival, Wave Hill Station, 1944." Health and History 16, no. 1 (2014): 1–24.
Gray, Geoffrey. "'He Has Not Followed the Usual Sequence': Ronald M. Berndt's Secrets." Journal of Historical Biography 16 (2014): 61–92.
Gray, Geoffrey. "Anthropology and Sociology Were of No Value in War Time: Ronald and Catherine Berndt and War-Time Security, 1939-1945." Anthropological Forum, 2018, 1–18.
Kendall, Laurel. "So Close to the Canon, but..: Of Franz Boas, C. C. Vinton, and Some Korean Things." Journal of Korean Studies 21, no. 2 (2016): 423–48.
Liang, Hongling. "Chinese Anthropology and its Domestication Projects: De-Westernisation, Bentuhua and Overseas Ethnography." Social Anthropology 24, no. 4 (2016): 462–75.
McCullough, Aaron Wayne. "Inalienable Interiors: Consumerism and Anthropology, 1890 to 1920." Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2016.
Mitchell, Joseph. "Man–with Variations": Interviews with Franz Boas and Colleagues, 1937. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2017.
Parezo, Nancy J., and Joel C. Janetski, eds. Archaeology in the Great Basin and Southwest: Papers in Honor of Don D. Fowler. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2014.
Penaloza-Patzak, Brooke. "An Emissary from Berlin: Franz Boas and the Smithsonian Institution, 1887-88." Museum Anthropology 41, no. 1 (2018): 30–45.
Petrou, Marissa Helene. "Disciplines of Collection: Founding the Dresden Museum for Zoology, Anthropology and Ethnology in Imperial Germany." Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2016.
Schmidt, Mario. "Godfrey Lienhardt as a Skeptic; or, Anthropology as Conceptual Puzzle-Solving." HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 7, no. 2 (2017): 351–75.
Slyomovics, Susan. "The Ethnologist-Spy Was Hanged, At That Time We Were a Little Savage." B2o: An Online Journal 3, no. 4 (December 10, 2018).
Sobral, Luis Felipe. "Lady Frazer and Her Husband: Gender Anomaly in the History of Anthropology." Cadernos Pagu, no. 54 (2018).
Sommer, Marianne. History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Szakolczai, Árpá, and Bjørn Thomassen. From Anthropology to Social Theory: Rethinking the Social Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Wood, Susan Marie. "Gathering the 'Other': A Study in Salvage Ethnography and the Construction of Native Culture in Southern California, 1897-1908." Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2018.