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Autobiography of an ArchiveA Scholar's Passage to India

Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India

Nicholas Dirks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169677
eISBN:
9780231538510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169677.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book uses a scholar's intellectual journey to India to look at how, between 1970 and the end of the twentieth century, the discipline of history turned its focus from high politics and formal ... More

HarmattanA Philosophical Fiction

Harmattan: A Philosophical Fiction

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172356
eISBN:
9780231539050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172356.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

We all experience qualms and anxieties when we move from the known to the unknown. Though our fulfillment in life may depend on testing limits, our faintheartedness is a reminder of our need for ... More

We Are All CannibalsAnd Other Essays

We Are All Cannibals: And Other Essays

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170680
eISBN:
9780231541268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170680.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

On Christmas Eve 1951, Santa Claus was hanged and then publicly burned outside of the Cathedral of Dijon in France. That same decade, ethnologists began to study the indigenous cultures of central ... More

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