History & Historiography
Since its inception, Cultural Anthropology has published a wide range of essays that investigate the production and utilization of history, as well as the history of anthropology as a discipline. Dealing with regions from the Caucasus to Polynesia, and issues ranging from identity formation and museums to narrative and media, much of this collection of essays is united around a concern with how a people construct a specific space and time through their interpretation of the past. For example, see essays by George Marcus (1988), Matti Bunzl (2003), and Christina Schwenkel (2003). Other essays collected here are more concerned with how anthropological knowledge has been constructed over the course of the discipline's history. Essays from contributors such as Liss (1998) and Mathor (2000) are fine examples of this form of work.
Sympathy, State Building, and the Experience of Empire
Cultural Anthropology Feb. 2009, Vol. 24, No. 1: 1-32
THE ELEGIAC ADDICT: History, Chronicity, and the Melancholic Subject
Cultural Anthropology Nov. 2008, Vol. 23, No. 4: 718-746
"But What If I Should Need To Defecate In Your Neighborhood, Madame?": Empire, Redemption, and the “Tradition of the Oppressed” in a Brazilian World Heritage Site
Cultural Anthropology May 2008, Vol. 23, No. 2: 279-328.
Four Genealogies for a Recombinant Anthropology of Science and Technology
Michael M.J. Fischer
Cultural Anthropology Nov. 2007, Vol. 22, No. 4: 539-615.
Remediation and Local Globalizations: How Taiwan's “Digital Video Knights-Errant Puppetry” Writes the History of the New Media in Chinese
Cultural Anthropology May 2007, Vol. 22, No. 2: 285-313.
Ethnography in the Forest: An Analysis of Ethics in the Morals of Anthropology
Quetzil E. Castañeda
Cultural Anthropology Feb 2006, Vol. 21, No. 1: 121-145.
Recombinant History: Transnational Practices of Memory and Knowledge Production in Contemporary Vietnam
Cultural Anthropology Feb 2006, Vol. 21, No. 1: 3-30.
Truth, Fear, and Lies: Exile Politics and Arrested Histories of the Tibetan Resistance
Cultural Anthropology Nov 2005, Vol. 20, No. 4: 570-600.
Wandering Hero Stories in the Southern Lowlands of New Guinea: Culture Areas, Comparison, and History
Cultural Anthropology Nov 2005, Vol. 20, No. 4: 443-473.
Objects of Love and Decay: Colonial Photographs in a Postcolonial Archive
Cultural Anthropology May 2005, Vol. 20, No. 2: 249-270.
The Good Russian Prisoner: Naturalizing Violence in the Caucasus Mountains
Cultural Anthropology Feb 2005, Vol. 20, No. 1: 39-67.
The Context of Diaspora
Brian Keith Axel
Cultural Anthropology Feb 2004, Vol. 19, No. 1: 26-60.
Of Holograms and Storage Areas: Modernity and Postmodernity at Vienna's Jewish Museum
Cultural Anthropology Nov 2003, Vol. 18, No. 4: 435-468.
Burying the Past: Locality, Lived History, and Death in an Aymara Ritual of Remembrance
Cultural Anthropology Nov 2002, Vol. 17, No. 4: 471-511.
Feminist Theory, Embodiment, and the Docile Agent: Some Reflections on the Egyptian Islamic Revival
Cultural Anthropology May 2001, Vol. 16, No. 2: 202-236.
Of Ships and Saints: History, Memory, and Place in the Making of Moreno Mexican Identity
Laura A. Lewis
Cultural Anthropology Feb 2001, Vol. 16, No. 1: 62-82.
Living Ethnological Exhibits: The Case of 1886
Cultural Anthropology Nov 2000, Vol. 15, No. 4: 492-524.
Daniel G. Brinton's Success on the Road to Obscurity, 1890–99
Lee D. Baker
Cultural Anthropology Aug 2000, Vol. 15, No. 3: 394-423.
The Usable Past, the Comfortable Past, and the Civic Past: Memory in Contemporary America
Casey Nelson Blake
Cultural Anthropology Aug 1999, Vol. 14, No. 3: 423-435.
Emotional Liberty: Politics and History in the Anthropology of Emotions
William M. Reddy
Cultural Anthropology May 1999, Vol. 14, No. 2: 256-288.
A-Whaling We Will Go: Encounters of Knowledge and Memory at the Makah Cultural and Research Center
Patricia Pierce Erikson
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1999, Vol. 14, No. 4: 556-583.
Reporting from Jerusalem
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1998, Vol. 13, No. 4: 548-574.
Subaltern Struggles and the Politics of Place: Remapping Resistance in Zimbabwe's Eastern Highlands
Donald S. Moore
Cultural Anthropology Aug 1998, Vol. 13, No. 3: 344-381.
Memory Work: Reconstituting the Ethnic in Post-Mao China
Ralph A. Litzinger
Cultural Anthropology May 1998, Vol. 13, No. 2: 224-255.
Diasporic Identities: The Science and Politics of Race in the Work of Franz Boas and W. E. B. Du Bois, 1894–1919
Julia E. Liss
Cultural Anthropology May 1998, Vol. 13, No. 2: 127-166.
Self-Representation in the Arms of Defeat: Fatal Nostalgia and Surviving Comrades in French New Caledonia, 1871-1880
Cultural Anthropology May 1997, Vol. 12, No. 2: 179-212.
Shadowboxing in the Mangrove
Richard Price, Sally Price
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1997, Vol. 12, No. 1: 3-36.
Beyond Occidentalism: Toward Nonimperial Geohistorical Categories
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1996, Vol. 11, No. 1: 51-87.
Private Visions, Public Culture: The Making of the Alamo
Richard R. Flores
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1995, Vol. 10, No. 1: 99-115.
The Theatricality of History Making and the Paradoxes of Acting
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1993, Vol. 8, No. 1: 73-95.
Postmodernism and the Public Sphere: Implications for an Historical Ethnography
William M. Reddy
Cultural Anthropology May 1992, Vol. 7, No. 2: 135-168.
Myth, History, and Political Identity
Cultural Anthropology May 1992, Vol. 7, No. 2: 194-210.
State, Territory, and Identity Formation in the Postwar Berlins, 1945-1989
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1992, Vol. 7, No. 1: 45-62.
National Geographic: The Rooting of Peoples and the Territorialization of National Identity among Scholars and Refugees
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1992, Vol. 7, No. 1: 24-44.
Comment on Plough, Sword, and Book: The Structure of Human History
Michael E. Meeker
Cultural Anthropology Aug 1991, Vol. 6, No. 3: 406-413.
Dyssimulation: Reflexivity, Narrative, and the Quest for Authenticity in "Living History"
Richard Handler, William Saxton
Cultural Anthropology Aug 1988, Vol. 3, No. 3: 242-260.
Parody and the Parodic in Polynesian Cultural History
George E. Marcus
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1988, Vol. 3, No. 1: 68-76.