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AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST, Vol. 112, Issue 3, pp. 477496, ISSN 0002-7294 online ISSN 1548-1433. c 2010 by the American Anthropological
Association. All rights reserved. DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1433.2010.01265.x
Legacies of Race: Identities, Attitudes, and Politics in Brazil
Stanley Bailey. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009. 304 pp.
Jan Hoffman French
University of Richmond
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sc:sus uo:g :t|:oologists :c sociologists, l:zili: :c
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: u:cc:st:ci:g oi t|c ttituccs tow:c :cc oi cvc:,c,
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:itc :otot,c io: :l,zi:g l:zili: :cil ttituccs l:
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wit| ..c, tc:ut|t toc, c::ics ositivc ct|:ic :coliti
cl co::ottio:s lc co:cluccs t|t |ccusc Ai:ic:cc:ivcc
cultu:l u:iicsttio:s |vc |cc: iull, i:co:o:tcc i:to t|c
:tio:l sclico:cctio: oi l:zil ;ic, .o1c/!., .oc...o,
o/o,, t|c:c is :o |sis io: ..c couuu:it, oi cultu:c
; .,, suo:ti:g :t|:oologist lvio :so:cs ;!00!,
co:clusio:, |scc o: cxtc:sivc ct|:og:|ic :csc:c|, t|t
i: l:zil t|c:c is |lc|:css wit|out ct|:icit,
|tc: . cc:csscs t|c u,t| oi :cil ccuoc:c, s t|c
co:c oi l:zili: :cil couuo: sc:sc ; , Alt|oug|
lilc,s co:clusio: t|t :cil ccuoc:c, is : iccl :t|c:
t|: lcgitiuizi:g iccolog, t|t cc:ics :cil cisc:iui:tio:
is :ot su::isi:g to uost sc|ol:s oi l:zil ;ccsitc |is gc:c:
liztio: to t|c co:t::,,, t|c ct :csc:tcc i: t|is c|tc:
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cisc:iui:to:, t:ctuc:t i:ou l:zili: lw c:io:ccuc:t
; 100, Io tcst couuo: ssuutio: t|t clss is uo:c
slic:t t|: :cc i: l:zil, sct oi qucstio:s wc:c oscc to
cults i: t|c sttc oi kio i: !000, to w|ic| -0 c:cc:t :c
so:ccc t|t oo: colc :c uist:ctcc |, olicc ;t|c suc
gu:c s t|t io: ..c, vc: |li oi t|c colc g:ccc t|t
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i: c|tc:s ccli:g wit| t|c |lc| uovcuc:t, i:utivc
ctio:, :c utc:il s wcll s s,u|olic ciiccts oi :cw sttc
ctcgo:ics :c lws D:io:tu:tcl,, |c cocs :ot t|c i:to
co:sicc:tio: :t|:oologicl wo:|, w|ic| ccsc:i|cs :c
t|co:izcs |ow sttc i:tc:vc:tio: i:tc:cts wit| :occsscs
oi icc:tit, io:utio: lilc, oscs t|c qucstio: w|ct|c:
cic|otouizcc co:tcxts oi ctcgo:iztio: ;w|itc :c ..c,
will :cc| i:to t|c livcs oi cvc:,c, l:zili:s so s to
uocii, t|ci: :cil wo:lcvicws lis :swc: is siul, o:l,
tiuc will tcll ; !11, l: ict, s u, wo:| s|ows ;l:c:c|
!00-,, wc c: l:cc, scc t|c ciiccts oi lws o: t|c :cil
wo:lcvicws oi :u:l colc :ccog:izcc s ccscc:ccc i:ou
iugitivc slvcs (o.!c/c) :ucil to u:cc:st:ci:g |ow t|c
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:ccog:itio: t|t icc:tit, i: l:zil is ccitivc t|t is, :cw
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:cc i: l:zil :c t|c D:itcc ttcs, s|ows t|t u|lic
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cou:iso: wit| t|c u:usul vicws oi :cc t|t D stucc:ts
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:o:t|cst |cl lill D:ivc:sit, oi :o:t| :oli: l:css
:so:c, livio
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:cw Yo:| llg:vc \cuill:
The Extended Case Method: Four Countries, Four Decades,
Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition
Michael Burawoy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. 360 pp.
George Marcus
University of California, Irvine
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t|c su|titlc oi liiio:c Gcc:tzs 1--. ucuoi:, +.. |. to.
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:cc :c clss i: t|c Zu|i: coc: i:cust:,, I|c uost
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o: :cvolutio:, w|ic| c:|s woulc :ot |c wo:t| :c|c:si:g
:ow, t lcst io: :t|:oologists, ii it wc:c :ot io: lu:wo,s
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o:, |uilci:g, lu:wo, s|iits to uulticsc ct|:og:|, s
|c cocs clc :csc:c|, ticc s cvc: to t|c sociolog, oi l
|o:, i: ostsocilist lu:g:, I|c:, i: c|tc: o: I|c
lt|:og:|, oi G:ct I::sio:utio:s, t|c:c is io: t|c olc
\:xist |:vc |olci:g o: to t|c olc iccls, scc|i:g :cw
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:cvolutio: uolccul: t::sio:utio: o:c|cst:tcc i:ou|ovc
to |so:| c|llc:gcs i:ou |clow . . . Wc woulc co wcll to cis
c:sc wit| lws oi |isto:,, w|ct|c: \:xi: o: li|c:l, :c lcvc
|c|i:c t|c ssocitcc :utu:l o: ctst:o|ic t|co:ics oi socil
t::sio:utio: j !o+
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sociolog, t|t :llcls t|c t|cutic cll io: u|lic :
t|:oolog,, w|ic| |s |cc: t t|c co:c oi t|c ciiiusc
:c cxlo:to:, :csc:c| :og:us oi D socil :c cul
tu:l :t|:oolog, ovc: t lcst t|c st ccccc lu:
wo,s sttcuc:t |out t|is ciscili::, iutu:c s u|lic,
cxcctccl,, is uo:c :ccisc i: its sociologicl visio: t|:
:, oi t|c :uuc:ous siuil: lcs o: clls io: cssc:till,
t|c suc t:c:c i: :t|:oolog, o, t|csc icw co:cluci:g
gcs oi |is collcctio: :c c:|s t|c uost vlu|lc io:
l: :, csc, l woulc st:o:gl, suggcst t|t :t|:oolo
gists |cgi: t t|c c:c i: :oc|i:g t|is |oo|, :cci:g :st
t|c lst gcs oi t|c c:ultiutc c|tc: ; !o!oo, :c
t|c ciloguc o: u|lic sociolog, I|is will i:ocultc t|cu
i:ou t|c occsio:l cisuissivc, couctitivc, :c u:gc:c:
ous :cic:c:ccs to ccvclouc:ts i: ct|:og:|ic :csc:c| i:
D :t|:oolog, ovc: t|c st two cccccs t|t c:
i: lu:wo,s tcxt lc :ctt, uuc| c:cs u lig:cc wit|
w|c:c uuc| :t|:oologicl ct|:og:|, |s |cc: uovi:g
st:o:gl, si:cc t lcst t|c uic1--0s ;l:stcc oi loo|i:g
t t|c clc sitc s w, to u:cc:st:c t|c lws oi |isto:,,
wc loo| uo: it s t|c iou:ctio: oi : ltc::tivc o:
cc: j !o., I|c :t|:oolog, oi t|c co:tcuo::,, t|c
cuc:gc:t, oi co:c:ctc cxc:iuc:ts is w|t l:gc sccto:s oi
:ccc:t ct|:og:|, |vc |cc: |out, :c t|c cll io: u|lic
:t|:oolog, ;o: u|lic sociolog,, is scc|i:g t|c uoclitics,
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co:citio:s, :c :o:us io: u:sui:g t|is |i:c oi :csc:c| out
oi its v:i:t !0t|cc:tu:, t:citio:s i: :t|:oolog, :c
li:ll,, t|c:, lt|oug| |is is vc:, c:so:l tcxt, :c
:o:itcl, so i: its ucuoi: uocc, lu:wo,s :csc:itio:s
:c :ccctio:s uig|t |c uost usciul io: :t|:oologists s
: cxtc:ccc csc stuc, oi |ow t|c ccvclouc:t oi ct|:og
:|, i: sociolog,, :c its :o|cct, |s i:cc cou:cc to its
ccvclouc:t i: ;D cultu:l, :t|:oolog,
I|c cu|ccci:g oi ct|:og:|, wit|i: t|c :o|cct oi
sociolog, vc:sus t|t oi :t|:oolog, is oi cou:sc ciiic:c:t,
csccill, i: t|c cxtc:t to w|ic| cc| ciscili:c clcvcc to
o: i:ou t|c :o|cct oi ositivist socil scic:cc lu:wo, |s
:ot uuc| cou:c|c:sio: oi o: i:tc:cst i: t|c co:c co:cc::s
oi :t|:oologicl ct|:og:|, wit| :o|lcus oi l:gugc
:c t::sltio: i: its :::ow :c |:oc sc:scs I|c ciiic:
c:cc ovc: |c, tc:us is :ot |ctwcc: cultu:l vc:sus socil
s uig|t |c :csuucc, |ut ovc: w|t is uc:t |, t|co:,
:c |ow it is u:succ :c c:io:ucc i: v:i:t co:cctio:s
oi :ctici:g ct|:og:|, lt sccus to |c vc:, ictis|izcc
tc:u i: lu:wo,s c:cc: sto:, lt |s vc:, ciiic:c:t vluc,
lt|oug| c:|s :o lcss ictis|izcc, i: co:tcuo::, socil
cultu:l :t|:oolog, :ow |c:c is o:c |sis io: co:vc:s
tio: s |ot| ciscili:cs u:suc, i: t|c co:tcuo::,, u|lic
:o:us :c io:us
Gcc:tz, liiio:c
1--. Aitc: t|c lct Iwo ou:t:ics, lou: Dccccs, :c A:t|:o
ologist u|:icgc, \A l:v:c D:ivc:sit, l:css
|ocol, I|cc
1-- ttcs :c ocil kcvolutio:s A ou:tivc A:l,sis oi
l::cc, kussi, :c |i: u|:icgc D:ivc:sit, oi u
|:icgc l:css
The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession
in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition
Emma Cohen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 241 pp.
Lindsay Hale
The University of Texas at Austin
1|. M.1 tc..1 is |oo| t|t sc:vcs t|:cc ustc:s li:st,
it :csc:ts : ct|:og:|ic ccou:t oi : Ai:ol:zili: :cli
gious t:citio: cco:c, it :csc:ts t|co:, oi si:it osscs
sio: iocuscc o: t|c cog:itivc :oc:tics oi t|c ui:c I|i:c,
it cvoctcs io: scic:tic :og:u oi :csc:c| i:to w|t
|s l:gcl, |cc: t|c :ovi:cc oi qulittivc ct|:og:|,
I|c :st ustc: it sc:vcs vc:, wcll, lt|oug| too s:i:gl,,
t|c scco:c, wit| cl:it, :c co:vi:ci:g :guuc:ts, t|c lst,
wit| g:ct ssio: |ut i:suicic:t oc:tio:l ccvclouc:t
luu o|c: sc:t 1 uo:t|s coi:g :tici:t
o|sc:vtio: i: o:c ......c, o: :itul cc:tc:, i: t|c Auzo:i:
o:t oi lcl cu co l: I|is lo:c u|cs t|c |oo| : iuo:
t:t co:t:i|utio: Alt|oug| :ic| litc:tu:c cxists covc:i:g
Ai:ol:zili: :cligio: i: ot|c: :ts oi t|c cou:t:,, t|is :c
gio: |s go:c l:gcl, u:cxui:cc o|c: :csc:ts co:cisc
:c usciul |isto:icl |c|g:ou:c t|c: gocs o: to ccsc:i|c
t|c tc::ci:o, its lccc:, :c iuo:t:t c,:uics wit|i: t|c
couuu:it, wit| cl:it, :c i:sig|t o|c:s i:clusio: oi
cxtc:ccc quottio:s i:ou :tici:ts u|cs |c: ccou:t
csccill, vivic \, c|ici c:iticisu oi t|c ct|:og:|ic u
tc:il is t|t t|c:c is :ot c:oug| oi it, csccill, givc: t|c
ucit, oi wo:| i:ou t|is :cgio: I|c |isto:icl |c|g:ou:c
:c uost oi t|c ct|:og:|, is co:ti:cc wit|i: two c|
tc:s, lt|oug| o|c: culo,s ct|:og:|ic ccsc:itio: :c
:l,sis clscw|c:c i: :csc:ti:g |c: :og:u
I|c :cltivcl, ||:cvitcc ct|:og:|ic ccsc:itio:
sccus to |c :csult oi sc:vi:g t|c ot|c: two ustc:s
I|c:c is, :st, t|co:, to |c sc:vcc o|c:s t|co:cticl
gzc loo|s i: |c,o:c tc::ci:o i: lcl cu, t|c :cl iocus is
o: si:it osscssio: s |c:ouc:o: iou:c i: u:, :c
c:|s uost cultu:cslt|oug| wit| cccicccl, u:cvc:
glo|l :c gc:cc: cist:i|utio: o|c: scc|s : cxl:tio:
i: cog:itivc scic:cc, i: o|c:s wo:cs t|c cc:t:l cliu is
t|t . . . iccs |out si:its :c osscssio: :c |ot| :ouotcc
:c co:st:i:cc |, o:ci::, cog:itivc ucc|:isus :c :o
ccsscs ; 1., o|c: i:vo|cs suc| co:ccts s I|co:,
oi \i:c, l,c:sc:sitivc Agc:c, Dctcctio: Dcvicc, :c
lut|izi:g,stcutizi:g I|co:, to co:st:uct |,ot|c
scs |out qucstio:s suc| s w|, si:its gc:c:ll, t|c t|c
io:u oi |uu: |ci:gs, w|, si:it osscssio: sccus to |c
uo:c couuo: i: souc :cgio:s :c sociocco:ouic g:ous
t|: ot|c:s, :c w|, wouc: :c cis:oo:tio:tcl, :c:c
sc:tcc i: si:itosscssio: :cligio:s Alt|oug| t|c:c is |:cl,
scc |c:c to c:iticll, ciscuss o|c:s |,ot|cscssouc
oi w|ic| sccu quitc owc:iul, ot|c:s :ot so uuc|t|c,
:c :csc:tcc wit| cui:|lc cl:it,
I|c uost u|itious oi t|c t|:cc ustc:s is couuit
uc:t to i::cc|i:g :csc:c| gc:c Agi:, i: o|c:s
wo:cs, t|is |oo| i:ititcs :csc:c| :og:u t|t will ulti
utcl, ccu:c t|c usc oi v:ious uct|ocologicl tools io:
t|c cuuultivc |uilci:g oi scic:tic ccou:t oi t|c cuc:
gc:cc :c s:cc oi ;:c :csist:cc to, osscssio: ; 1.,
I|is ustc:, l ic:, cocs :ot lw,s sc:vc o|c: wcll
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l: cvocti:g scic:tic :oc|, o|c: is |ig|l, c:iti
cl oi ot|c: io:us oi i:qui:, Alt|oug| :ccog:izi:g t|c co:
t:sti:g c|llc:gcs oi ccsc:i|i:g :c i:tc::cti:g t|c icts oi
cultu:l |c:ouc: :c oi cxli:i:g t|cu, ; .-, o|c:
sccus to :c t|c io:uc: oi littlc vluc, i: u, :cci:g l:tc:
:ctivc :oc|cs couc u:cc: sct|i:g, ii :ot co:vi:ci:g,
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Ethnicity, Inc.
John Comaroff and Jean Comaroff. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. 236 pp.
Keith Hart
University of Pretoria
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Acting in Anaesthesia: Ethnographic Encounters with
Patients, Practitioners, and Medical Technologies
Dawn Goodwin. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 187 pp.
Kelly Joyce
The College of William and Mary
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Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility
in Rural America
Mary Gray. New York: New York University Press, 2009. 277 pp.
C. Todd White
University at Buffalo, SUNY
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China and Postsocialist Anthropology: Theorizing Power
and Society after Communism
Andrew Kipnis. Norwalk, CT: EastBridge, 2008. 256 pp.
Vanessa L. Fong
Harvard University
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Symbols in Clay: Seeking Artists Identities in Hopi Yellow
Ware Bowls
Steven LeBlanc and Lucia Henderson. Cambridge, MA: Peabody Museum Press, 2009. 184 pp.
E. Charles Adams
Arizona State Museum
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Single Book Reviews 485
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The Circulation of Children: Kinship, Adoption, and Morality
in Andean Peru
Jessaca Leinaweaver. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008. 225 pp.
Krista E. Van Vleet
Bowdoin College
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ticc lscc o: clcwo:| i: A,cuc|o, cc:tc: oi c:cc:o
luui:so i:su::cctio::, ctivit, :c oi sttc :c:cssio: i:
t|c 1-0s :c 1--0s, c|tc: 1 i:cluccs lci:wcvc:s cc
sc:itio: oi t|c violc:cc t|t :oc|cc t|c :cgio: :c |c:
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cxc:ic:ccs coi:g clcwo:| i: t|c itc:ut| lci:wcvc:
suggcsts t|t t|c violc:cc co:t:i|utcc to cis:utio: i: so
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citics, :c cliutc oi ic: ccvclocc wit|i: cvc: sull cou
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io: t|i:g ccou:t oi t|c |cst i:tc:csts oi t|c c|ilc ; .!
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c|ilc |:co:cc s wcll s |ow socil wo:|c:s :ocucc
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i:g |ctwcc: c|ilc :c |is ;otc:til, io:cig: :c:ts Yct
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o:|:gc |tc: !t|cs :ccc:s o: wl| t|:oug| A,cu
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to t|ci: uictwc:tics ; 1o, l: c|tc: +, lci:wcvc:
c:ws o: t|csc ,ou:g wouc:s ucuo:ics oi livi:g wit|
colc ot|c: t|: t|ci: :tl |i: W|c:cs :t|:oologists
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t|c cult w|o c:cs io: c|ilc,, lci:wcvc: cxui:cs c
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w|o l|o:s cuotio:ll,, socill,, :c cco:ouicll, wit|i:
: i:itill, u:iuili: |ousc|olc Accou:,i:g is li:|cc
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:c u:, io:us oi c|ilc ci:cultio: co :ot c:c :cltio:s|is
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u:|: :c :u:l couuu:itics, |ut s|c cocs :ot i:tc::ogtc
t|c ciiic:c:t co:cctio:s oi cotio: :c |:co:uc:t,
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ccsc:i|cs i: c|tc: o t|t oi |clo:gi:g (.......), w|ic|
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|i: :ucs
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:t|:oologicl u:cc:st:ci:g oi t|c socil, |isto:icl, :c
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Auc:ic, |i:s|i, ,out|, :c uig:tio: will :c t|c |oo|
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cxtc:c ciscussio: i: g:cutc :c uc:lcvcl u:cc:g:cutc
clss:oous csccill, w|c: t|is sccic csc is loctcc i:
|:occ: t|co:cticl o: cou:tivc co:tcxt
l:iggs, lu:
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kcscuc :c t|c lolitics oi I::s:tio:l :c I::s:cil Aco
tio: Gc:cc: :c listo:, 1.1-!00
lo:scc, luci
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t|:oologicl Qu:tc:l, .-;1,1.!
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!00 lc:io:ui:g li:s|i :::tivc, Gc:cc:, :c t|c l:tiucics
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Wluslc,, luil,
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Au|iguitics i: :o:t|wcst lcuco: ou::l oi lti: Auc:ic:
:c :i||c: A:t|:oolog, 1!;1,1o1-.
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log, oi koots ocil Icxt !1;1,!
Plunder: When the Rule of Law Is Illegal
Ugo Mattei and Laura Nader. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. 283 pp.
John M. Conley
University of North Carolina
t!o1.. is t o:cc :ovoctivc, t|co:cticll, couclli:g, :c
littlc cisoi:ti:g Dgo \ttci is lcci:g sc|ol: oi i:tc:
:tio:l :c cou:tivc lw, wit| uultilc oi:tuc:ts
o: |ot| siccs oi t|c Atl:tic, w|ilc lu: :cc: is c:|s
t|c :ccui:c:t lcgl :t|:oologist, so o:c cxccts lot
I|c |oo| cclivc:s g:ct ccl, |ut it coulc |vc cclivc:cc
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t!o1..s t|csis is t|t w|t wc cll t|c :ulc oi lw |s
iu:ctio:cc s |ustictio: io: lu:cc:, w|ic| t|c ut|o:s
cc:c s :cticcs oi violc:t cxt:ctio: . . . |, st:o:gc: i:
tc::tio:l oliticl cto:s victiuizi:g wc|c: o:cs ; ix,
llu:cc:i:g c: |c co:c |, io:cc:ggcc co:sc:its st:ug
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tc::tio:l ::cic:s i: t|c 1--0s uscc co:volutcc cc:iv
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ccuoc:c,, |:isti:it,, :c t|c :ulc oi lw :ow, wit|
t|c |:isti:izi:g uissio: o|solctc, t|c :ulc oi lw sccus
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t|c Wcst ;:ticul:l, t|c D:itcc ttcs, oi t|c uo:l c
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cou:t:ics ; viiiix,
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stitutio:s t|t sccu:c :oc:t, :ig|ts gi:st govc::uc:tl
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I|c co:cct c:|o,s u:c|llc:gcc |cgcuo:, uo:g Wcst
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it :c vicw it s : u:uitigtcc gooc ;l:cccc, t|c ut|o:s
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cust:, j ix iucccc t|c u|lictio: oi t|c |oo|, D:cc:
t|c ut|o:s wit|c:i:g ccco:st:uctio:, t|oug|, t|c :ulc oi
lw is :ccuccc i:ou :cvc:cc iccl to colc tcc|:olog,
; .,, tcc|:ologicl couuocit,, ucc|:isu t|t coulc
|c sulicc |, i:tc::tio:l ccvclouc:t gc:cics o: :ivtc
:us ; !1, Alt|oug| ultiutcl, |c|cc |, D uilit:,
owc:, t|c :og:css oi t|c :ulc oi lw |s |cc: l:gcl,
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lw i:to uig|t, :c o:igi:l i:stitutio:, uoccl c
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; 1-,
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t|c :t|:oolog, oi lw :c ::cc |ut lso co:t:i|uti:g
uuc| t|t is :cw I|ci: i:st:ccs oi t|c :ulc oi lw |usti
i,i:g lu:cc: i:clucc t|c A:gc:ti:c cc|t c:isis, t|c :AI
uilit:, ctio: gi:st los:i, |ust |out cvc:, ctivit, oi
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:c t|c D i:vsio: oi l:q :c t|c :oco:suls|i oi lul
l:cuc: Alt|oug| uuc| oi t|c cvicc:cc u, st:i|c :t|:o
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tio: |, t|c |i:csc govc::uc:t, t|c D:itcc ttcs u:cuc
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:ivtc ccvcloc:,, :c :cc:s lo:gst:ci:g c:itiquc oi
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oi sou:ccs lt is g:ct vi:tuc t|t t|c |oo|, w|ilc t|co:ct
icll, u|itious, is w:ittc: i: clc: olcuicl st,lc lut
souctiucs t|t st,lc ccgc:c:tcs i:to io:uulic cit:i|c
s i: t|c l:q c|tc::c c:cci|ilit, is lost u|st:tivcl,,
souc iuo:t:t qucstio:s :c voiccc \ost :o|lcuti
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illcgl, co:cct iuo:t:t c:oug| to gu:c i: t|c su|
titlc li lw itscli is uc:c tcc|:olog,, t|c cvc:c|:gi:g
:ocuct oi ciscu:sivc :cticcs, t|c: w|t cocs it uc: to
|c co:t::, to lw I|c :o|lcu sccus csccill, cutc i:
t|c :otc: wo:lc oi i:tc::tio:l lw Also, l coulc :ot
icc:tii, t|c ut|o:s t|co:, oi |ow t|c :ulc oi lw :c its
|cgcuo:, couc |out A:c t|c, u|i:g : ct|:ouct|cco
logicl :guuc:tt|t t|c :ulc oi lw is uc:cl, cuc:gc:t
i:ou ciscu:sivc :cticcs : is it t|c :ocuct oi : cco
:ouicll, c:ivc: co:si:c, I|c ciicult, wit| t|c lttc:
i:tc::cttio: is illust:tcc |, t|c l:q csc ooc:tio:
wit| ccu lussci: sccucc to |c i: t|c i:tc:cst oi souc
coui::t co:o:tc l,c:s ; !.,, s cvicc:ccc |, t|c
l:c:c| :oc|, w|c:cs t|c D i:vsio: :c occutio:
cv:ccc t|c i:tc:csts oi ot|c:s li|c lli|u:to: :c lcc|tcl
Dcsitc t|csc :o|lcus, t|c |oo| s|oulc :c will |c
:cc :c cc|tcc wit|i: :c |c,o:c :t|:oolog,, :c its
i:uc:ccs t|c ut|o:s clc:l, i:tc:cwill |c |ot| t|c
o:cticl :c oliticl
Crooked Stalks: Cultivating Virtue in South India
Anand Pandian. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009. 325 pp.
John Harriss
Simon Fraser University
l: t|is clcg:tl, w:ittc: :c |cutiiull, c:itcc |oo|, A::c
l:ci: cxlo:cs t|c co::cctio:s |ctwcc: w,s oi u|i:g
livi:g :c t|c w,s i: w|ic| colc u|c t|cusclvcs s
uo:l |ci:gs:c |ctwcc: :tu:l :c uo:l cultivtio:
i: t|c io:utio: oi su||cctivit,i: t|c uu|uu Vllc,
oi t|c sout| l:ci: sttc oi Iuil :cu As |c cocs so,
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vc:stio:s i:ou |is cxtc:ccc clcwo:|, :l,sis oi cgcs,
:ovc:|s, c:cus, :c clcgics io: t|c ccc, ciscussio: oi
clssicl Iuil tcxts :c oi t|c t|cucs oi Iuil lus, :c
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l:ci: w:itcs i: :ticul: |out t|c li:uli lll:s,
w|o wc:c t|c su||ccts oi t|c clssic uo:og:| i: t|c
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:t|:oolog, oi l:ci |, louis Duuo:t, u. :coco. 1.
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sttc s :iui:l I:i|c i:ou1-1 u:til s|o:tl, |cio:c l:
cis i:ccc:cc:cc i: 1-+ lvc: :ow, w|c: u:, lll:s
:c su|st:til cultivto:s, t|c, :c still cisti:guis|cc, |,
t|cusclvcs s wcll s |, ot|c:s, i:ou t|osc w|o u, |c
ccsc:i|cc s g::i: citizc:s I|c:c is, l:ci: :gucs,
st:o:g co:cctio: oi g::i: civilit, t|t is |isto:icll,
cccl, :ootcc i: sout| l:ci: cc, cultivtio: :c i:ou
w|ic| t|c lll:s |vc lw,s stooc :t listo:icll, t|c,
sc:vcc s villgc wtc|uc: o: gu:ci:s, :c iccll, t|ci:
svgc :tu:c sc:vcc t|c civil ccclt|oug| :otcc
tio: sccus oitc: to |vc uou:tcc i: :cticc to |lc|uil
I|c, :c ssocitcc wit| |ostilc, |::c: tc::i:, w|ic| st:cs
s ci|c: io: u:cultivtcc scli|ooc ; !!, lll:s :c
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to :o|ccts oi :cio:u, |ot| |, t|c colo:il sttc ;s t|:oug|
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|, t|ci: :cig||o:s, w|osc co:cctio: oi civilizcc liic cst
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I|c :st c|tc: cxui:cs t|c w,s i: w|ic| t|c lll:s :c
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:ct|c iou:t| t|t oi uissio::o|cct oi |out t|c suc tiuc
t|t ws i:tc:ccc to |:i:g |out t|ci: :cio:u t|:oug| t|c
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t|c iulictio:s oi uocc:: i::igtio: :o|ccts
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Gender Pluralism: Southeast Asia since Early Modern Times
Michael G. Peletz. New York: Routledge, 2009. 339 pp.
Robert W. Hefner
Boston University
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Ancient Human Migrations: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Peter N. Peregrine, Ilia Peiros, and Marcus Feldman, eds. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2009.
208 pp.
David J. Meltzer
Southern Methodist University
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Bengal in Global Concept History: Culturalism in the Age
of Capital
Andrew Sartori. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. 288 pp.
Rachel Sturman
Bowdoin College
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is wo:| oi |:oc iuo:t:cc to :t|:oologists :to:i
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i:ou :tu:l o: o||cctivc cctc:ui:tio:s ; !-, lc t|us
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cilccticl :::tivc oi t|c io:utio: :c vicissituccs oi
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t|:oug| : cxositio: oi t|c cuc:gc:cc oi li:cu cultu:
lisu i: :cso:sc to t|c co:t:cictio:s oi colo:il li|c:l
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c|icvcc t|:oug| t|c is|io:i:g oi uocc:: li:cuisu
li:cuisu t|t :ccctcc t|c i:tc::l logics oi citlisu
:to:is :::tivc cliuxcs i: t|c c:l,!0t|cc:tu:, :
tio:lisu oi t|c wccs|i uovcuc:t, w|ic| wccccc t|is
li:cu cultu:lisu wit| cll to |::css :ocuctivc ctivit,
o: |c|li oi t|c :tio: I|c ccou:t c:cs i: c c:oucuc:t
i: w|ic| t|c cultu:c co:cct |ccuc i:ctu:cc uo:g
:o|ccts oi cst|cticiztio:, li:cucouuu:lisu, :c\:x
isu itc: t|c iilu:c oi t|c wccs|i uovcuc:t to uo|i
lizc t|c \usliu :c lowc:cstc li:cu :ocuctivc clsscs
Yct t|c cxclusio: oi \uslius i:ou t|c iugi:i:gs oi so
cil totlit, clls io: iu:t|c: :l,sis t|: :to:is ccou:t
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g:lc wit|cx:sivc i: its :cc|, sto:is|i:g i: its c:c
tivit,, :c u::ivlcc i: its :l,ticl :igo:
Bewitching Development: Witchcraft and the Reinvention
of Development in Neoliberal Kenya
James Howard Smith. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. 269 pp.
Justus Ogembo
University of New Hampshire
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t:cicto:, tc:cc:cics uoccl oi t:i:c|l ut|o:it,,
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to:, oi c:tu cuotio:s wit| otc:til to |u:st oc: i:
ccustio:s oi witc|c:it |tc: . cxlo:cs t|c Iits
:itul i:voctio: oi t|c owc:s oi t|ci: st to :otcct
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locl :csou:ccs gi:st cxogc:ous t|:cts :c i: :cso:sc
to cccli:i:g sttc :cgulto:, s,stcus |tc: o :ccou:ts
t|c s|iit oi t|c locus oi olitics i:ou t|c sttc to :Gs
:c to locl oultio:s |tc: ccuo:st:tcs t|c ci:
cul:it, oi :tiwitc|c:it uovcuc:ts |, ttcuti:g to :c
:c cliui:tc witc|c:it, t|csc uovcuc:ts :ci:sc:i|c :c
c:ctutc it |tc: :ccitultcs t|c ut|o:s :ci:gs
i: t|c :cccci:g c|tc:s
I|c ut|o:s :c:tl, liuitcc sou:ccs o: :itul u,
:isc |iloso|icl qucstio:s |out t|c :tu:c oi i:tc::ct
tio: :c |uu: ui:c :cvc:t|clcss, t|is is : iuo:t:t :c
c:g:ossi:g |oo|
Rights in Rebellion: Indigenous Struggle and Human Rights
in Chiapas
Shannon Speed. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007. 244 pp.
Mark Goodale
George Mason University
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What Color Is the Sacred?
Michael Taussig. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. 292 pp.
Raquel Romberg
Temple University
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t|c cou|usti|lc uix oi tt:ctio: :c :culsio: tow:cs
colo: t|t |:i:gs out its sc:cc qulitics ; -, lollow
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wo:cs, s c!,c.|co o..o! o/o.. ; +0, I|c s
sio:tc, cccsctcc |ocil, :cso:scs oi c:ouo|o|i :c
c:ouo|ili ttcst, cco:ci:g to Iussig, to t|c |li:c w,s
i: w|ic| t|csc :c iollowcc s scco:c :tu:c i: :cso:sc
to w|t |c clls t|c |ocil, u:co:scious ; 1+1o, lc
s|ows t|t t|is |ocil, u:co:scious |ot| :cqui:cs :c i: tu::
:oviccs oct:, t|t cxtc:cs i:to :tu:c, s i: t|c :tu:c
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oi : u:cc:st:ci:g oi t|i:gs iclt |ut co:cclcc, Iussigs
:::tivc :co:ic:ts ou: ttc:tio: to w|t ou: scco:c :tu:c
|ccs u:co:scious W|t |i:cs oi |isto:ics :c :c:csscc i:
wo:cs suc| s clico, cus|, uusli:, c|i:tz, :c cc:iu
:ot to uc:tio: w|c: wc wc: |c:s I|c wo:lc oi su|
st:ccs :c t|i:gs :cc: i: t|c w,s oi sclli:g ou:sclvcs
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colo:ilisu, tcc|:ologics oi cxt:ctio:, lc|cuics oi t::s
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ic: oi iuotc:cc, is|io:, sc:suous ucuo:ics, ssio:s,
:c oi cou:sc t::sg:cssio:s I|csc, Iussig i:sists, |:i:g
out w|t lics |iccc: i: Wcstc:: ttituccs to colo: I|c, io:
i:st:cc, t|c uouc:t w|c: Goct|cs solcic: st:ollcc i: t|c
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t|c u::c: oi t|c l:ci:s ; 111, : w|c: 1t|cc:tu:,
clitc wouc: i: t|c Wcst c:vcc t|c colo:iul i|:ics iuo:tcc
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locl :otcctio:ist olicics ;w|ic| :ccxo:tcc t|c i|:ic to
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|ut lso i::cvc:si|l, cclctcc :tu:l c:vi:o:uc:ts i: t|c
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l:si:cc |, |:oc sc|ol:s|i :c uo:c t|: !0 ,c:s oi
:csc:c|, Iussigs :uui:tio:s cvo|c i:t:gi|lc, cv:cscc:t
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: cvc:tu:c io: uc kcci:g |ci:g t|c :t oi lctti:g go,
Single Book Reviews 495
oi |ci:g t::so:tcc i:to t|c wo:lcs wo:cs co:|u:c s ii
t|c wo:cs :c livc, t|i:g o:c i:to t|c iugcs t|c, io:u
; --,
Iussig, \ic|cl
!00+ \, oci:c \uscuu |icgo D:ivc:sit, oi |icgo l:css
Peripheral Visions: Publics, Power, and Performance
in Yemen
Lisa Wedeen. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. 320 pp.
Steven Caton
Harvard University
lis Wcccc:, oliticl scic:tist, t|cs qucstio:s oi cul
tu:c sc:iousl, ; ::it, i: t|c D cccu,, :c is cccl,
i:io:ucc |, t|co:cticl cc|tcs :c clcwo:| uct|ocs
wit|i: :t|:oolog, I|csc icts lo:c woulc :ccouuc:c
|c: wo:| to :t|:oologists I|t s|c is \icclc lst
sccilist, : lso su::isi:gl, ::c |c:ouc:o: i: D
oliticl scic:cc, u|cs |c: co:t:i|utio:s uo:c :ccious
t...|..o! ..c is cctilcc :c clcg:tl, w:ittc: csc
stuc, ;|scc o: 1 uo:t|s oi clcwo:|, oi vc:, oo:
cou:t:,, Ycuc:, w|ic| is o: t|c c:i|c:, oi t|c :cgio:s
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uig|t cscc t|c c,c oi uo:c co:vc:tio:l oliticl scic:
tists ;|c:cc, t|c scco:c uc:i:g oi ...|..o! i: t|c titlc,,
its |sic :guuc:t |ci:g t|t cvc: t|oug| t|c, u, :ot
:cscu|lc w|t suc| scic:tists loo| io: i: t|ci: io:ulistic
ccou:ts, suc| c:io:u:ccs :c i:cisc:s|lc to :li
uc:t:, ccuoc:c,, :t, olitics, :c :tio:|uilci:g i:
c:i|c:l cou:t:ics li|c Ycuc:
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cc:iul ct|:og:|ic stuc, oi t|c Ycuc:i o c|cw ;o |ci:g
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|ig| t|c, stiuultc, I|csc c|cws :c ii:l, oc: ;co:vc:
tio:s oi |ositlit, u|c it ciicult to tu:: visito: w,,,
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io: t|c :tio:l cc|tc oi iccs Qtc|cwi:g is ccuo:izcc
|, Wcstc:: cxc:ts :c :tio:l clitcs s t|c sou:cc oi u:,
oi Ycuc:s illsi:ou su|st:cc |usc to t|c squ:cc:i:g
oi wtc: :csou:ccs W|tcvc: t|c t:ut| oi suc| ccustio:s
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it wc:c so, I|c qucstio: is |ow to |uilc o: :ccxisti:g,
cilogicl :cticcs to co:st:uct uo:c vi|::t oliticl
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w,s, :ccsti:gs oi Wcccc:s cc:t:l :guuc:t |tc: 1
cxli:s t|c lo:g :c coulictcc |isto:, oi co:ccts oi
u:it, |clc |, t|c Ycuc:i colc t|t u|c :, siulc iu
ositio:oi t|c co:cct oi :tio: t o:cc icsi|lc ;|ccusc oi
:tccccc:ts, ,ct lso ciicult ;|ccusc oi :cticcs oi iug
i:i:g couuu:it,, li|c oct:, :c its ci:cultio: |, wo:c
oi uout| o: |, csscttc tc, t|t co :ot t st:c:c ct
cgo:ics oi oliticl :cticc, |tc: ! :l,zcs |ow t|c
uocc:: Ycuc:i sttc :c its citizc:s ttcut to c:ctc :
icc:tictio: wit| t|c Ycuc:i :tio: t|:oug| t|ci: ctio:s i:
:c :cctio:s to t|:cc sig:l cvc:ts ; :csicc:til clcctio:,
t|c tc:t| ::ivc:s:, oi t|c 1--0 :tio:l u:ictio:, :c
t|c u|lic outc:, ovc: :tio:l sc:cl, sc:il |illc:, I|c
cu|sis o: cvc:ts s u:its oi :l,sis is :ot o:l, o:igi:l
|ut lso will |c wclcouc to :t|:oologists co:cc::cc wit|
cvc:ts, tiuc, :c ucuo:,
|tc: + is c:|s t|c uost tiucl,, i: t|t it ccls wit|
t|c lout|i kc|cllio: i: :o:t|c:: Ycuc: ;w|ic| |s :ow
s:cc to :ucc co:ict wit| uci A:|i, lc:c Wcccc:s
:l,sis c|llc:gcs t|c co:vc:tio:l wiscou :cg:ci:g t|c
:l,sis oi uilit:t lsluic uovcuc:ts i: t|c :cgio:io:
cxulc, t|c lut|i kc|cllio: is souctiucs uisu:cc:stooc,
usull, |, cxc:ts w|o |:ow littlc |out Ycuc:, i: tc:us
oi u::i vc:sus |i slit i: lsluusi:g w|t s|c clls
co:st:uctivist :oc| ;|isto:icl, s,u|olicll, :cltio:l,
:c oliticll, co:tcxtul, l: c|tc: ., s|c cxtc:cs t|is
:oc| to t|c stuc, oi ict, uovcuc:ts gc:c:ll, i: t|c
\icclc lst :c i: Ycuc: i: :ticul:, toic oi |u:gco:i:g
i:tc:cst to sc|ol:s oi lslutoc,, w|ic| s|oulc co:sicc:|l,
:u:cc its ccvclouc:t
Wcccc: is o:c oi t|c icw iugi:tivc :c i:tc:cst
i:g oliticl scic:tists w:iti:g |out t|c \icclc lst toc,,
:c uuc| c: |c glc:cc |out t|c :cgio: i:ou t|is |oo|
lt s|oulc lso |c oi g:ct i:tc:cst to :t|:oologists, :ot
lcst |ccusc oi t|c w, s|c loo|s t :o|lcus :c gocs
|out i:vcstigti:g t|cu |c is o:c oi t|c |cst i:tc:locuto:s
:t|:oolog, |s i: oliticl scic:cc A:c to gc:c:lists, t.
..|..o! ..c will oiic: o:igi:lit,, i:sig|t, :c cloquc:cc
|, sc|ol: :c ut|o: t t|c |cig|t oi |c: owc:s
496 American Anthropologist Vol. 112, No. 3 September 2010
Margaret Young-S anchez, ed. Denver: Denver Art Museum, 2009. 272 pp.
Andrew Roddick
University of Victoria
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co:t:ovc:sil :ccti:g oi t|c Iiw:|u scquc:cc, t|is c|
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