The Makings of Anthropology

Edited by Roger Sanjek

Published by: Cornell University Press

432 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 25.00 mm, 5 halftones, 11 examples of fieldnotes

  • ISBN: 9780801497261
  • Published: June 1990



Thirteen distinguished anthropologists describe how they create and use the unique forms of writing they produce in the field. They also discuss the fieldnotes of seminal figures—Frank Cushing, Franz Boas, W. H. R. Rivers, Bronislaw Malinowski, and Margaret Mead—and analyze field writings in relation to other types of texts, especially ethnographies. Unique in conception, this volume contributes importantly to current debates on writing, texts, and reflexivity in anthropology.