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Picturesque Savagery on Display

Exhibition of Indigenous People, Science and Commerce in Argentina (1898–1904)

Diego Ballestero

structural advantages offered by urban spaces when conducting fieldwork. He was born in Posen in 1872. Between 1890 and 1896 he studied at the universities of Freiburg, Berlin and Munich. At Munich, he obtained his doctorates in philosophy (1894) and medicine

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Human–Animal Relationships in the Middle East

Marjan Mashkour and Anahita Grisoni

discussions during early Islamic period. Extracted from fieldwork or from archives, all contributions meet up in the will of understanding the particular links of one or two species with a specific human group. Jill Goulder, for example, describes donkeys in

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Autobiography, Anthropology

A Personal Historical Recollection

Judith Okely

aspects of the volume are taken for granted and younger generations, if not my own, are bewildered by and incredulous at the 1980s opposition to confronting the specificity of the fieldworker, the effects of her/his interaction and the varying

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Livia Jiménez Sedano

Throughout the last ten years of fieldwork in social dance contexts in Southern Europe I have witnessed in astonishment how European aficionados who enrol in ‘world dances’ courses very often considered their own kinetic capacities as superior to

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Autobiography in Anthropology, Then and Now

Helena Wulff

experience of the fieldworker, his or her emotional reactions, and issues related to gender, age and race – in the research and later even the use of “I” in the writing – came from the ‘writing culture’ movement in the United States. This early resistance

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Commerce, Mobility and Masculinity among Afghan Traders in Eurasia

Magnus Marsden

economy. For Monsutti, migration is regarded in various Afghan communities as a rite de passage that marks the transition from youthfulness to manhood. For the Hazaras among whom Monsutti conducted multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork in Iran, Pakistan and

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Andrés Barrera-González and Anna Horolets

There are two meanings attached to the concept ‘Europeanist’ when applied within the boundaries of our discipline. The term can be used to refer to the practice of anthropology in Europe (e.g. Grillo 1980; Macdonald 1993). This usage primarily indicates the region where fieldwork and research is carried out, as when we label other such fields of anthropological practice ‘Africanist’ or ‘Americanist’. It is thus a mere indication of the regional focus of interest. A more circumscribed usage would take Europeanist anthropology as the anthropology of Europe (e.g. Goddard, Llobera and Shore 1994; Barrera-González 2005). The broader object of study being Europe itself, the term could not be properly applied to whatever piece of research and writing done on some part of Europe. Instead, it would entail studies with a substantial comparative dimension and/or a regional outlook.

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Cristina Clopot, Ullrich Kockel, and Vytis Čiubrinskas

societies and, more recently, southeast Asia. From his long-term base in Switzerland, he undertook extensive fieldwork, including in Italy (especially Sicily), Spain (especially Andalusia), Portugal (Alentejo and Ribatejo), Turkey (Eastern Anatolia), Greece

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‘My Waka Journey’

Introducing a New Co-Editor

Patrick Laviolette

in the region (RSU and UoL in Riga, VMU in Kaunas and Tallinn and Tartu in Estonia). The goal has been to provide methodological training in ethnographic fieldwork as well as cross-supervision with a critical mass of young, up-and-coming scholars. The

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From Ebony to Ivory

‘Cosmetic’ Investments in the Body

Chiara Pussetti

relationship between the ideal European body and the construction of citizenship as sociocultural process of subjectification – of both self-making and being-made – I have discovered during the fieldwork, to my great surprise, the existence of an ‘ethnic