Titre: From the Margins
Historical Anthropology and Its Futures

booksAuteur: Brian Keith Axel
Publié 2002
Duke University Press Social history
328 pages
ISBN 0822328887

Historical anthropology: critical exchange between two decidedly distinct disciplines or innovative mode of knowledge production? As this volume's title suggests, the essays Brian Keith Axel has gathered in "From the Margins" seek to challenge the limits of discrete disciplinary epistemologies and conventions, gesturing instead toward a transdisciplinary understanding of the emerging relations between archive and field. In original articles encompassing a wide range of geographic and temporal locations, eminent scholars contest some of the primary preconceptions of their fields.

The contributors tackle such topics as the paradoxical nature of American Civil War monuments, the figure of the "New Christian" in early seventeenth-century Peru, the implications of statistics for ethnography, and contemporary South Africa's "occult economies." That anthropology and history have their provenance in--and have been complicit with--colonial formations is perhaps commonplace knowledge. But what is rarely examined is the specific manner in which colonial processes imbue and threaten the celebratory ideals of postcolonial reason or the enlightenment of today's liberal practices in the social sciences and humanities. By elaborating this critique, "From the Margins" offers diverse and powerful models that explore the intersections of historically specific local practices with processes of a world historical order.

As such, the collection will not only prove valuable reading for anthropologists and historians, but also for scholars in colonial, postcolonial, and globalization studies. "Contributors." Talal Asad, Brian Keith Axel, Bernard S. Cohn, Jean Comaroff, John L. Comaroff, Nicholas B. Dirks, Irene Silverblatt, Paul A. Silverstein, Teri Silvio, Ann Laura Stoler, Michel-Rolph Trouillot.

Table des matières

Historical Anthropology


comaroff, stoler, silverblatt

Ethnographic Notes on


dirks, archive, governmentality

Ethnographic Representation Statistics


daston, ethnographic, fieldwork

Colonization and the Production


kabyle, kabylia, berbers

Race and the Modernist


Marginal Contexts


inlandsche, kinderen, legajo

Caribbean Creolization 189

creolization, trouillot, vodoun

Race Gender and Historical Narrative in the Reconstruction


lossing, bachelder, memorialization

Fantastic Community Brian Keith Axel


sikh, akalis, punjab

Notes from


geschiere, translocal, gluckman



rolph, talal, ethnohistory

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