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Nationalism and the politics of culture in Quebec
Richard Handler s pathbreaking study of nationalistic politics in Quebec is a striking and successful example of the new experimental type of ethnography, interdisciplinary in nature and intensivelyExpand
Tradition, genuine or spurious.
LIKE MANY SCHOLARLY CONCEPTS, "tradition" is at once a commonsense and a scientific category. In its commonsense meaning, tradition refers to an inherited body of customs and beliefs. In the socialExpand
Dyssimulation: Reflexivity, Narrative, and the Quest for Authenticity in “Living History”
"Living history" has been defined as "the simulation of life in another time." That definition is taken from Jay Anderson (1985:3, 459), a folklorist who has aimed both to document the existence of aExpand
On Sociocultural Discontinuity: Nationalism and Cultural Objectification in Quebec [and Comments and Reply]
M. Estellie Smith has recently attacked the concepts "tradition" and "change" as reifications which mislead us in our study of sociocultural process. She favors "sociocultural continuity" as anExpand
After authenticity at an American heritage site
The AA. explore what happens to a heritage site « after authenticity ». The site is Colonial Williamsburg, one of the most ambitious reconstruction projects ever undertaken and a place intended to beExpand
Cultural Logic and Maya Identity. Rethinking constructivism and essentialism. Commentaries. Author's reply
Ironically, as many Western scholars have turned to constructivist theories to explain new ethnic movements and forms of identity politics, the subjects of their studies have begun to embrace a formExpand
Out in the Field: Reflections of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists
Out in the Field: Reflections of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists. Ellen Lewin and William L. Leap. eds. Urbana University of Illinois Press, 1996.315 pp.