Writing Within: Anthropology, Nationalism, and Culture in Sri Lanka [and Comments and Reply]

@article{Spencer1990WritingWA,
  title={Writing Within: Anthropology, Nationalism, and Culture in Sri Lanka [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={J. Spencer and R. Handler and B. Kapferer and R. Khare and Dennis B. Mcgilvray and G. Obeyesekere and D. Segal and M. Southwold},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1990},
  volume={31},
  pages={283 - 300}
}
The study of nationalism poses particular problems for anthropology, not least because nationalism and anthropology share certain concepts and certain assumptions; both anthropologists and nationalists have tended to depict a world made up of bounded, homogeneous cultures. The work of nationalist intellectuals in Sri Lanka has drawn explicitly on anthropological writing in the past, while the work of Sri Lankan anthropologists has been directed toward similar problems of historical continuity… Expand