“Anthropology is unquestionably a discipline with well-known intellectual traditions, or histories … [It is] not a social science tout court, but something else. What that something else is has been notoriously difficult to name, precisely...
BC Studies no. 160 Winter 2008-2009 | Page(s) 129-31
IT IS FREQUENTLY asserted that contemporary anthropology is distinctive in that it represents a radical, self-conscious departure from its earlier traditions. While accepting that this orientation has been of value particularly in exposing the baggage...
BC Studies no. 138-139 Summer-Autumn 2003 | Page(s) 205-6
New Media / Exhibition Review
Reflexive Anthropology on Display: Franz Boas, George Hunt, and the Co-Production of Ethnographic Knowledge
A portion of an 1897 letter from Franz Boas to Kwagu’ł Chiefs, reproduced in English and Kwak’wala, opens The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology, an exhibition on view...
BC Studies no. 201 Spring 2019 | Page(s) 131-139
Constructing Cultures Then and Now: Celebrating Franz Boas and the Jesup North Pacific Expedition. Contributions to Circumpolar Anthropology, vol.4
This is a rich, edited volume on the anthropology of the North Pacific. It was produced following a 1997 conference held in New York at the American Museum of Natural History (amnh), which celebrated the centenary...
BC Studies no. 146 Summer 2005 | Page(s) 110-12
On 23 January 2010 the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia celebrated completion of its ambitious $55.5 million “Partnership of Peoples” renewal project. The expansion included the MOA Centre for Cultural Research,...
BC Studies no. 171 Autumn 2011 | Page(s) 131-132
PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 91/92, Autumn/Winter 1991/92
“Haida Burial Practices…;” Jerome S. Cybulski, “The Gust Island Burial Shelter: Physical Anthropology;” Archaeological Survey of Canada Mercury Series (Paper No. 9.)
PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 21, Spring 1974
BC Studies no. 21 Spring 1974 | Page(s) 59-60
PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 119, Autumn 1998
BC Studies no. 119 Autumn 1998 | Page(s) 108-10
PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 101, Spring 1994
BC Studies no. 101 Spring 1994 | Page(s) 128-32
At last there is a comprehensive biography of Diamond Jenness, perhaps Canada’s greatest anthropologist, and it’s an excellent one. Barnett Richling has risen to the task with a clear understanding of the man, his remarkable...
BC Studies no. 179 Autumn 2013 | Page(s) 222-224
Anthropologist Rolf Knight launched a new chapter of Indigenous history in 1978 with the publication of his book, Indians at Work: An Informal History of Native Indian Labour in British Columbia, 1858-1930. In contrast to...
BC Studies no. 197 Spring 2018 | Page(s) 169-72
THE MAKAH TRIBE at Neah Bay, Washington State, has become one of the most visible and controversial Indigenous communities in North America due to the media gaze on their efforts to revive traditional whaling in...
BC Studies no. 141 Spring 2004 | Page(s) 118-20
Rewriting Marpole is the published version of Clark’s PhD dissertation (Clark, 2010) and an outgrowth of his MA thesis (Clark, 2000). The goal of his research “is to determine the spatial...
BC Studies no. 182 Summer 2014 | Page(s) 218-223
Judy Thompson, Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) Curator of Western Subarctic Ethnology, has produced a lavishly illustrated book, compelling for its quality of images, clarity of writing, and elegance of design. Seventy-one rarely published and...
BC Studies no. 158 Summer 2008 | Page(s) 118-20
I was a third-year undergraduate at UBC in 1990 when Bruce Miller joined the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, launching his second career after having taught high school. Between 1991 and 1994 I took several...
BC Studies no. 195 Autumn 2017 | Page(s) 158-159
Jennifer Kramer’s book K’esu’: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer was written to accompany the Museum of Anthropology’s 2012 landmark retrospective exhibit about the life and work of the internationally renowned Kwakwaka’wakw artist Doug...
BC Studies no. 181 Spring 2014 | Page(s) 155-57
Harry Whitehead’s novel The Cannibal Spirit fictionalizes one of the most important figures in the history of BC anthropology, Franz Boas’s long-time collaborator George Hunt. With many points of reference to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of...
BC Studies no. 175 Autumn 2012 | Page(s) 114-15
In the summer of 1968, my grandmother would sometimes take my young aunt and uncle to the northern bank of the outflow of the Fraser River to dig for “Indian treasure” at the Marpole Midden....
BC Studies no. 174 Summer 2012 | Page(s) 125-7
Coming to Shore promises to make a significant contribution to the anthropological study of the indigenous peoples and cultures of the North Pacific Coast of North America. Comprising papers from the Northwest Coast Ethnology Conference,...
BC Studies no. 148 Winter 2005-2006 | Page(s) 115-8
No Longer Captives of the Past is an important book for two reasons. It offers an excellent case study of modern day reconciliation remediating past wrongs, and it reminds us how, in this interconnected world,...
BC Studies no. 183 Autumn 2014 | Page(s) 152-54
A welcome addition to the literature on Aboriginal symbolic politics and direct action in Canada, this book describes the standoff between the rcmp and a handful of Native activists and supporters at Gustafsen Lake, British...
BC Studies no. 146 Summer 2005 | Page(s) 112-4
Despite its slim size (the main body of text is only 117 pages), The First Nations of British Columbia: An Anthropological Overview is a useful primer for those hoping to learn the basic issues relevant...
BC Studies no. 188 Winter 2015-2016 | Page(s) 107-08
New Media / Exhibition Review
In/consequential Relationships: Refusing Colonial Ethics of Engagement in Yuxweluptun’s Inherent Rights, Vision Rights
On the closing day of the Museum of Anthropology’s Unceded Territories exhibit of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s art, crowds formed queues long enough to snake through the halls and to pack the exhibit space for the...