Re: whither anthropology

Tim Wallace (twallace@NANDO.NET)
Tue, 5 Dec 1995 14:28:15 -0500

Two comments regarding Maria Swara's reply and Jim Martin's:

1) U of R probably had no applied anthropologist, no internship program
and no pre-dissertation/pre-thesis ethnographic field school requirement.

2) Applied anthropology is as old as any other field of anthropology. If
one looks at the history of anthropology carefully, the only time there
was a strong negative associated with it was from the early 70's to the
mid-80's. Thus, it would be erroneous to suggest that applied
anthropology is the "wave of the present." Actually, it has always been
a big wave and will continue to make waves in the future.

Tim Wallace
NCState U