Re: AA Editorial policy

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Thu, 22 Feb 1996 22:32:30 -0500

One member of this list subumed linguistics into cultural/social
anthropology. He, an ardent four-fieldist, then
suddenly became a three-fieldist, although he still insisted he was a
four-fieldist. Ruby Rohrlich

On Thu, 22 Feb 1996, James M. Wallace wrote:

> I am very grateful also for stating the issues so clearly regarding
> the current AA. I have waited to see if it would get any better, but
> when I saw what was in store for the next issue (from the
> Newsletter), I decide there was no reason to keep on with the AA.
> So, I will let my subscription lapse.
> The same reasons as others: (1) exclusive policy, (2) little benefit
> relative to the cost, (3) undecipherable articles, (4) uninteresting
> articles. Perhaps the center of the discipline has moved to Current
> Anthropology?
> The decline of the four fields is a curious one, too. It has always
> struck me a odd that many of those people arguing strongest for the
> Four Field approach give short shrift to Linguistics. Others have
> noticed this, too.
> Finally, what about adding the "Fifth Subdiscipline" - Applied
> Anthropology - to the other four as part of the basic coursework,
> information, students need to be well rounded anthropologists?
> Tim
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