Re: Boston Cultural Anthropologists

Mary Beth Williams (
9 Oct 1996 11:25:30 GMT

In <emartin-0510961819520001@>
(Knuckle Sandwich) writes:
>I am a history grad student and need to find out some things about
>cultural anthropological theory and how I can use some it in my
>the fact is I have been told that is what i am doing anyway, i just
>not know it. What schools in the Boston area have particularly strong
>cultural anthropology departments and who are the people in those
>In very brief, my research deals specificly with the creation and
>reorientation of cultural identity as a part of the decolonization
>process. I am also examing how decolonization and imperialism have
>contributed to cultural globalization.
>Any help would be greatly appreciated,
>Eric Martin

Well, of course Amherst is not exactly the *Boston area*, but I would
suggest that you might want to contact any number of members of the
department, e.g., Art Keene, John W. Cole, Helan Page, Jean Forward,
etc., as decolonization is one of the underlying tenets of the
department at UMass.

In the meantime, I would recommend as reading Samir Amin's
_Eurocentricism_ and Eric Wolf's _The People without a History_.

I can recommend a number of other works if you'd like, just let me

MB Williams
Dept. of Anthro., UMass-Amherst