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Introduction: Critical Junctions-Recapturing Anthropology and History
Don Kalb and Herman Tak 1

Chapter 1. Microhistorical Anthropology: Toward a Prospective Perspective
Don Handelman

Chapter 2. The Past in the Present: Actualized History in the Social Construction of Reality
Christian Giordano

Chapter 3. Figurations in Historical Anthropology: Two Kinds of Structural Narrative about Long-Duration Provenances of the Holocaust
Hermann Rebel

Chapter 4. Beyond the Limits of the Visible World: Remapping Historical Anthropology
August Carbonella

Chapter 5. "Bare Legs Like Ice": Recasting Class for Local/Global Inquiry
Don Kalb

Chapter 6. Prefiguring NAFTA: The Politics of Land Privatization in Neoliberal Mexico
Patricia Musante

Chapter 7. Historical Anthropology through Local-Level Research
Marilyn Silverman and P. H. Gulliver

Chapter 8. Anthropology and History: Opening Points for a New Synthesis
Gerald Sider

Notes on Contributors

About the Author

Don Kalb is Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Central European University, Budapest, and Senior Researcher at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. His books include Expanding Class: Power and Everyday Politics in Industrial Communities, The Netherlands, 1850-1950 (Duke University Press 1997); The Ends of Globalization. Bringing Society back in, (ed., Rowman and Littlefield 2000); Globalization and Development: Key Issues and Debates (ed., Kluwer Academic 2004); Headlines of Nation, Subtext of Class: Working Class Populism and the Return of the Repressed in Neoliberal Europe (co-ed (with Gabor Halmai), Berghahn Books 2011). He is the founding editor of Focaal - Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. Herman Tak is an Associate Professor of European Anthropology at University College Roosevelt in The Netherlands.


"The editors stake out an appealing middle ground that builds on the expanded notion of class that the cultural turn itself advance against a narrow economism of an earlier generation. Second, the volume reminds us of the legacy of anthropology to historical thinking." * Journal of Social History

"... highly provocative and, for an edited book, unusually even...Whether moved to agreement or to dissent, the reader will learn much from this timely collection." * Focaal

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