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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17933

Title: Art, Science, or Politics? The Crisis in Hunter-Gatherer Studies
Authors: Lee, Richard B.
Keywords: Hunter-gatherers
Hunter-gatherer studies
Foragers
Culture
Economy
Politics
Issue Date: Mar-1992
Publisher: American Anthropologist
Citation: Lee, R.B. (March 1992). Art, science, or politics? The crisis in hunter-gatherer studies. American Anthropologist 94(1), 31-54.
Abstract: In the complex history of hunter-gatherer studies, several overlapping and at times antagonistic discourses can be discerned. However, one critique has emerged that would render all hunter-gatherer discourses irrelevant and do away with the concept altogether. The paper explores the poststructuralist roots of this "revisionism" and then argues why the concept of hunter-gatherer continues to be politically relevant and empirically valid. However, if they are to fulfill their promise of illuminating an increasingly fragmented and alienating modernity, hunter-gatherer studies will have to become more attuned to issues of politics, history, context, and reflexivity.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17933
ISSN: 0002-7294
Rights: "Published as Lee, R.B. Art, science, or politics? The crisis in hunter-gatherer studies. American Anthropologist 94(1), 31-54. © 1992 by Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the American Anthropological Association. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by the Regents of the University of California on behalf of the American Anthropological Association for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on [Caliber (http://caliber.ucpress.net/)] or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center, http://www.copyright.com.
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