“Unwrapping the Sacred Bundle” in Anthropology

The strained relationship among scholars in the four fields of anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology) has a long history. In an article in last week’s Stanford Daily, professor Sylvia Yanagisako, editor of Unwrapping the Sacred Bundle: Reflections on the Disciplining of Anthropology, comments on recent tensions at Stanford after the decision nine months ago to merge the university’s Anthropological Sciences and Cultural and Social Anthropology departments. 

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