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Art, Science, or Politics? The Crisis in Hunter-Gatherer Studies

Richard B. Lee
American Anthropologist
New Series, Vol. 94, No. 1 (Mar., 1992), pp. 31-54
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the American Anthropological Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/680036
Page Count: 24
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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

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