The Heroic Anthropologist Rides Again: The Depiction of the Anthropologist in Popular Culture
Editor: Frank A. Salamone
Date Of Publication: Jun 2012
This collection of papers, presented at the 2011 American Anthropological Association meetings in Montreal, Canada, represent the beginning of the anthropological investigation of the way in which anthropologist have been portrayed in popular culture. Frank A. Salamone provides an overview of the field today, looking for depictions of anthropologists in various genres – film, fiction, TV, and everyday life. The contributors look at specific portrayals of anthropologists in popular media, including using popular fiction to teach anthropology. The work is lively, accessible, and profound.
Frank A. Salamone is an Emeritus Professor and past Chair of Sociology and Anthropology at Iona College, New Rochelle, New York. He has authored or edited more than 10 books, over 100 articles, numerous chapters, delivered many papers at national and international conferences, and is a member of various professional societies. He has conducted fieldwork in Nigeria, the United States, Venezuela and elsewhere. His recent books include The Lucy Memorial Freed Slaves’ Home, with Virginia Salamone, The Italians of Rochester, NY: 1940–1860, and The Culture of Jazz and Jazz as Critical Culture.
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