Writing Culture and the Life of Anthropology
Orin Starn is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. He is the author of The Passion of Tiger Woods: An Anthropologist Reports on Golf, Race, and Celebrity Scandal and Nightwatch: The Politics of Protest in the Andes, and the coeditor of The Peru Reader, all also published by Duke University Press.
An experiment in “self-historicizing,” this partly autobiographical chapter looks back on Writing Culture more than a quarter century later. It asks how these years can be narrated historically. It locates the book with reference to postwar experiences of decolonization and globalization, specifically in a transitional moment between the radical 1960s and the neoliberal 1990s.