The Trope of the Pith Helmet: America's Anthropology, Anthropology's America

Micaela di Leonardo*

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnthropology off the Shelf
Subtitle of host publicationAnthropologists on Writing
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781405189200
StatePublished - Apr 7 2009


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  • Social Sciences(all)

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