Tribal Skirmishes in Anthropology

Split of Stanford department and rancor over a journal reflect tensions over the discipline's direction

September 11, 1998 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

In 1991, William Durham saw the future of anthropology, and it was good.

The Stanford University professor laid out his vision in the introduction to his book Coevolution: Genes, Culture, and Human Diversity (Stanford University Press). Sure, he...

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