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Exchanging the Past: A Rainforest World of Before and After (review)

Exchanging the Past: A Rainforest World of Before and After (review) book and media reviews 497 new arguments were tried out in Exchanging the Past: A Rainforest numerous venues. In the acknowledg- World of Before and After, by Bruce ments, he thanks his “present and for- M Knauft. Chicago: University of mer graduate students; they are my Chicago Press, 2002. isbn cloth, true colleagues at Emory and beyond. 0-226-44634-4; paper, 0-226- They have given me the courage, not 44635-2; x + 303 pages, tables, just to teach anthropology from the figures, map, photographs, notes, heart but to go back to the field and bibliography, index. Cloth, us$55.00; learn it all over again” (x). We should paper, us$20.00. expect then a very different sort of book from his earlier ethnography, Bruce Knauft, Samuel C Dobbs Pro- and indeed we get it. The topic is of fessor of Anthropology and Director course different, but so too are the of the Vernacular Modernities Pro- style of presentation and the ways gram at Emory University’s Institute in which the author is located in the for Comparative and International text. We are given more of his reac- Studies, is a distinguished anthropol- tions to events and people (see, for ogist. He completed his PhD at http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Exchanging the Past: A Rainforest World of Before and After (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 17 (2) – Jul 29, 2005

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2005 University of Hawai'i Press.
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book and media reviews 497 new arguments were tried out in Exchanging the Past: A Rainforest numerous venues. In the acknowledg- World of Before and After, by Bruce ments, he thanks his “present and for- M Knauft. Chicago: University of mer graduate students; they are my Chicago Press, 2002. isbn cloth, true colleagues at Emory and beyond. 0-226-44634-4; paper, 0-226- They have given me the courage, not 44635-2; x + 303 pages, tables, just to teach anthropology from the figures, map, photographs, notes, heart but to go back to the field and bibliography, index. Cloth, us$55.00; learn it all over again” (x). We should paper, us$20.00. expect then a very different sort of book from his earlier ethnography, Bruce Knauft, Samuel C Dobbs Pro- and indeed we get it. The topic is of fessor of Anthropology and Director course different, but so too are the of the Vernacular Modernities Pro- style of presentation and the ways gram at Emory University’s Institute in which the author is located in the for Comparative and International text. We are given more of his reac- Studies, is a distinguished anthropol- tions to events and people (see, for ogist. He completed his PhD at

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Published: Jul 29, 2005

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