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Adams, William Y. The Boasians: Founding Fathers and Mothers of American Anthropology. Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books, 2016.

Bank, Andrew. Pioneers of the Field: South Africa’s Women Anthropologists. The International African Library 51. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Barbash, Ilisa. Where the Roads All End: Photography and Anthropology in the Kalahari. Cambridge, MA: Peabody Museum Press, 2017.

Cadaval, Olivia, Sojin Kim, and Diana Baird N’Diaye. Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithonian Folklife Festival. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016.

Chin, Elizabeth, ed. Katherine Dunham: Recovering an Anthropological Legacy, Choreographing Ethnographic Futures. Santa Fe, NM: School for Advanced Research Press, 2014.

Darnell, Regna, and Frederic W. Gleach, eds. Corridor Talk to Culture History: Public Anthropology and Its Consequences. Histories of Anthropology Annual Series 9. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

Darnell, Regna, Michelle Hamilton, Robert L. A. Hancock, and Joshua Smith, eds. The Franz Boas Papers, Volume 1: Franz Boas as Public Intellectual—Theory, Ethnography, Activism. Franz Boas Papers Documentary Edition Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

Dyck, Ian. The Life and Work of W. B. Nickerson (1865-1926): Scientific Archaeology in Central North America. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2016.

Ens, Gerhard J., and Joe Sawchuk. From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of Metis History and Identity from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Gardner, Helen, and Patrick McConvell. Southern Anthropology: A History of Fison and Howitt’s Kamilaroi and Kurnai. Palgrave Studies in Pacific History. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Guha, Sudeshna. Artefacts of History: Archaeology, Historiography and Indian Pasts. New Delhi: SAGE Publications, 2015.

Hardy, Andrew David. The Barefoot Anthropologist: The Highlands of Champa and Vietnam in the Words of Jacques Dournes. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2015.

Hochman, Brian. Savage Preservation: The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media Technology. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Kan, Sergei, ed. Sharing Our Knowledge: The Tlingit and Their Coastal Neighbors. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

Krupnik, Igor. Early Inuit Studies: Themes and Transitions, 1850s-1980s. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2016.

Larson, Carolyne R. Our Indigenous Ancestors: A Cultural History of Museums, Science, and Identity in Argentina, 1877-1943. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015.

Lee, Julian C.H., John M. Prior, and Thomas A. Reuter, eds. Trajectories: Excursions with the Anthropology of E. Douglas Lewis. Vol. 74. Asian Thought and Culture. New York: Peter Lang, 2016.

Lyman, R. Lee. Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America. Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016.

Manickam, Sandra Khor. Taming the Wild: Aborigines and Racial Knowledge in Colonial Malaya. Singapore: Singapore NUS Press, 2015.

Noyes, John K. Herder: Aesthetics Against Imperialism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Oppenheim, Robert. An Asian Frontier: American Anthropology and Korea, 1882-1945. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016.

Ray, Arthur J. Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016.

Redman, Samuel J. Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016.

Shaw, Lytle. Fieldworks: From Place to Site in Postwar Poetics. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2013.

Sysling, Fenneke. Racial Science and Human Diversity in Colonial Indonesia. Singapore: Singapore NUS Press, 2016.