The First English-Language Book on the History of Public Health in Ecuador during the Early and Mid-Twentieth Century
An In-Depth Study of the Rise and Decline of Indigenous Movements and Multicultural Political Power in Ecuador
Winner, 2016 CCCC Outstanding Book Award
In the early twentieth century, the field of anthropology transformed itself from the “welcoming science,” uniquely open to women, people of color, and amateurs, into a professional science of culture. The new field grew in rigor and prestige but excluded practitioners and methods that no longer fit a narrow standard of scientific legitimacy. In Rhetoric in American Anthropology, Risa Applegarth traces the “rhetorical archeology” of this transformation in the writings of early women anthropologists.
This collection of essays was the first major attempt to apply game theory, linear programming, and graph theory to anthropological data.