From Primitive Rebels to How to Change the World: Reflections on Two Periods in Anthropology and History

Smith, Gavin
May 2011
Labour / Le Travail;Spring2011, Vol. 67, p157
Academic Journal
The article presents a speech by Gavin Smith, anthropology professor at the University of Toronto, entitled "From Primitive Rebels to How to Change the World: Reflections on Two Periods in Anthropology and History," which he presented upon his retirement in 2010. He comments on his research regarding the anthropology and history of Peru, explores his relationship with his uncle Eric Wolf, and discusses the book "Primitive Rebels" by E.J. Hobsbawm.


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