Have We Ever Taught Anthropology? A Hidden History of Disciplinary Pedagogy

  • David Mills
Keywords: history, teaching anthropology, textbooks, ASA, RAI


This paper seeks to puncture three powerful myths about the teaching and learning of anthropology that have circulated within and beyond the discipline. Questioning this mythology, I offer some alternative histories of the discipline, uncovering forgotten debates about training for fieldwork, textbooks, and teaching anthropology in schools.