Anthropological practice has been dominated by the so-called "great" traditions (Anglo-American, French, and German). However, processes of decolonization, along with critical interrogation of these dominant narratives, have led to greater visibility of what used to be seen as peripheral scholarship. With contributions from leading anthropologists and social scientists from different countries and anthropological traditions, this volume gives voice to scholars outside these "great" traditions. It shows the immense variety of methodologies, training, and approaches that scholars from these regions bring to anthropology and the social sciences in general, thus enriching the disciplines in important ways at an age marked by multiculturalism, globalization and transnationalism.
Aleksandar Boscovic studied philosophy and anthropology in Belgrade, New Orleans and St Andrews. At present he is Senior Research Associate of the Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology of Rhodes University. His publications include Religion and Culture of the Maya (Belgrade, 1990 and numerous articles.