CONTRIBUTORS
alban bensa
teaches anthropology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences
Sociales in Paris. He is also head of the Laboratoire Genèse et Transformations des
Mondes Sociaux at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Among his
publications are Les chemins de l’alliance: L’organisation sociale et ses représentations
en Nouvelle-Calédonie (with J. C. Riviere, 1982); Chroniques Kanak: L’ethnologie en
marche (1995); and L’ethnologue et l’architecte: Ethnologie et architecture, le Centre
Culturel Jean-Marie Tjibaou (2000), an account of his collaboration with the archi-
tect Renzo Piano.
marcio goldman
teaches social anthropology in the Graduate Program in
Social Anthropology at the Museu Nacional, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
He is a researcher for the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e
Tecnológico and is the author of Razão e diferença: Afetividade, racionalidade e
relativismo no pensamento de Lévy-Bruhl (1994); Alguma antropologia (1999); and
coeditor with Moacir Palmeira of Antropologia: Voto e representação política (1996).
adam kuper
teaches anthropology at Brunel University in London. His main
publications include Anthropology and Anthropologists (1978); Wives for Cattle:
Bridewealth and Marriage in Southern Africa (1982); The Invention of Primitive
Society: Transformations of an Illusion (1988); The Chosen Primate: Human Nature
and Cultural Diversity (1994); Among the Anthropologists: History and Context in
Anthropology (1999); and Culture: The Anthropologists’ Account (2002).
benoît de l’estoile
teaches social anthropology at the École Normale
Supérieure and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and is a
researcher at the Laboratoire Genèse et Transformations des Mondes Sociaux at the
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. He has published widely on the
production of anthropological knowledge and the building of the colonial state in
France and Great Britain. He is coeditor of Ocupações de terra e transformações
sociais (with Lygia Sigaud, forthcoming), and of Frontières de l’anthropologie (with
Michel Naepels, 2004).
claudio lomnitz
is Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology
and Historical Studies at the New School University. He is author of Evolución de
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