Acknowledgments
Four of the contributions (those of Dove, Greenberg, Lansing, and Pálsson)
were given in truncated and draft form on the panel that Aletta Biersack and
James Greenberg organized for the 1997 annual meeting of the American An-
thropological Association in honor of Roy A. Rappaport (‘‘Culture/Power/
History/Nature: Papers in Honor of Roy A. Rappaport’’). The panel was the
second organized session of the newly organized Anthropology and Environ-
ment section of the American Anthropological Association (see Crumley, ed.,
2001, for the papers of the inaugural session, ‘‘Human Dimensions of Environ-
mental Change: Anthropology Engages the Issues’’). Alf Hornborg’s paper
on the 1997 panel, ‘‘Ecological Knowledge and Personhood: Rethinking Cog-
nized Models,’’ appears as ‘‘Ecological Knowledge and Personhood: Have We
Always Been Capitalists?’’ in Ecology and the Sacred, edited by Ellen Messer
and Michael Lambek (2001). Conrad Kottak’s paper on this occasion appears
as ‘‘The New Ecological Anthropology’’ in ‘‘Ecologies for Tomorrow: Read-
ing Rappaport Today,’’ edited by Aletta Biersack (1999:23–35). Others giving
papers on the 1997 panel included Philippe Descola and Jonathan Friedman.
Arturo Escobar, Maurice Godelier, and Pete Vayda served as the panel’s very
capable discussants. Jim Greenberg and I thank all participants for making the
occasion memorable. We would like also to thank Ellen Messer and Michael
Lambek for discussions in 1996 about Rappaport’s work and how best to mark
his passing (see their edited volume Ecology and the Sacred [2001]). The
tributors, along with Jerry Jacka and Quent Winterhoff, prepared the artwork(see
for this volume. Finally, Jim Greenberg and I would like to thank Skip Rap-
paport for encouraging the project and for his years of mentoring.
occasion memorable.
We thank Skip Rappaport for encouraging the project and for his years
of mentoring. We also thank Ellen Messer and Michael Lambek for discus-con-
sions in 1996 about Rappaport’s work and how best to mark his passing
their edited volume Ecology and the Sacred [2001]). We gratefully acknowledge
the small grant for artwork preparation received from the Center for Asian
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