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PEIRANO, Mariza G. S.. Onde está a antropologia?. Mana [online]. 1997, vol.3, n.2, pp. 67-102. ISSN 0104-9313. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-93131997000200003.
This article examines the setting of contemporary anthropology by means of the contrast between four books recently published in the United States (After the Fact by Clifford Geertz and Making PCR by Paul Rabinow) and India (Pathways by T. N. Madan and Critical Events by Veena Das). The comparison is made in the context of a brief ethnographic study of bookstores in the United States which evaluates several recent publications, as well as the reclassification of traditional disciplines. The indispensable role of the authors in works considered classics is examined in present-day context, concluding with a reflection on the possibility of communication between anthropologists of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.