Tyce Shideler's years of research and writing have produced a guide to the history of anthropology that will prove indispensible to students and teachers alike. Comprehensive in scope and meticulous in organization, Chains of Tradition captures the evolution of this most human of sciences through  portraits of the people — and their ideas — who contributed to it.

“This textbook is an erudite, yet highly accessible introduction to the history of anthropology that I wish I’d had on my shelves while I was a student. It is thoughtfully arranged with an eye for historical detail and provides critical commentary on key theoretical concepts and thematic debates. Shideler has written an immensely engaging volume that will be of great interest and value to both students and established scholars alike. He speaks clearly to the future of anthropology while never losing site of its past.”

        - Robert A. Farnan, Chiang Mai University


Tyce Shideler is a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Anthropology at Heidelberg University in Germany. He earned a Masters degree in social anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, where his research focused on international development, post-genocide reconciliation, and justice initiatives in contemporary Rwanda. His current research at Heidelberg focuses on sociocultural transformation and religious resurgence in post-socialist societies in Southeast Asia. Outside of academia he works in international development, with recent experience in Armenia, Afghanistan, Mauritania, Niger, and Burkina Faso.

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