Comparing Impossibilities 8211 Selec by Moore Sally Falk
Few scholars have had a more varied career than Sally Falk Moore. Once a lawyer for an elite New York law firm her career has led her to the Nuremberg trials where she prepared cases against major industrialists to Harvard to the Spanish archives where she studied the Inca political system and to the mountain of Kilimanjaro where she studied the politics of Tanzanian socialism. This book offers a compelling tour of Moore s diverse experiences a history of her thought as she reflects on her life and thought in the disciplines of anthropology law and politics. The essays range from studies of myths of incest and sexuality to those of economic development projects from South America to Africa. The result is an astonishing assortment of works from one of the most respected legal anthropologists in the field one who brought together disparate places and ideas in enriching comparisons that showcase the possibilities and impossibilities of anthropology. '