While archaeology, historical linguistics and genetics inevitably focus on the past, sociocultural anthropology
is still undergoing a re-emergence of interest in the diachronic, a resurgence which is reflected in the concerns of this book.
The Review contains 35 papers drawn from the fields of archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistics and communicative practices, international anthropology and regional studies, and sociocultural anthropology
The workshops aimed to assess the position of ethnography within the discipline of sociocultural anthropology
and the methodological implications of practice in fieldwork, as well as the use of ethnography in other disciplines in the social and human sciences.