Een ruggelingse toenadering: geschiedenis en antropologie // [A backward appraoch: history and anthropology]

The discipline of historical anthropology, or anthropological history, as one in which both anthropologists and historians effectively cooperate, does not exist. Anthropologists are poorly equipped to work with historical sources, while historians do not do field research. Interaction between scholars in both disciplines is limited to taking here and there what is useful for one's own purpose. In the future, some historians will continue to use anthropological insights, concepts, and theories, and some anthropologists will continue to adopt the process approach, but the establishment of a discipline in which both parties actually cooperate is not realistic. One potential area for interaction while operating within the relative autonomy of both disciplines lies in doing ethnology, the study of specific cultures.