The point of literary criticism in anthropology is not to replace research, but to find out how it is that we are persuasive.
Younger anthropologists have the notion that anthropology is too diverse. The number of things done under the name of anthropology is just infinite; you can do anything and call it anthropology.
I'm an inveterate fox and not a hedgehog, so I always think you should try everything.
Meaning is socially, historically, and rhetorically constructed.
My instincts are always against people who want to fasten some sort of hegemony onto things.