Lambda Alpha Journal, v.28 ( complete version )
Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
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The current volume is dedicated to a dear friend and member of Lambda Alpha, Mr. Chester Arthur Harrison, who passed away in 1997 while serving as an officer in the Society. His efforts and contributions are recognized in a special dedication which opens the volume. The folIowing papers are varied in content and reflects the breadth and diversity of the discipline of anthropology. The introductory article by Plested represents a unique and entertaining piece on socio-linguistics. Her paper is folIowed by an elaborate presentation by Oakland on the collective memory and improvisation in Jazz. He presents a number of complex assessments of interest to the generalist as welI as the Jazz enthusiast. Additional papers include Nail's review of the Miocene fossil primate phenomenon Gigantopithecus, adding an interesting contribution from the field of paleoanthropology, and Gann's brief but rather unique behavioral study of a group of wild Howler monkeys in Costa Rica. Her study is of particular interest because of the relative sparsity of existing observational studies of these primates in the wild. A cultural anthropological contribution by LobenbIiick on the role the party cadre as a social institution in the changing society of China is accompanied by a diverse paper on aspects of the social dynamics of the Hadza and Kaguru of Africa. The concluding article represents a study by Phelps who reports on the effects of a unique field school project on the community that it is aimed at studying. A kind of anthropological study of the effects of anthropological interference. The main articles are folIowed by two book reviews presented by student contributors. As always, the Journal concludes with an updated list of the student award recipients and chapter addresses and advisors.
Peer H. Moore-Jansen, Editor-in-Chief; Melvin A. Johnson, Student Editor-at-Large; Debra Kreutzer, Student Editor; Rachel Je Meinecke, Assistant Student Editor.