Prickly Paradigm Press

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Prickly Paradigm Press is a new incarnation of Prickly Pear Pamphlets, which was started in 1993, in Cambridge, England, by anthropologists Keith Hart and Anna Grimshaw.[1] Together they published a series of ten pamphlets on a range of topics in anthropology, the history of science, and ethnographic film. In 1998, Mark Harris and Matthew Engelke took over the press, expanding its operations in the world market and adding a select few titles to its list. In 2001, Marshall Sahlins took over the press, renamed it Prickly Paradigm,[2] and re-published his own pamphlet (Waiting for Foucault) and also Richard Rorty's.[3] In 2004, Justin Shaffner scanned the original Prickly Pear pamphlets into a PDF format and made them freely available for distribution on the Internet.[4]

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  1. ^ "Prickly Pear Pamphlets", The Memory Bank, 25 May 2009.
  2. ^ Russell Jacoby, "Books; The Three P's: Publishing Perishable Prose", The New York Times, August 1, 2004.
  3. ^ Against Bosses, Against Oligarchies: A Conversation with Richard Rorty, Prickly Paradigm Press, Chicago.
  4. ^ "AAA Welcomes Justin Shaffner as Book Review Editor for Digital Book Review Process", American Anthropological Association.

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