Whether you like Max’s views or not he at least attempts to break through the political somnambulance that exists in social science. He certainly skewers American Anthropology for a host of heads-in-sand or more correctly heads-up-asses. He warns Cdn Anthropology to separate itself more from the AAA hegemon. Folks like me who work with “the Indian” come in for a good face-washing too.
But he also provides sign posts to the way out of all this for anthropology. Have a read.