In this article I examine the problem of the borders of anthropology and its identity as a discipline of
knowledge. I focus on four themes. I take into consideration what anthropologists treat as an indicator of separate
ness of the discipline, what they place on the boundary
between anthropology and related disciplines.
I discuss the
process of disciplining anthropology, which, following J.
Clifford, can be defined as articulation and re-articulation
of nodding points of this domain. Also, I
analyse the content of Polish anthropological textbooks to establish how the
identity of discipline is articulated by their authors. I direct my attention to the specificity of anthropology practiced
in Poland in the context of locating it among so-called “other anthropologies.” I analyze the issue which is important
for contemporary anthropologists as well as for sociologists, namely, the relationship between the
and the science practiced locally.