The Religion & Culture Web Forum
"The Iconization of Elián Gonzalez: The Making of National History by Family Melodrama"
by Marshall Sahlins (University of Chicago)
This month's commentary is by Marshall Sahlins, the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and the Social Sciences in the College at the University of Chicago, and is titled " The Iconization of Elián Gonzalez: The Making of National History by Family Melodrama." It will run through the month of July, after which it will continue to be accessible through the Web Forum archive. We invite you to read through Professor Sahlins's comments, as well as those of his formal respondents, Campbell McGrath of Florida International University and Stephan Palmié of the University of Chicago.