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Difficult Folk? - A Political History of Social Anthropology (Hardcover): David Mills
Difficult Folk? - A Political History of Social Anthropology (Hardcover): David Mills

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Difficult Folk? - A Political History of Social Anthropology (Hardcover)

David Mills

Series: Methodology & History in Anthropology, v. 19

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How should we tell the histories of academic disciplines? All too often, the political and institutional dimensions of knowledge production are lost beneath the intellectual debates. This book redresses the balance. Written in a narrative style and drawing on archival sources and oral histories, it depicts the complex pattern of personal and administrative relationships that shape scholarly worlds. Focusing on the field of social anthropology in twentieth-century Britain, this book describes individual, departmental and institutional rivalries over funding and influence. It examines the efforts of scholars such as Bronislaw Malinowski, Edward Evans-Pritchard and Max Gluckman to further their own visions for social anthropology. Did the future lie with the humanities or the social sciences, with addressing social problems or developing scholarly autonomy? This new history situates the discipline's rise within the post-war expansion of British universities and the challenges created by the end of Empire.

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Imprint: Berghahn Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Methodology & History in Anthropology, v. 19
Release date: May 2008
Authors: David Mills
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-1-84545-450-0
Barcode: 9781845454500
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LSN: 1-84545-450-2

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