Difficult folk? : a political history of social anthropology / David MillsView open-access ebook from JSTOR. 1 available
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- Methodology and history in anthropology ; volume 19
- Methodology and history in anthropology ; v. 19.
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-203) and index.
- Ideas, individuals, identities and institutions -- Why disciplinary histories matter -- A tale of two departments? Oxford and the LSE -- The politics of disciplinary professionalisation -- Anthropology at the end of empire -- Tribes and territories -- How not to apply anthropological knowledge : the RAI and its "friends" -- Anthropologists and "race" : social research in post-colonial Britain -- Discipline on the defensive? -- The uses of academic identity -- Disciplining the archives.
- 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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- Ethnology -- Political aspects -- Great Britain.
- Ethnology -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
- Ethnologie -- Aspect politique -- Grande-Bretagne.
- Ethnologie -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
- Ethnology. (OCoLC)fst00916106
- Ethnology -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00916146
- Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
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- History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
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- Political history of social anthropology
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