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Cultures of scholarship

Author: S C Humphreys
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1997.
Series: Comparative studies in society and history book series.
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The essays collected in this volume offer a comparative perspective on scholarship across a wide range of cultures and periods, from oral instruction by Yoruba diviners in West Africa to Renaissance humanism and nineteenth-century anthropology. The contributors address three prominent issues: the relation between oral and written transmission of knowledge; the nature of contacts between European scholars and the  Read more...
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Cultures of scholarship.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1997
(OCoLC)859464971
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S C Humphreys
ISBN: 0472096540 9780472096541 0472066544 9780472066544
OCLC Number: 36557003
Description: xiv, 428 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : let's hear it for the magpies --
Childhood : naturalization of development into a Japanese space --
Should the subaltern dream? "Australian Aborigines" and the problem of ethnographic ventriloquism --
Colonizing the national imaginary : folklore, anthropology, and the making of the modern state --
Recycling tradition : culture, history, and political economy in the chrysanthemum festivals of South China --
Writing traditions in colonial Java : the question of Islam --
Occidentalism and Orientalism : perspectives on legal pluralism --
The origins and impact of the Renaissance sense of history : notes on the humanist as an intellectual type --
History and law in sixteenth-century Peru : the impact of European scholarly traditions --
Gnosis, colonialism, and cultures of scholarship --
Schooling, language, and knowledge in literate and nonliterate societies --
Genealogies of reading and the scholarly cultures of Islam.
Series Title: Comparative studies in society and history book series.
Responsibility: S.C. Humphreys, editor.
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