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Edmund Leach : an anthropological life

Author: Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Edmund Ronald Leach; Edmund Leach; Edmund Ronald Leach; Edmund Ronald Leach
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
ISBN: 0521808243 9780521808248
OCLC Number: 46937736
Description: xvii, 517 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Edmund Leach (1910-1989): achievements --
2. Childhood and youth --
3. Apprenticeship and the Second World War --
4. The anthropologist at work: teacher and theorist --
5. The Political Systems of Highland Burma --
6. The Frontiers of "Burma" --
7. Pul Eliya: the challenge to descent group theory --
8. Hydraulic Society in Ceylon: contesting Wittfogel's thesis and Sri Lankan mytho-history --
9. The engagement with structuralism --
10. The comparitivist stance: us and them and the translation of cultures --
11. The structural analysis of biblical narratives --
12. Anthropology of art and architecture --
13. Individuals, social persons, and masquerade --
14. Leach and Levi-Strauss: similarities and differences --
15. A Runaway World?
Responsibility: Stanley J. Tambiah.
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