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After Tylor : British social anthropology, 1888-1951

Author: George W Stocking, Jr.
Publisher: London : Athlone, 1996, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A comprehensive exploration of the intellectual transition that gave rise to modern British social anthropology. The author emphasizes the interplay of ethnographic data and anthropological theory,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George W Stocking, Jr.
ISBN: 0485300729 9780485300727 0299145808 9780299145804
OCLC Number: 34379267
Description: xx, 570 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Center and periphery - armchair anthropology, missionary ethnography and evolutionary theory; animism, totemism and Christianity - a pair of heterodox Scottish evolutionists; from the armchair to the field - the Darwinian zoologist as ethnographer; the Frazerian moment - evolutionary anthropology in disarray; the revival of diffusionist ethnology; from fieldwork to functionalism - Malinowski and the emergence of British social anthropology; anthropological institutions, colonial interests and the first cohorts of social anthropologists.
Responsibility: George W. Stocking, Jr.


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