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dc.contributor.authorMills, David
dc.date.issued2008-05-01
dc.date.submitted2018-11-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2020-03-20 03:00:28
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T11:55:53Z
dc.identifier1002490
dc.identifierOCN: 1083014676
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/27517
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/31362
dc.description.abstractHow 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
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology
dc.subject.otherAnthropology
dc.subject.otherTwentieth Century Britain
dc.subject.otherSocial problems
dc.subject.otherScholarly autonomy
dc.subject.otherRivalries
dc.titleDifficult Folk?
dc.title.alternativeA Political History of Social Anthropology
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.2307/j.ctv8mdn66
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameBerghahn Books
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websiteberghahnbooks.com
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9781785336638;9781785336638
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.grant.number101647
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2017: Backlist Collection
dc.number101647
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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