Expansive Moment The Rise of Social Anthropology in Britain and Africa, 1918-1970

ISBN-10: 0521456665

ISBN-13: 9780521456661

Edition: 1995

Authors: Jack Goody

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Jack Goodys book explores the development of the discipline of social anthropology through its key practitioners and how far its concerns interacted with the political and ideological debate of the interwar years. It is a study of the different ideological and intellectual approaches adopted by the emerging subject of social anthropology and how far these views were incorporated into and defined by the structures and institutions in which they developed. However it is also an analysis of how far the subject was created by its own response to key issues of the time: colonialism - specifically Africa, anti-Semitism and communism. Goodys approach is characteristically personal: Malinowski dominates the discussion, as well as Fortes, Radcliffe-Brown and Evans-Pritchard, and his own experience, gathered over a wide-ranging life of fieldwork informs the conclusion of the book.
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/10/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction
The economic and organisational basis of British social anthropology in its formative period, 1930-39: social reform in the colonies
Training for the field: the sorcerer's apprentices
Making it to the field as a Jew and a Red
Personal and intellectual friendships: Fortes and Evans-Pritchard
Personal and intellectual animosities: Evans-Pritchard, Malinowski and others
The Oxford Group
Some achievements of anthropology in Africa
Personal contributions
Concluding remarks
Appendices
List of references
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