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‘Malinowski & the “Native Question” '

Lamont, Mark. 2014. ‘Malinowski & the “Native Question” '. In: Regna Darnell and Frederic W Gleach, eds. Anthropologists and Their Traditions Across National Borders. 8 USA: University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0803253360 [Book Section]

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Volume 8 of the Histories of Anthropology Annual series, the premier series published in the history of the discipline, explores national anthropological traditions in Britain, the United States, and Europe and follows them into postnational contexts. Contributors reassess the major theorists in twentieth-century anthropology, including luminaries such as Franz Boas, Claude Levi-Strauss, Bronisaw Malinowski, A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, Marshall Sahlins, and lesser-known but important anthropological work by Berthold Laufer, A. M. Hocart, Kenelm O. L. Burridge, and Robin Ridington, among others. These essays examine myriad themes such as the pedagogical context of the anthropologist as a teller of stories about indigenous storytellers; the colonial context of British anthropological theory and its projects outside the nation state; the legacies of Claude Levi-Strauss's structuralism regarding culture specific patterns; cognitive universals reflected in empirical examples of kinship, myth, language, classificatory systems, and supposed universal mental structures; and the career of Marshall Sahlins and his trajectory from neo evolutionism and structuralism toward an epistemological skepticism of cross cultural miscommunication.

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Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
2014Published

Item ID:

11777

Date Deposited:

22 Jun 2015 13:09

Last Modified:

19 Apr 2016 16:40

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11777

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