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Anthropology, History and Personal Narratives: Reflections on Writing ‘African Voices, African Lives

Caplan, Pat. 1999. Anthropology, History and Personal Narratives: Reflections on Writing ‘African Voices, African Lives. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 9, pp. 283-290. ISSN 0080-4401 [Article]

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Almost half a century ago, the famous British anthropologist Evans-Pritchard suggested that anthropology is actually a form of historiography, thus initiating a debate about the relationship between the two disciplines which has continued sporadically ever since. His statement was a reaction to the claims of Radcliffe-Brown, a founding ‘father’ of British social anthropology, that social anthropology was a kind of science, whereas Evans-Pritchard sought to claim it for the humanities.

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Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.2307/3679405

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

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1999Published

Item ID:

18024

Date Deposited:

21 Apr 2016 13:10

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 10:59

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Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18024

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