The Resource Difficult folk? : a political history of social anthropology, David Mills

Difficult folk? : a political history of social anthropology, David Mills

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Difficult folk? : a political history of social anthropology
Title
Difficult folk?
Title remainder
a political history of social anthropology
Statement of responsibility
David Mills
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How 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 the end of Empire."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mills, David
Index
index present
LC call number
GN308.3.G7
LC item number
M55 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oxford
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnologie
  • Völkerkunde
  • Sozialanthropologie
  • Wissenschaft
  • Patronage
  • Kolonialismus
  • Sozialanthropologie
  • Wissenschaft
  • Patronage
  • Kolonialismus
  • Great Britain
  • Sozialanthropologie
  • Grossbritannien
  • Großbritannien
Label
Difficult folk? : a political history of social anthropology, David Mills
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-203) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ideas, individuals, identities and institutions -- Why disciplinary histories matter -- A tale of two departments? Oxford and the LSE -- The politics of disciplinary professionalisation -- Anthropology at the end of empire -- Tribes and territories -- How not to apply anthropological knowledge : the RAI and its "friends" -- Anthropologists and "race" : social research in post-colonial Britain -- Discipline on the defensive? -- The uses of academic identity -- Disciplining the archives
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 221 pages
Isbn
9781845454500
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008014239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)180755141
  • (OCoLC)ocn180755141
Label
Difficult folk? : a political history of social anthropology, David Mills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ideas, individuals, identities and institutions -- Why disciplinary histories matter -- A tale of two departments? Oxford and the LSE -- The politics of disciplinary professionalisation -- Anthropology at the end of empire -- Tribes and territories -- How not to apply anthropological knowledge : the RAI and its "friends" -- Anthropologists and "race" : social research in post-colonial Britain -- Discipline on the defensive? -- The uses of academic identity -- Disciplining the archives
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 221 pages
Isbn
9781845454500
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008014239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)180755141
  • (OCoLC)ocn180755141

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