Anthropology After Gluckman

Anthropology After Gluckman The Manchester School, Colonial and Postcolonial Transformations

Hardback (10 Jun 2020) | English

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Placing the Manchester School at the vanguard of modern social anthropology, this book reveals the cosmopolitan distinctiveness of the intimate circle around Max Gluckman. Such distinctiveness, Richard Werbner argues, was driven by creative difference, travelling theories and innovative, interdisciplinary approaches. The expansion of social anthropology as a dynamic, open discipline became the hallmark of the Manchester School. The remarkable careers and legacies of the Manchester School anthropologists are shown for the first time through inter-linked social biography and intellectual history, to reach broadly across politics, law, ritual, development studies, comparative urbanism, social network analysis and mathematical sociology. Werbner reveals that members of the circle engaged in deep dialogue, enduring friendships, and creative collaboration. The re-discovery of the complexity of their engagement and their lasting impact illuminates the exploration of the frontiers between ethnography, the sociology of knowledge, and the anthropology of colonial to postcolonial change.

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Manchester University Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9781526138002
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 631g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 34mm