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By Robert J. Gordon

Fifty Key Anthropologists surveys the existence and paintings of a few of the main influential figures in anthropology. The entries, written by means of a global variety of professional participants, symbolize the variety of proposal in the topic, incorporating either vintage theorists and more moderen anthropological thinkers. Names mentioned contain: Clifford Geertz Bronislaw Malinowski Zora Neale Hurston Sherry B. Ortner Claude L?vi-Strauss Rodney Needham Mary Douglas Marcel Mauss This available A-Z advisor includes beneficial cross-referencing, a timeline of key dates and faculties of concept, and proposals for extra interpreting. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars of anthropology and similar topics short of a succinct review of the tips and influence of key anthropologists who've helped to form the self-discipline.

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In 1896 he returned to the American Museum of Natural History in New York, again under Putnam’s direction. Putnam cobbled a position for Boas, which became permanent in 1899, between Columbia University and the Museum. With a solid institutional base, Boas began to consolidate his vision of Americanist anthropology. He persuaded museum patron Morris K. Jesup to sponsor a North Pacific Expedition exploring ties between Asia and the New World. Considerable ethnographic work was accomplished but the promised synthesis never appeared.

In contrast, Balandier characterized his own work as situated ‘at the heart of turbulences’ and attentive to ‘immediate history’ and to ‘crises as revealing moments in societies and cultures’ (Balandier 2003: 9, 25, 70, 60, 62). Selected readings Balandier, G. (1955) Sociologie des Brazzavilles Noires, Paris: A. Colin. ——(1966 [1951]) ‘The Colonial Situation: A theoretical approach,’ in Social Change: The Colonial Situation, I. ), pp. 34–81, New York: Wiley. ——(1970 [1955]) The Sociology of Black Africa: Social Dynamics in Central Africa, New York: Praeger.

Bailey excelled in all dimensions of academic life: administration, research, and, not least of all, teaching. At Sussex the graduate program in anthropology, which focused on peasant communities in southern Europe, was almost a one-man show, and he edited several volumes of his students’ work. Little wonder that those who studied under him during that era have remained so loyal. Over the years Bailey has changed his position regarding some of the fundamental issues in anthropology, most obviously the shift 12 GEORGES BALANDIER (1920–) from social structure to the transactional model.

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