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Anthropology and Africa

Changing Perspectives on a Changing Scene
Sally Falk Moore

BUY Cloth · 164 pp. · 5.5 × 8.5 · ISBN 9780813915043 · $55.00 · Apr 1994
BUY Paper · 164 pp. · 5.5 × 8.5 · ISBN 9780813915050 · $23.50 · Apr 1994

No one working in Africa today or studying Africa in any discipline whatever can afford to ignore the anthropological literature. It has long been the foundational background for a variety of African studies. However, there has never been a succinct historical description of the way the Africanist field has evolved in anthropology, together with a broad bibliographical guide. This book supplies that basic information. But it does more It reviews the field as a controversial history of ideas. African studies in anthropology throw light on the way Anglo-Europeans and Americans have conceived of the rest of the world and the way academic disciplines have changed in this century.

About the Author(s): 

Sally Falk Moore is Victor Thomas Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. She is the author of Social Facts and Fabrications: Customary Law on Kilimanjaro, 1880-1980; Law as Process; and Power and Property in Inca Peru.

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