Person and Myth - P

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Juli 1992



Originally published in 1982, James Clifford's analytical biography of Maurice Leenhardt (1878-1954)--missionary, anthropologist, founder of French Oceanic studies, historian of religion, and colonial reformer--received wide critical acclaim for its insight into the colonial history of anthropology. Drawing extensively on unpublished letters and journals, Clifford traces Leenhardt's life from his work as a missionary on the island of New Caledonia (1902-1926) to his subsequent return to Paris where he became an academic anthropologist at the ecole Practique des Hautes etudes, where he followed Marcel Mauss and was succeeded in 1951 by Claude Levi-Strauss. Clifford sees in Leenhardt's career a foreshadowing of contemporary anthropological concerns with reflexivity, cultural hybridity, and colonial and post-colonial entanglements.


James Clifford, Professor in the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is the author of "The Predicament of Culture" and coeditor (with George Marcus) of "Writing Culture."


oCliffordOs magisterial biography should make Leenhardt as familiar to us as any other founding father.O --Michael W. Young, Oceania
EAN: 9780822312642
ISBN: 0822312646
Untertitel: Pbk. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 1992
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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