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Reviewer Meets Reviewed: Anthropology and Anthropologists
Thursday 17 March 2016, 09:30am
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REVIEWER MEETS REVIEWED

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM'S ANTHROPOLOGY LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTRE

Anthropology and Anthropologists: the Modern British School

Thursday 17 March at 10.00 am (tea & coffee served from 9.30 am)

Anthropology Library and Research Centre, British Museum

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

The British Museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre, in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, is pleased to present ‘Reviewer meets Reviewed’, a discussion between Professor Adam Kuper, Centennial Professor of Anthropology at the LSE  and author of ‘Anthropology and Anthropologists: the British School in the Twentieth Century’, and Dr David Shankland, who will review the book for the RAI.

Anthropology and Anthropologists provides a provocative account of British social anthropology from the foundations of the discipline, through the glory years of the mid-twentieth century and on to the transformation in recent decades. The book shocked the anthropological establishment on first publication in 1973 but soon established itself as one of the introductions for students of anthropology. Forty years later, this work has been radically revised. Adam Kuper situates the leading actors in their historical and institutional context, probes their rivalries, revisits their debates, and reviews their key ethnographies. Drawing on recent scholarship he shows how the discipline was shaped by the colonial setting and by developments in the social sciences.

Bookings/enquiries: Ted Goodliffe ( TGoodliffe@britishmuseum.org)

Location 2