Closed systems and open minds : the limits of naïvety in social anthropology / edited by Max Gluckman.


Chicago, IL : Aldine Pub. Company, [1964] .

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Subjects Anthropologie.
Anthropology.
Sociologie.
Sociology.
Description 274 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1964]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-268) and index.
Summary Synopsis: Social anthropology, defined operationally in terms of what social anthropologists have done in the last fifty years, is the study and comparison of tribal societies and of small fields of social life with emphasis on the role of custom. When a social anthropologist's research leads him into any field which belongs to other disciplines, what line should he adopt? What use may he make of the results that other scholars have already achieved? Must he knowingly make naive assumptions concerning events which they have regarded as complex?
Contents Preface -- 1: Introduction / Ely Devons and Max Gluckman -- 2: Symbols in Ndembu ritual / V W Turner -- 3: Two villages in Orissa (India) / F G Bailey -- 4: Urban communities in Africa / A L Epstein -- 5: Workshop behaviour / Tom Lupton and Sheila Cunnison -- 6: Social mobility and social class in industrial communities / William Watson -- 7: Conclusion: Modes and consequences of limiting a field of study / Ely Devons and Max Gluckman -- Bibliography -- Index.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)567182
(OCoLC)ocm00567182
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WorldCat Identities Gluckman, Max, 1911-1975,
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