Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2007

416 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719062391

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Ordering Africa

Anthropology, European imperialism and the politics of knowledge

Helen L. Tilley and Robert J. Gordon

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • African research played a major role in transforming the discipline of anthropology in the 20th century
  • Through its chapters on the various imperial powers active in Africa, this book helps to explain how and why
  • It also examines carefully the effects o
  • No other book offers comparative and inter-imperial studies on the history of anthropology in Africa bridging both metropolitan and African developments This book also has the greatest temporal and spatial sweep of all the existing literature on anthropology in Africa, spanning from the late 19th to the last third of the twentieth century The introductory essay of this volume also offers, I believe, the most complete overview and bibliography of the secondary literature on the history of anthropology in Africa that exists

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