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Anthropology after GluckmanThe Manchester School, colonial and postcolonial transformations$
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Richard Werbner

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526138002

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7765/9781526138019

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Anthropology after Gluckman

Richard Werbner

Manchester University Press

This introduction highlights the many-sidedness of the Manchester School, with its colonial and postcolonial interests. Care is taken to position the book’s author as an insider and to alert the reader to the book’s account of significant diversity in intellectual histories, personal dispositions and careers. This discussion also anticipates the book’s representation of Manchester’s cosmopolitan anthropology and living legacies for the whole development of social anthropology. Much attention is devoted to clarifying the importance of the Manchester tradition of re-analysing ethnography. Re-analysis is considered as one destabilizing strategy among others, such as deconstruction and redescribing, in order to pave the way for the fresh elucidation through re-analysis in Chapter 9 of a classic among Manchester School studies, Victor Turner’s Chihamba, the White Spirit (1975).

Keywords:   living legacies, cosmopolitan anthropology, plan implementation, ethnographic strategies, re-analysis, relationality, personal networks, social field

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