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Anthropology after Gluckman: The Manchester School, colonial and postcolonial transformations

Richard Werbner


Anthropology after Gluckman places the intimate circle around Max Gluckman, his Manchester School, in the vanguard of modern social anthropology. The book discloses the School’s intense, argument-rich collaborations, developing beyond an original focus in south and central Africa. Where outsiders have seen dominating leadership by Gluckman, a common stock of problems, and much about conflict, Richard Werbner highlights how insiders were drawn to explore many new frontiers in fieldwork and in-depth, reflexive ethnography, because they themselves, in class and gender, ethnicity and national orig ... More

Keywords: Manchester School, social anthropology, intellectual history, sociology of knowledge, colonialism and postcolonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526138002
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526138019


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Werbner, author
University of Manchester