Work of the Fellows: Monographs

The Expansive Moment: The Rise of Social Anthropology in Britain and Africa, 1918-1970

Goody, Jack (Fellow, 1991-92)

New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995

From the publisher's description:

Jack Goody's new book explores the history of social anthropology as an emergent discipline in the interwar years. It focuses on key practitioners, such as Malinowski and Fortes, and explores how far ideological approaches adopted by social anthropologists were defined by the institutions in which they developed, particularly in response to key issues of the time: colonialism, anti-Semitism and communism. Goody focuses on Britain and Africa, and draws on his own wide-ranging personal fieldwork experience.

Subjects: Anthropology;; Ethnology; Social Anthropology;