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Author Morton, Christopher A., author.

Title The anthropological lens : rethinking E.E. Evans-Pritchard / Christopher Morton
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents Intro -- Halftitle page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Acknowledgements -- Table of contents -- List of illustrations -- 1. Photographs are to think with: Historicizing anthropology -- Frustrated radical? -- From natural science to history -- Photography and anthropological fieldwork in the 1920s and 1930s -- 2. Survivals, surveys, and struggles: First fieldwork -- A life of adventure -- Survival of a sun god? -- Battles with Malinowski -- Surveying for Seligman -- 3. Visuality and textuality: Encountering Zande ritual -- Ritual sequence, photographic seriality
7. The participant-photographer: Encountering Nuer ritual -- Photography and participant-observation -- Photographing ritual -- Film 7 -- Film 9 -- Film 4 -- Seriality and partiality in the archive -- The sight of the field in the archive -- 8. The poet, the missionary, and the sacred spears -- The poet and the missionary -- Of sacred spears and their custodians -- Index
Inscription and ethnography -- Textual and visual excess -- 4. Double alienation: Fieldwork and photography between two worlds -- Situating the field -- Zande self-presentation -- 'Nuerosis' -- Context as author -- The relational image -- A double alienation -- 5. Image, archive, and monograph: Dangerous liaisons -- Modern anthropology's Las Meninas -- Reading The Nuer visually -- Reading the monograph -- Reading the archive -- 6. Akobo Realism: Conversations with the Anuak -- Heading for the Galla -- One king or many? -- Trekking the Akobo
Summary This is a highly illustrated text exploring the work of Sir Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard, widely considered the most influential British anthropologist of the 20th century, through the lens of his fieldwork photography. It offers new insight and a major reinterpreatation of Evans-Pritchard's theoretical contributions to the discipline
Notes This edition also issued in print: 2020
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on June 11, 2020)
Subject Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973.
Anthropology -- Fieldwork -- History -- 20th century
Anthropology -- Methodology -- History -- 20th century
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191850705