Habitat, Economy, and Society in the Central African Rain Forest

Habitat, Economy, and Society in the Central African Rain Forest

by Jan Vansina
     
 

Over 50 years ago, the renowned anthropologist Daryll Forde strongly advocated comparative anthropological studies. Professor Vansina argues that 50 years later, Forde's criticisms still apply despite both Forde's considerable intellectual legacy and an exponential increase in available information. Using the example of Central African peoples, Professor Vansina

Overview

Over 50 years ago, the renowned anthropologist Daryll Forde strongly advocated comparative anthropological studies. Professor Vansina argues that 50 years later, Forde's criticisms still apply despite both Forde's considerable intellectual legacy and an exponential increase in available information. Using the example of Central African peoples, Professor Vansina challenges the current scholarship of sociologists and anthropologists, and makes a compelling case for broad, historical, comparative studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780854967339
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Series:
Occasional Papers in Anthropology Series, #1
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Jan Vansina, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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