Person and Myth: Maurice Leenhardt in the Melanesian World / Edition 1

Person and Myth: Maurice Leenhardt in the Melanesian World / Edition 1

by James Clifford, James Clifford, Clifford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822312646

ISBN-13: 9780822312642

Pub. Date: 07/29/1992

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Originally published in 1982, James Clifford's analytical biography of Maurice Leenhardt (1878–1954)—missionary, anthropologist, founder of French Oceanic studies, historian of religion, and colonial reformer—received wide critical acclaim for its insight into the colonial history of anthropology. Drawing extensively on unpublished letters and

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Originally published in 1982, James Clifford's analytical biography of Maurice Leenhardt (1878–1954)—missionary, anthropologist, founder of French Oceanic studies, historian of religion, and colonial reformer—received wide critical acclaim for its insight into the colonial history of anthropology. Drawing extensively on unpublished letters and journals, Clifford traces Leenhardt's life from his work as a missionary on the island of New Caledonia (1902–1926) to his subsequent return to Paris where he became an academic anthropologist at the École Practique des Hautes Études, where he followed Marcel Mauss and was succeeded in 1951 by Claude Lévi-Strauss. Clifford sees in Leenhardt's career a foreshadowing of contemporary anthropological concerns with reflexivity, cultural hybridity, and colonial and post-colonial entanglements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822312642
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
07/29/1992
Edition description:
1st pbk. ed
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.83(d)

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