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Book Launch: Robert Gordon
Monday 05 November 2018, 05:30pm - 07:30pm
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BOOK LAUNCH

AT THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

The Enigma of Max Gluckman: The Ethnographic Life of a "Luckyman" in Africa

Robert J. Gordon

Monday 5 November at 5.30pm

Max Gluckman was one of the more enigmatic figures in post-World War 2 social anthropology. Some have suggested that his `Bridge´ essay is the single most important article in the discipline, others have dismissed him as a controversial figure, an anti-colonial activist, and a critic of establishment views in the social sciences and in public life. Not only was he a complex person, but so was social anthropology in this era. Applying a method which emerged out of his Seminars,  the extended case study, I examine his career and the impact of networks and socio-cultural milieu on his scholarly innovations and life trajectory.

The event is free, but tickets must be booked. To book tickets please go to https://robertgordon.eventbrite.co.uk

Location : Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
United Kingdom
http://www.therai.org.uk