PIONEERS OF THE FIELD, South Africa's women anthropologists

: Bank (A.)

R 385.00
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319pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016


Originally published in the UK in 2016.

Andrew Bank traces the personal and intellectual histories of six women anthropologists: Winifred Tucker Hoernlé, Monica Hunter Wilson, Ellen Hellmann, Audrey Richards, Hilda Beemer Kuper and Eileen Jensen Krige.

"...a major contribution to intellectual history in a volume that recognizes the role played by six women anthropologists who were major contributors to the creation of a distinctive South African voice in anthropology." Elizabeth Colson, University of California, Berkeley

"Andre Bank's insightful scholarship provides a much-needed revision not only to the history of South African anthropology, but also to the history of socio-cultural anthropology in general." Nancy Lutkehaus, University of Southern California

Andrew Bank is Associate Professor and head of the History Department at the University of the Western Cape. He has been commissioning editor of the journal, "Kronos: southern African histories" since 2001.