Max Gluckman | BERGHAHN BOOKS
Join our Email List Berghahn Books Logo

berghahn New York · Oxford

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Instagram
Browse
Max Gluckman

View Table of Contents


Series
Volume 6

Anthropology's Ancestors



See Related
Anthropology Journals

Email Newsletters

Sign up for our email newsletters to get customized updates on new Berghahn publications.

Click here to select your preferences

Max Gluckman

Hugh Macmillan

184 pages, 11 ills., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-172-2 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (March 2024)

ISBN  978-1-80539-174-6 $24.95/£19.95 / Pb / Not Yet Published (March 2024)

eISBN 978-1-80539-463-1 eBook Not Yet Published


View CartYour country: - edit Recommend to your LibraryAvailable in GOBI®

Reviews

“The reader will learn a lot about Max Gluckman ... The author goes into a great deal of detail about several central topics … and hits the highlights of his imposing career.” • Herbert Lewis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Description

This handy, concise biography describes the life and intellectual contribution of Max Gluckman (1911-75) who was one the most significant social anthropologists of the twentieth century.

Max Gluckman was the founder in the 1950s of the Manchester School of Social Anthropology. He did fieldwork among the Zulu of South Africa in the 1930s and the Lozi of Northern Rhodesia/Zambia in the 1940s. This book describes in detail his academic career and the lasting influence of his Analysis of A Social Situation in Modern Zululand (1940-42) and of his two large monographs on the legal system of the Lozi.

From the Introduction:
Max Gluckman was the most influential of a group of social anthropologists who emerged from South Africa during the 1930s into what was essentially a new academic discipline. His description and analysis of events in real time implied a rejection of contemporary social anthropological practice, of the ‘ethnographic present’, and of hypothetical or conjectural reconstructions and an acceptance of the need to study ‘primitive’ societies in the context of the modern world.

Hugh Macmillan is a historian who has published widely on the history of Southern Africa. He has been a research associate at the University of Oxford's Centre of African Studies and is currently a senior research associate at the University of Johannesburg's Centre for Social Change. His most recent publication is a short biography of Oliver Tambo (Jacana Media, 2018).

Subject: Anthropology (General)Theory and Methodology
Area: AfricaNorthern Europe


Contents

Back to Top



Library Recommendation Form

Dear Librarian,

I would like to recommend Max Gluckman for the library. Please include it in your next purchasing review with my strong recommendation. The RRP is: $145.00

I recommend this title for the following reasons:

BENEFIT FOR THE LIBRARY: This book will be a valuable addition to the library's collection.

REFERENCE: I will refer to this book for my research/teaching work.

STUDENT REFERRAL: I will regularly refer my students to the book to assist their studies.

OWN AFFILIATION: I am an editor/contributor to this book or another book in the Series (where applicable) and/or on the Editorial Board of the Series, of which this volume is part.