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Person and Myth: Maurice Leenhardt in the Melanesian World

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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 Drawing extensively on unpublished letters and journals, Clifford traces Leenhardt's life from his work as a missionary on the island of New Caledonia (1902–1926) to his subsequent return to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.

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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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-256) and index.

About the Author

James Clifford, Professor in the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is the author of The Predicament of Culture and coeditor (with George Marcus) of Writing Culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822312642
Author:
Clifford, James
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Author:
Clifford
Location:
Durham :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Missionaries
Subject:
Anthropologists
Subject:
New Caledonia
Subject:
New Caledonia Social life and customs.
Subject:
Anthropologists -- France -- Biography.
Subject:
Leenhardt, Maurice
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
169
Publication Date:
19920731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 photographs, 1 map
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.99x5.92x.83 in. 1.03 lbs.

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