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Title:Long walk from 'volkekunde' to anthropology: reflections on representing the human in South Africa
Author:van der Waal, C.S.ISNI
Year:2015
Periodical:Anthropology Southern Africa (ISSN 2332-3264)
Volume:38
Issue:3-4
Pages:216-234
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:academics
anthropology
universities
conference papers (form)
About person:C.S. Van der WaalISNI
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/23323256.2015.1088392
Abstract:This paper stems from a seminar that the author gave at his retirement from the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Stellenbosch University earlier in 2015. It details his long personal, political and intellectual journey from volkekunde to social anthropology. Written in the register of historical auto-ethnography, the piece details his theoretical paradigm shift and intellectual interlocutors in the process, while also pointing at the important role that he played in the transformation and expansion of social anthropology at both Rand Afrikaans University (now the University of Johannesburg) and at Stellenbosch University. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]
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