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Title:Culture history and African anthropology: a century of research in Germany and Austria
Author:Zwernemann, JürgenISNI
Year:1983
ISSN:0348-5099
Issue:6
Pages:170
Language:English
Series:Uppsala studies in cultural anthropology
City of publisher:Uppsala
Publisher:Almqvist & Wiksell International
ISBN:9155414931
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:African studies
cultural history
anthropology
Abstract:As an introduction to culture-historical research, the author presents the essential ideas and teachings of Ratzel, Frobenius, Graebner, Ankermann, Schmidt, Koppers, Baumann, Jensen, and many other scholars. As far as possible the examples have been taken from African studies. Culture-historical studies, if correctly and carefully carried out, may contribute to the understanding of human culture and its development. Culture history ought to undertake an improvement if its methodology, to adapt it and its theoretical basis to modern necessities. It should also clearly depict the limits of the methodology and its conclusions.
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