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Pioneers of the Field : South Africa's Women Anthropologists, Paperback / softback Book

Pioneers of the Field : South Africa's Women Anthropologists Paperback / softback

Part of the The International African Library series


Focusing on the crucial contributions of women researchers, Andrew Bank demonstrates that the modern school of social anthropology in South Africa was uniquely female-dominated.

The book traces the personal and intellectual histories of six remarkable women through the use of a rich cocktail of archival sources, including family photographs, private and professional correspondence, field-notes and field diaries, published and other public writings and even love letters.

The book also sheds new light on the close connections between their personal lives, their academic work and their anti-segregationist and anti-apartheid politics.

It will be welcomed by anthropologists, historians and students in African studies interested in the development of social anthropology in twentieth-century Africa, as well as by students and researchers in the field of gender studies.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 335 pages, 43 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Biography: historical, political & military
  • ISBN: 9781316604915

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