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Cultures of scholarship

Author: S C Humphreys
Publisher: Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, [1997] ©1997
Series: Comparative studies in society and history book series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays collected in this volume offer a comparative perspective on scholarship across a wide range of cultures and periods, from oral instruction by Yoruba diviners in West Africa to Renaissance humanism and nineteenth-century anthropology. The contributors address three prominent issues: the relation between oral and written transmission of knowledge; the nature of contacts between European scholars and the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cultures of scholarship.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1997
(OCoLC)859464971
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S C Humphreys
ISBN: 0472096540 9780472096541 0472066544 9780472066544
OCLC Number: 36557003
Description: xiv, 428 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : let's hear it for the magpies / S.C. Humphreys --
Childhood : naturalization of development into a Japanese space / Stefan Tanaka --
Should the subaltern dream? "Australian Aborigines" and the problem of ethnographic ventriloquism / Patrick Wolfe --
Colonizing the national imaginary : folklore, anthropology, and the making of the modern state / Uli Linke --
Recycling tradition : culture, history, and political economy in the chrysanthemum festivals of South China / Helen F. Siu --
Writing traditions in colonial Java : the question of Islam / Nancy Florida --
Occidentalism and Orientalism : perspectives on legal pluralism / Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph --
The origins and impact of the Renaissance sense of history : notes on the humanist as an intellectual type / Anthony Grafton --
History and law in sixteenth-century Peru : the impact of European scholarly traditions / Sabine G. MacCormack --
Gnosis, colonialism, and cultures of scholarship / Walter D. Mignolo --
Schooling, language, and knowledge in literate and nonliterate societies / F. Niyi Akinnaso --
Genealogies of reading and the scholarly cultures of Islam / Brinkley Messick.
Series Title: Comparative studies in society and history book series.
Responsibility: S.C. Humphreys, editor.
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The essays collected in this volume offer a comparative perspective on scholarship across a wide range of cultures and periods, from oral instruction by Yoruba diviners in West Africa to Renaissance humanism and nineteenth-century anthropology. The contributors address three prominent issues: the relation between oral and written transmission of knowledge; the nature of contacts between European scholars and the learned persons of other societies; and Western constructions of the culture and knowledge of non-Western peoples and of the "folk" in Europe. Cultures of Scholarship will be invaluable to scholars in historical anthropology and cultural studies and to teachers and students interested in expanding the traditional content of "Great Books" courses.

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