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date: 11 August 2020

Anthropology and the Study of Africa 

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources
Author(s):
Jessica JohnsonJessica Johnson

The study of Africa has long been central to the discipline of anthropology. While the first British ethnographic expedition focused on areas of the Pacific, it wasn’t long before anthropologists, inspired by Bronislaw Malinowski’s pathbreaking study of the Trobriand Islands, turned to British colonial territories in Africa to carry out immersive ethnographic field research.... ...

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