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Glimpses into My Own Black Box free pdf George W. Stocking, Jr., has spent a professional lifetime exploring the history of anthropology, and his findings have shaped anthropologists understanding of their field for two generations. Through his meticulous research, Stocking has shown how such forces as politics, race, institutional affiliations, and personal relationships have influenced the discipline from its beginnings. In this autobiography, he turns his attention to a subject closer to home but no less challenging. Looking into his own black box, he dissects his upbringing, his politics, even his motivations in writing about himself. The result is a book systematically, at times brutally, self-questioning. An interesting question, Stocking says, is one that arouses just the right amount of anxiety. But that very anxiety may be the ultimate source of Stocking s remarkable intellectual energy and output. In the first two sections of the book, he traces the intersecting vectors of his professional and personal lives. The book concludes with a coda, Octogenarian Afterthoughts, that offers glimpses of his life after retirement, when advancing age, cancer, and depression changed the tenor of his reflections about both his life and his work. This book is the twelfth and final volume of the influential History of Anthropology series."

About George W Stocking, Jr.

George W. Stocking, Jr., is the Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of many books, including "Victorian Anthropology"- "After Tylor: British Social Anthropology, 1888 1951"- "Delimiting Anthropology," and "The Ethnographer's Magic." He founded the History of Anthropology series published by the University of Wisconsin Press and edited its first eight volumes."

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Author : George W Stocking, Jr.
Publisher : University of Wisconsin Press
Data Published : 15 December 2010
ISBN : 0299249840
EAN : 9780299249847
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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