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The Intercultural Challenge of Stanners First Fieldwork

Hinkson, Melinda


W.E.H. Stanner is a key figure in the history of Australian anthropology and Aboriginal affairs. A student of both Radcliffe-Brown and Malinowski, Stanner undertook anthropological work from the 1930s in north Australia, Africa and briefly in the Pacific. This paper traces Stanner's attempt to wrestle with the conceptual framework he inherited as a student of structural-functionalism, on the ground, during his first field research in north Australia. A selective reading of the notes Stanner...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceania


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