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The History of the Personality of Anthropology by Alfred Kroeber, edited and with an introduction by Alex Golub
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|Title:||The History of the Personality of Anthropology by Alfred Kroeber, edited and with an introduction by Alex Golub|
|Authors:||Kroeber, Alfred Louis|
|LC Subject Headings:||Anthropology|
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960
|Issue Date:||19 Oct 2013|
|Series/Report no.:||Savage Minds Occasional Papers No. 3|
|Abstract:||This number of the Savage Minds Occasional Paper Series presents an edited version of Kroeber’s “A History of the Personality of Anthropology,” a piece which Kroeber wrote very late in his life. In it, Kroeber lays down his vision of anthropology's unique outlook. In one striking passage, he describes anthropology as a ‘changeling’ discipline. Changelings are, in European folklore, elf or fairy children who are brought up by human parents who are unaware of their child’s true nature. The child of natural science on the one hand and the humanities on the other, Kroeber sees anthropology as ill at ease in its adopted home of the social science.|
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This work includes excerpts from Kroeber, Alfred. 1959. The history of the personality of anthropology. American Anthropologist 61 (3): 398-404.
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