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The Geography of Descent

Gillian Feeley-Harnik

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263242
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734014 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0013

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

The Geography of Descent

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This lecture discusses and uses Radcliffe-Brown's insights to perform an ethnography of the science and popular culture of descent in the fertile decades of the mid-nineteenth-century. It focuses on Darwin's work with people outside scholarly circles, such as artisans and tradespeople.

Keywords: Radcliffe-Brown; ethnography; descent; scholarly circles; artisans; tradespeople

Chapter.  21102 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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