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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263242

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.001.0001

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The Geography of Descent

The Geography of Descent

Radcliffe-Brown Lecture in Social Anthropology

(p.311) The Geography of Descent
Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Gillian Feeley-Harnik

British Academy

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

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