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Alfred Cort Haddon (1855–1940) was an influential British anthropologist who played a key role in developing a more structured approach to his field of study. Additionally, he was instrumental in the creation of a School of Anthropology at Cambridge University, and in raising the status of a discipline that, at the time, had dubious associations in academic circles. Originally published in 1942, this volume constitutes a biographical sketch of Haddon, detailing the key events in his life and the actions he took to encourage a scientific approach in anthropology. Although concise, the text is highly informative, with abundant quotations from his writings, a chronological table, and illustrations. This fascinating book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Haddon's life, and the development of anthropology.
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- Date Published: February 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521166324
- length: 194 pages
- dimensions: 203 x 127 x 11 mm
- weight: 0.22kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Childhood and boyhood. 1855–1877
2. Cambridge. 1875–1880
3. Dublin. 1880–1900
4. Torres Straights and New Guinea. 1888–1914
5. Cambridge and anthropology. 1893–1911
6. Cambridge and anthropology (contd.). 1911–1940
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