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Stocking, George W. Jr (George Ward) 1928-2013

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Works: 66 works in 336 publications in 3 languages and 17,111 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: GN308, 306
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Observers observed : essays on ethnographic fieldwork ( Book )
24 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of Anthropology is a new series of annual volumes, each of which will treat an important theme in the history of anthropological inquiry. For this initial volume, the editors have chosen to focus on the modern cultural anthropology: intensive fieldwork by "participant observation." Observers Observed includes essays by a distinguished group of historians and anthropologists covering major episodes in the history of ethnographic fieldwork in the American, British, and French traditions since 1880. As the first work to investigate the development of modern fieldwork in a serious historical way, this collection will be of great interest and value to anthropologist, historians of science and the social sciences, and the general readers interested in the way in which modern anthropologists have perceived and described the cultures of "others." Included in this volume are the contributions of Homer G. Barnett, University of Oregon; James Clifford, University of California, Santa Cruz; Douglas Cole, Simon Frazer University; Richard Handler, Lake Forest College; Curtis Hinsley, Colgate University; Joan Larcom, Mount Holyoke College; Paul Rabinow, University of California, Berkeley; and the editor
Malinowski, Rivers, Benedict, and others : essays on culture and personality ( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of Anthropology is a series of annual volumes, inaugurated in 1983, each of which treats a theme of major importance in both the history and current practice of anthropological inquiry. Drawing its title from a poem of W. H. Auden's, the present volume, Malinowski, Rivers, Benedict, and Others (the fourth in the series) focuses on the emergence of anthropological interest in "culture and personality" during the 1920s and 1930s. It also explores the historical, cultural, literary, and biological background of major figures associated with the movement, including Bronislaw Manlinowski, Edward Sapir, Abram Kardiner, Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, and Gregory Bateson. Born in the aftermath of World War I, flowering in the years before and after World War II, severely attacked in the 1950s and 1960s, "culture and personality" was subsequently reborn as "psychological anthropology." Whether this foreshadows the emergence of a major anthropological subdiscipline (equivalent to cultural, social, biological, or linguistic anthropology) from the current welter of "adjectival" anthropologies remain to be seen. In the meantime, the essays collected in the volume may encourage a rethinking of the historical roots of many issues of current concern. Included in this volume are the contributions of Jeremy MacClancy, William C. Manson, William Jackson, Richard Handler, Regna Darnell, Virginia Yans-McLaughlin, James A. Boon, and the editor
Objects and others essays on museums and material culture ( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of Anthropology is a series of annual volumes, inaugurated in 1983, each of which treats an important theme in the history of anthropological inquiry. Objects and Others, the third volume, focuses on a number of questions relating to the history of museums and material culture studies: the interaction of museum arrangement and anthropological theory; the tension between anthropological research and popular education; the contribution of museum ethnography to aesthetic practice; the relationship of humanistic and anthropological culture, and of ethnic artifact and fine art; and, more generally, the representation of culture in material objects. As the first work to cover the development of museum anthropology since the mid-nineteenth century, it will be of great interest and value not only to anthropologist, museologists, and historians of science and the social sciences, but also to those interested in "primitive" art and its reception in the Western world
Bones, bodies, behavior essays on biological anthropology ( )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Functionalism historicized essays on British social anthropology ( )
14 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic Motives explores a topic that has been underemphasized in the historiography of anthropology. Tracking the Romantic strains in the the writings of Rousseau, Herder, Cushing, Sapir, Benedict, Redfield, Mead, Lévi-Strauss, and others, these essays show Romanticism as a permanent and recurrent tendency within the anthropological tradition
Colonial situations essays on the contextualization of ethnographic knowledge ( )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The relation of anthropology to colonialism and imperialism became a burning issue for anthropologists in the mid-1960s. As European colonies in Asia and Africa became independent nations, as the United States engaged in war in Southeast Asia and in covert operations in South America, anthropologists questioned their interactions with their subjects and worried about the political consequences of government-supported research. By 1970, some spoke of anthropology as "the child of Western imperialism" and as "scientific colonialism." Ironically, as the link between anthropology and colonialism became more widely accepted within the discipline, serious interest in examining the history of anthropology in colonial contexts diminished. This volume is an effort to initiate a critical historical consideration of the varying "colonial situations" in which (and out of which) ethnographic knowledge essential to anthropology has been produced. The essays comment on ethnographic work from the middle of the nineteenth century to nearly the end of the twentieth, in regions from Oceania through southeast Asia, the Andaman Islands, and southern Africa to North and South America. The "colonial situations" also cover a broad range, from first contact through the establishment of colonial power, from District Officer administrations through white settler regimes, from internal colonialism to international mandates, from early "pacification" to wars of colonial liberation, from the expropriation of land to the defense of ecology. The motivations and responses of the anthropologists discussed are equally varied: the romantic resistance of Maclay and the complicity of Kubary in early colonialism; Malinowski's salesmanship of academic anthropology; Speck's advocacy of Indian land rights; Schneider's grappling with the ambiguities of rapport; and Turner's facilitation of Kaiapo cinematic activism
Romantic motives essays on anthropological sensibility ( )
9 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic Motives explores a topic that has been underemphasized in the historiography of anthropology. Tracking the Romantic strains in the the writings of Rousseau, Herder, Cushing, Sapir, Benedict, Redfield, Mead, Lévi-Strauss, and others, these essays show Romanticism as a permanent and recurrent tendency within the anthropological tradition
Race, culture, and evolution; essays in the history of anthropology by George W Stocking ( Book )
29 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volksgeist as method and ethic essays on Boasian ethnography and the German anthropological tradition ( )
12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Franz Boas, the major founding figure of anthropology as a discipline of America, came to the United States from Germany in 1886. Though this fact is widely known, the significance of Boas' roots in German intellectual tradition and late nineteenth century German anthropology remains obscure. The essays in Volkgeist a Method and Ethic explore the Germanic influences on Boasian anthropology and clarify their implications for the ethnographic practice that Boas promulgated
The shaping of American anthropology, 1883-1911; a Franz Boas reader by Franz Boas ( Book )
5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Victorian anthropology by George W Stocking ( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Tylor : British social anthropology, 1888-1951 by George W Stocking ( Book )
27 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stocking emphasizes the interplay of ethnographic data and anthropological theory, offering a richly detailed account of the lives and works of a series of influential figures, both well remembered and lesser known, against a background of overseas colonial concerns and domestic intellectual ferment. Taking as its starting point a major comparative essay published in 1888 by Edward Burnett Tylor, the reigning patriarch of evolutionary anthropology, the book examines the developing tension between the social evolutionary paradigm and the ethnographic data collected by British missionaries in Australia (Lorimer Fison) and Melanesia (Robert Henry Codrington) and the attempts by second-generation evolutionary theorists (Robertson Smith and Andrew Lang) to treat the growth of religion in less purely rationalistic terms than those of Tylor's animism
The ethnographer's magic and other essays in the history of anthropology by George W Stocking ( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Stocking has been widely recognized as the premier historian of anthropology ever since the publication of his first volume of essays, Race, Culture, and Evolution, in 1968. As editor of several publications, including the highly acclaimed History of Anthropology series, he has led the movement to establish the history of anthropology as a recognized research specialization. In addition to the study Victorian Anthropology, his work includes numerous essays covering a wide range of anthropological topics. The eight essays collected in The Ethnographer's Magic consider the emergence of anthropology since the late nineteenth century as an academic discipline grounded in systematic fieldwork. Drawing extensively on unpublished manuscript materials, the essays focus primarily on Franz Boas and Bronislaw Malinowski, the leading figures in the American and the British academic fieldwork traditions. According to George Marcus of Rice University, the essays "represent the most informative and insightful writings on Malinowski and Boas and their legacies that are yet available." Beyond their biographical material, the essays here touch upon major themes in the history of anthropology: its powerfully mythic aspect and persistent strain of romantic primitivism; the contradictions of its relationship to the larger sociopolitical sphere; its problematic integration of a variety of natural scientific and humanistic inquiries; and the tension between its scientific aspirations and its subjectively acquired data. To provide an overview against which to read the other essays, Stocking has also included a sketch of the history of anthropology from the ancient Greeks to the present. For this collection, Stocking has written prefatory commentaries for each of the essays, as well as two more extended contextualizing pieces. An introductory essay ("Retrospective Prescriptive Reflections") places the volume in autobiographical and historiographical context; the Afterword ("Postscriptive Prospective Reflections") reconsiders major themes of the essays in relation to the recent past and present situation of academic anthropology
Delimiting anthropology : occasional essays and reflections by George W Stocking ( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Franz Boas reader : the shaping of American anthropology, 1883-1911 by Franz Boas ( Book )
14 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and Portuguese and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learned societies and the evolution of the disciplines by Saul Bernard Cohen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected papers from the American anthropologist, 1921-1945 ( Book )
3 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American anthropology, 1921-1945 : papers from the American anthropologist by American Anthropological Association ( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the 1920s through the end of World War II, American anthropology grew in complexity while its scope became increasingly global and contemporary. Much insightful and innovative work continued to be produced by scholars working with Native American and First Nation communities, but the significant contributions of those conducting research abroad soon became hard to ignore. The nature of culture and acculturation were scrutinized and theorized about repeatedly; the relationship between culture and personality became an important subject of inquiry; particular historical reconstructions were
Selected papers from the American Anthropologist ( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American social scientists and race theory, 1890-1915 by George W Stocking ( )
9 editions published between 1960 and 1987 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Stockhing George Ward, Jr., 1928-
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Stocking, George Ward 1928-2013
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