Anthropology in Egypt 1900-1967: Culture, Function, and Reform

Anthropology in Egypt 1900-1967: Culture, Function, and Reform

Nicholas S Hopkins
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Author:  Nicholas S Hopkins
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  180
Publisher:  The American University in Cairo Press
Year:  2015
ISBN:  9789774166853

Anthropology as a discipline came to Egypt around 1900, as foreign anthropologists reported home on the culture they found. Gradually the intellectual approach was influenced by the functionalist school, stressing that a society consists of interlocking parts. As Egyptians took the lead in anthropology, in the 1930s, the discipline entered into the debate about the need to reform Egyptian society and culture especially in the rural areas, against a general background of functionalism. This approach dominated through the 1960s, when there was a break in Egypt because of the Six-Day War and in world anthropology because of the emergence of new intellectual models. This study traces the evolution of anthropology in Egypt through the stories of its practitioners such as Blackman, Galal, Evans-Pritchard, Hocart, Abbas Ammar, Hamid Ammar, Berque, Abou Zeid, el Hamamsy, Uways, and their contemporaries, showing their challenges and accomplishments. --Provided by publisher.

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