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The Anthropological Lens: Rethinking E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Christopher Morton


Sir Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard (1902-1973) is widely considered the most influential British anthropologist of the twentieth century, known to generations of students for his seminal works on South Sudanese ethnography Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande (OUP 1937) and The Nuer (OUP 1940). In these works, now classics in the anthropological literature, Evans-Pritchard broke new ground on questions of rationality, social accountability, kinship, social and political organization, and religion, as well as influentially moving the discipline in Britain away from the natural sciences a ... More

Keywords: E. E. Evans-Pritchard, South Sudan, Kenya, History of anthropology, Fieldwork photography, Visual history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198812913
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198812913.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Morton, author
Curator of Photograph and Manuscript Collections, Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford