British Academy Lectures 2012-13

Hardcover | March 27, 2014

EditorJanet Carsten, Simon Frith

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British Academy lectures have previously been published in the Proceedings of the British Academy. Lectures are now made available in the new open access Journal of the British Academy. But they will also be printed in an annual volume. This volume publishes xx lectures from the 2012 and 2013programmes, which were posted to the Journal in 2013.The subjects covered include early 20th-century ethnographic research among the Andaman Islanders and Polar Eskimos, the Scottish Mental Surveys of 1932 and 1947, Edward Lear's nonsense poetry, university authors' rights and the end of the British Empire in India. The editors are Professors Janet Carsten and Simon Frith, who are both Fellows of the British Academy. The authors are all recognised experts in their fields within the humanities and social sciences and the texts published here have been rigorously peer-reviewed.

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British Academy lectures have previously been published in the Proceedings of the British Academy. Lectures are now made available in the new open access Journal of the British Academy. But they will also be printed in an annual volume. This volume publishes xx lectures from the 2012 and 2013programmes, which were posted to the Journal...

Janet Carsten is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. Simon firth is Tovey Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pagesPublished:March 27, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0197265669

ISBN - 13:9780197265666

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Kirsten Hastrup: Andaman Islanders and Polar Eskimos: emergent ethnographic subjects c. 1900 (Radcliffe-Brown Lecture in Social Anthropology)Matthew Bevis: Edward Lear's lines of flight (Chatterton Lecture on Poetry)Jane Ginsburg: 'All the world's knowledge': Universal authors' rights (British Academy Law Lecture)Ian Deary: An intelligent Scotland: Professor Sir Godfrey Thomson and the Scottish Mental Surveys of 1932 and 1947 (Joint BA/British Psychological Society Lecture)Judith Brown: The end of Empire in India revisited (Raleigh Lecture on History)Michael Cook: The appeal of fundamentalism (British Academy Lecture)David Denison: Parts of speech: solid citizens or slippery customers? (Philological Society Lecture)Arne Westad: Ronald Reagan and the re-constitution of American hegemony (Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture)Mark Mazower: The Greek War of Independence in a global era (Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture in American History)Nicholas Cook: Between art and science: music as performance (Aspects of Art Lecture)Andrew Pettigrew: Can leaders make a difference to organisational performance? (Sir John Cass's Foundation Lecture)Colin Renfrew: The sanctuary at Keros: questions of materiality and monumentality (Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture)Richard Parish: Imitations of Christ in 17th-century France: Some attendant difficulties (Lecture in Modern Languages)