Death of a Discipline?: Reflections on the History, State, and Future of Social Anthropology in Zimbabwe by Munyaradzi MawereDeath of a Discipline?: Reflections on the History, State, and Future of Social Anthropology in Zimbabwe by Munyaradzi Mawere

Death of a Discipline?: Reflections on the History, State, and Future of Social Anthropology in…

byMunyaradzi Mawere, Artwell Nhemachena

Paperback | August 10, 2017

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This is a book on the state of social anthropology as an academic discipline in contemporary Zimbabwe. The authors are frustrated and disheartened by a problematic visibility and sluggish growth of the discipline in the country. The book makes an important claim that the future and vibrancy of anthropology in Zimbabwe, lies in how well anthropologists in the country and in the diaspora are able to join efforts in articulating, debating and enhancing its relevance and vitality. The book provides a critical overview and nuanced analyses of the role and continued relevance of the discipline in reading and interpreting the social unfolding of everyday life. It is a vital text for understanding and contextualising histories and trends in the development of social anthropology in Zimbabwe and how anthropologists in the country navigate the tumultuous waters and struggles that have engrossed the discipline since colonial times. The book has the capacity to generate added insights and influence national, continental, and global debates and trends in the field.

Munyaradzi Mawere holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He is currently professor in the Department of Culture and Heritage Studies at Great Zimbabwe University. He is an author of more than 50 books and over 190 academic publications.Artwell Nhemachena holds a PhD in Social Anthropology f...
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Title:Death of a Discipline?: Reflections on the History, State, and Future of Social Anthropology in…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:132 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.31 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.31 inPublished:August 10, 2017Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9956762814

ISBN - 13:9789956762811

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Anthropology, Society, and Change  in Conversation

Chapter 2 Anthropology, Christianity, and the  Colonial Project: A Search for a  Humane Anthropology in Zimbabwe

Chapter 3 Anthropology, Politics and Recognition:  A Disciplinary Struggle

Chapter 4 Anthropology and the Search for Relevance

Chapter 5 Anthropology in Zimbabwe Thirty-Five  Years after Independence

Chapter 6 Debunking the Myths, Resuscitating  the Discipline: The Future of Social  Anthropology in Zimbabwe

Chapter 7 Conclusion