Professor Isaac Schapera (known to his friends as Schap) the last survivor of the early “British Social Anthropologists”, died in his 98th year, in London on Isaac Schapera, who died in June aged 98, was the most senior of the three To use an expression that Fortes once used of himself, Schapera was a. Isaac Schapera, who has died aged 98, was perhaps the last surviving member of the seminar run by Bronislaw Malinowski at the London.
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Visitors would find him interested in their work, ready with advice and generous with his field notes. A formidably skilled and patient ethnographer, Schapera worked for the greater part of his career on the Tswana people of the Bechuanaland protectorate now Botswanabuilding up over successive field trips a detailed picture of almost every area of Tswana schapra.
Cambridge History of the British Empire.
Eiselen ‘Religious Beliefs and Practices’ pp. Schapera’s integrity and independence appears clearly in his scholarship, providing a sure foundation for the affection and respect he enjoys in contemporary Botswana – a street is named after him in Gaborone and he received a DLitt from the University of Botswana.
Praise Poems of Tswana Chiefs. Mahatma Gandhi, Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist…. Hilda Kuper,’Isaac Schapera’, pp.
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In his youth he attended school, and later university, in Cape Town, South Africa. Bantu Tribes of South Africa.
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He was a student of Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brownwho is isaxc a founder of structural-functionalism theory in anthropology. References to this book Africa: Schapera’s life was his work, and he never married. Several reprints, Archived from the original on 7 December Studies in African Law. There he worked as a professor of social anthropology before joining the Department of Anthropology at LSE.
Schapera conscientiously kept within the original mandate of the Administration and produced an authoritative, straightforward compilation. Reprinted in Discovery 6: During the 15 years after his return to Cape Town, Schapera would take the train north to Schapeea at the beginning of most teaching breaks and settle down to work in Mochudi or one of the other Tswana capitals.
Schapera worked with both British and native political structures in his studies of land tenure and migration and was able to analyze the effects of government colonial policy in several areas. Tribal and Peasant Economies.
Anthropologists by nationality Anthropology by year Bibliography Journals List of indigenous peoples Organizations. Influential ecclesiastical authorities were also sometimes deeply angered by his frank accounts of Tswana family life and sexual activity. This page was last edited on 23 Augustat These questions were, of course, about isaax relatively young man, last seen some 20 years before, not the genial, senior figure still busy at his typewriter and, off-duty, entertaining graduate students and younger colleagues at Italian restaurants in Soho.
But it is not just a text used in neo-traditional courts. The Historical Development of a Human Landscape.
The Khoisan Peoples of South Schaperra Thank you for your feedback. A Bibliography Compiled by Suzette Heald. His work was influenced by his instructors A. Increasingly frail, he retained his sharp mind, warm heart and acerbic tongue. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. South African papers” Schapera; —, Burchell, Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa in 2 vols.
Contact our editors with your feedback. Appointed to an anthropology chair at LSE inhe remained there until his retirement in An Evaluation of the Work of Bronislaw Malinowski.
Books by Isaac Schapera
Report submitted to the Bechuanaland Protectorate, N. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute [old series ended in with volume 95 and was replaced by Man new. Like many anthropologists of his generation, he worked closely with a colonial administration.
He became one of his generation’s leading specialists in African anthropology. Account Options Sign in.
Memorandum to the Standing Committee in connection with the proposed Bushman Enquiry. More Letters to African Teachers. Minutes of Ngwaketse Public Assemblies, Botswana Journal of African Studies Vol.
After his death, a research program called “Recovering the Schapera Project”  was carried out by the University of Botswana to build upon Schapera’s research. The Shapera Project is funded by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Botswana for the university overtook assessing this data and building upon it after Schapera’s death. An Appreciation’, by Max Gluckman shcapera I. Tribal Legislation among the Tswana of the Bechuanaland Protectorate: