The Reluctant Anthropologist: Tales of Madagascartalk Thu 31 Jan 2019, 18:00 – 19:15
Bradninch Place, Gandy Street
Exeter EX4 3LS
- Advance booking: £5.00
Why is it so easy, when we go to somewhere which the tourist industry would describe as very exotic, to get on with people? Part of the answer is that remote people are much less different than we might, at first, believe and that modern society is much less different than is often assumed. This argument will be illustrated by examples from Madagascar.
The Reluctant Anthropologist: Tales of Madagascar is a talk by Professor Emeritus Maurice Bloch, from the Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics. Maurice has taught anthropology in a variety of places and countries but mainly at the London School of Economics. He also was the European Professor at the College de France. His continuing field research is mainly in Madagascar but now he is writing more generally about human social evolution. His two most recent books are Anthropology and the Cognitive Challenge (CUP) and Going In and Out of Each Others Bodies.
This talk is being held on Thursday 31st January 2019 at 6:15pm, doors opening at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased here.