By Richard Handler, David M. Schneider
In this paintings, in keeping with conversations with Richard Handler, Schneider tells the tale of his days dedicated to anthropology—as a pupil of Clyde Kluckhohn and Talcott Parsons and as a author and instructor whose paintings on kinship and tradition concept revolutionized the self-discipline. With a master’s feel of the telling anecdote, he describes his schooling at Cornell, Yale, and Harvard, his fieldwork at the Micronesian island of Yap and one of the Mescalero Apache, and his years instructing on the London institution of Economics, Berkeley, and the collage of Chicago. Musing at the present country and the way forward for anthropology, Schneider’s solid of characters reads like a who’s who of postwar social technological know-how. His reflections on anthropological box study and educational politics tackle essentially the most urgent moral and epistemological concerns dealing with students at the present time, whereas yielding stories of unforeseen amusement.
With its humor and irony, its wealth of data and looking questions on the country of anthropology, Schneider on Schneider not just offers a major source for the background of twentieth-century social technology, but additionally brings to lifestyles the enjoyable voice of an interesting storyteller.