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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Retrieved 27 August In Encyclopaedia Britannicavol 1: This is a reprint of the first edition published in A History of the Bechuanaland Protectorate from to The Ethnic Composition of Tswana Tribes. Early in his career he would focus on studies of the Khoisan of South Africa until the s, when he would begin to focus on Tswana of Botswana.
The Isaac Schapera Research Trust was created infollowing a bequest from Professor Isac Schapera for the purpose of contributing towards the cost of research at any one or more of London University’s medical schools, into problems relating to the causes and cures of diseases. Essays presented to C. The study of Africa.
These questions were, of course, about a 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. During his early university career he was enrolled in law, but would later switch to anthropology. He was a student of Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brownwho is considered a founder of structural-functionalism theory in anthropology.
Hinds, Hayden and Eldredge. British Journal of Sociology 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 schaperaa after Schapera’s death. Bushmen and Hottentots London: Studies in the Bechuanaland Protectorate’. It also includes historical documents collected by Schapera and a large set of genealogies which he compiled from all the main Schaperx groups during the s and s.
There was a problem with your submission. Isaac Schaperaborn June 23,Garies, South Africa—died June 26,LondonEnglandSouth African ixaac anthropologist known for his detailed ethnographic and typological work on the indigenous peoples of South Africa and Botswana. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully schaperra their context.
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Van Riebeeck society, publication no The list of debts incurred in compiling this bibliography is, as usual, extensive. A ReaderPacific Grove, California: This page was last edited on 23 Augustat During the 15 years after his return to Cape Town, Schapera would take the train north to Bechuanaland at the beginning of most teaching breaks and settle down to work in Mochudi or one of the other Tswana capitals.
Isaac Schapera Education The Guardian”. To compile his work for future generations and note his anthropological contributions a bibliography was published in the Botswana Journal of African African Studies.
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Legislation and Precedent’, Journal of African Law 1 3: Second EditionLondon and New Jersey: Schapera in the s. Goodwin ‘Work and Wealth’ pp. Arriving at Mochudi as a newcomer from England in the s, I was immediately asked if I had recently seen “the boy” Schapera.