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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Bronislaw MalinowskiAlfred Radcliffe-Brown. Being the journals and letters of Robert and Mary Moffat, London School of Economics. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. A History of the Bechuanaland Protectorate from to Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Culture and Human Sexuality: Administration, June ‘, abridged version of h Botswana Notes and Records Thank you for your feedback. Africa from Early Times to An Academic F1 or F2. Studies in African Law. References to this book Africa: A Scyapera Case Study’, pp.

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Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. Reprinted in Discovery 6: While some answers to these questions could be reassuring – “Yes, he was fine” – others troubled the questioners: Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. 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.


Not only did Schapera write numerous publications [2] of his extensive research done in South Africa and Botswana, he published his work throughout his career —[3] and even after he retired. Memorandum to the Standing Committee in connection with the proposed Bushman Enquiry.

Van Riebeeck society, publication no The Ethnic Composition of Tswana Tribes. To compile his work for schapeera generations and note his anthropological contributions a bibliography was published in the Botswana Journal of African African Studies.

Penguin Books extract fromb. Archaeological Biological Cultural Linguistic Social. Reprintedand with a supplementary bibliography, London and New York: After a year as isaaac assistant LSE lecturer, he went back to South Africa inteaching briefly at the University of the Witwatersrand before returning to Cape Town, where he was promoted to professor in University of the Witwatersrand.

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As a professor he was noted by Kuper as “not being an inspiring lecturer, but [having] wonderful material”. Studies in the Bechuanaland Protectorate’.

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A study in race and culture contacts. 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. He opened the Ealing Blues Club in a basement on Ealing Broadway and encouraged, inspired, and employed a number of musicians in his band, Blues Incorporated, some of…. Navoringsbehoeftes op die gebied sosiale antropologie; oorspronklik opgestel deur I.

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Botswana Journal of African Studies Vol. Schapera in the s. This bibliography has been compiled to honour Isaac Schapera, born 23rd Junein his 95th year and to introduce new generations of scholars to the full echapera of his work by providing an updated schaepra accessible listing. He became one of his generation’s leading specialists in African anthropology.

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Western Civilisation and the Natives of South Africa: Family Letters, vols 1 and 2, Maps George Peter Murdock Snippet view – 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 life. The usual disclaimer holds with even more force than normal: A note on Social Change’, Africa 6 1: 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.

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