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Catalog # 231
Title Strange Beliefs (D)
Series Strangers Abroad
Filmmaker Andre Singer
Year 1985
Subject Conflict
Format VHS
Region Africa
Description Produced by Films for the Humanities & Sciences. 1985. ISBN: ? Summary This documentary is the last in the "Strangers Abroad" series, and it concludes with the above quotation from Edward Evans-Pritchard. The statement implies that social anthropology has developed from a concern with "scientific method" to a focus on the interpretation of the cultures and social processes being studied, from the anthropologist as the "objective observer to the anthropologist as participant and "member of the audience". Indeed, an underlying focus of this documentary is how Evans-Pritchard continuously challenged the prevailing view of anthropology of his time, in terms of both his fieldwork and theoretical focus. Descript 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in Series Strangers Abroad Cast Written and presented by Bruce Dakowski. Produced and directed by Andre Singer. Subject anthro pioneers, nuer