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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Studies in African Law. He became one of his generation’s leading specialists in African anthropology.

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David Livingstone’s South African Papers, Migrant Labour and Tribal Life: Thank You Mr Schapera. Comaroff et al University of Chicago; After a year as an 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 At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

Additionally, the Archives hold an extensive collection of Schapera’s private papers and research materials, including official correspondence and proclamations, vernacular texts on history and custom, replies to questionnaires, photographs, notebooks, Mission publications and other materials used by Schapera in iwaac course of his research in the Protectorate from to Bantu Tribes of South Africa.


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Schapera with comments and additions by the District Commissioner, Mochudi, dated When Professor Isaac Schapera was asked in by the Protectorate Administration to compile a record of the traditional and modern laws of the Tswana tribes he had already been working since on a comprehensive ethnographic study of the Kgatla, and his investigation was therefore based on a thorough previous knowledge of the social structure as a whole.

A stream of articles, books and reports soon began to flow, and he also published important historical work, editing Robert Moffat’s journals and letters and the papers of David Livingstone University of Chicago Press.

Books by Isaac Schapera (Author of Married Life In An African Tribe)

Unpublished report submitted to isaaac Bechuanaland Protectorate Administration, with an appendix by Forbes Mackenzie, District Commissioner. In his obituary was published in the academic journal Anthropology Todaytitled “The Legacy of Isaac Schapera”. A searchable database of anthropological texts”. Natural History Press, original Kegan Paul, Trench and Trubner.

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Visitors would find him interested in their work, ready with advice and generous with his field notes. User Review – Flag as inappropriate i have learnt a lot from this book.

Isaac Schapera – Wikipedia

A note on Social Change’, Africa 6 1: He was elected a fellow of the British Academy in Livingstone’s African Journal, Schapera, datedBNA S. A History of the Bechuanaland Protectorate from to From its original publication, it has enjoyed a dual status – as a master ethnography, one of the classics of legal anthropology; and as an indispensable tool of government.

Arriving at Mochudi as a newcomer from England in the s, Iswac was immediately asked if I had recently seen “the boy” Schapera. 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.

Botswana Notes and Records. He is widely known for….