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The ethnographic archive and the poetics of history: revisiting Godfrey Lienhardt’s archive

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This article develops an approach for working with vernacular texts in ethnographic archives. It examines Dinka song texts collected in (South) Sudan by the anthropologist Godfrey Lienhardt (between 1947 and 1951), now archived at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. Songs were central to developing Lienhardt’s ethnographic analysis; they are also an exciting and unique record of popular and artistic expression at the time of his research. The songs he transcribed offer perspectives on life unde...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/02757206.2020.1854752

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
African Studies
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
History and Anthropology Journal website
Issue:
32
Article number:
3
Pages:
331-350
Publication date:
2020-12-04
Acceptance date:
2020-11-19
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EISSN:
1477-2612
ISSN:
0275-7206
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1146871
Local pid:
pubs:1146871
Deposit date:
2020-11-26

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