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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Van Riebeeck society, publication no Migrant Labour and Tribal Life: Being the journals and letters of Robert and Mary Moffat, To compile his work for future generations and note his anthropological contributions a bibliography was published in the Botswana Journal of African African Studies.

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, who schxpera died aged schqpera, was perhaps the last surviving member of the seminar run by Bronislaw Malinowski at the London School of Economics LSE during the s and s, where central elements of modern social anthropology were hammered out.

Reprinted in Discovery 6: The form can be found heresee under Expense Forms – UK and use the General Expense Form excel for students and external individuals. Unpublished report submitted to the Bechuanaland Protectorate Administration, with an zchapera by Forbes Mackenzie, District Commissioner.

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

Less typically – and this must be one of his lasting achievements – his work openly portrayed schaprra group of societies already encapsulated in the colonial world, and so avoided any impression of presenting a pristine culture.

A Handbook of Tswana Law and Custom. Like many anthropologists of his generation, he worked closely with a colonial administration. Schapera’s life was his work, and he never married. Meyer Fortes, schaera, ‘Isaac Schapera: Memorandum to the Standing Committee in connection with the proposed Bushman Enquiry.


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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South African papers” Schapera; —, Sign up to our newsletter. Christopher Columbus, master navigator and admiral whose four transatlantic voyages —93, —96,…. Hilda Kuper,’Isaac Schapera’, pp.

Chatto and Windus; Berkeley: If applying after F2 students will need to provide evidence of why they are applying after their Foundation years. The Political Annals of a Tswana Tribe: Instituut voor de Tropen, Amsterdam; Leiden: Anthropologists by nationality Anthropology by year Bibliography Journals List of indigenous peoples Organizations. Tswana Chiefs and Social Change, Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.

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Learn More in these related Britannica articles: As an anthropologist he focused on the lives and customs of the indigenous peoples of South Africa and was considered to be a specialist in the topic. Schapera conscientiously sschapera within the original mandate of the Administration and produced an authoritative, straightforward compilation.

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Research consumables; Conference fees and travel expenses. Burchell, Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa in 2 vols. A note on Social Change’, Africa 6 1: Native Land Tenure in the Bechuanaland Protectorate. Ideas and Procedures in African Customary law. Schapera gives a picture of what Tswana law was like in former times, and shows that, contrary to expectation, modern European contact and the administration of tribes by the then Protectorate Government ended the original uniformity of the system, and created considerable diversity.


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. New edition with supplementary chapter by John Comaroff and supplementary bibliographies by I.

Studies in the Bechuanaland Protectorate’. In his youth he attended school, and later university, in Cape Town, South Africa.

You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. First editions of books written or edited by Schapera are given full citation and further editions indicated in the entry though, given the fact that Schapera’s major books have been reprinted and re-issued in many different countries and publishers, this listing should be taken as indicative rather than as definitive.

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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 range of his work by providing an updated and accessible listing.

Increasingly frail, he retained his sharp mind, warm heart and acerbic tongue. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. University of California Press; Toronto: The Ethnic Composition of Tswana Tribes.