Mass-observation, surrealism, social anthropology:a present day assessment

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 2001 Number 44

Mass-observation, surrealism, social anthropology:a present day assessment
Jeremy MacClancy pages -


Mass-Observation is unjustly remembered in mainly negative terms by the majority of social anthropologists in Britain, and largely neglected by postmodernists. However it can be considered the intellectual predecessor of postmodernism, which replicates many of the original aims and insights of M-O. Had it been conceived later, M-O might have been better received within the current heterogeneous and experimental climate of the social sciences.

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Jeremy MacClancy (2001) Mass-observation, surrealism, social anthropology:a present day assessment, New Formations, 2001(44), -

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