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Max Gluckman’s commitments, projects and legacies
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For Gluckman, fame came, at the height of his career, from success as a sociologist of conflict and as a methodologist, most notably in publicizing others’ development of Manchester’s extended case method. Such fame came at a price. This chapter documents the renewed importance that his devotion to ethnographic scholarship, continually updated, has for at least two projects – one comparative, the other transformational. His transformational project aimed to bring together science and history. His comparative project in law, politics and ritual appears all the more fruitful, given the renewed regard for comparison in anthropology, after a period of doubt, even dismissal, of the utility of certain modes as naively empirical or positivist.

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