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Producing Ethnographic Knowledge: Jack Sargent Harris's ('36) Career In and Out of the Academy from

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When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  
Where: 620 Library Place, Conference Room  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Program of African Studies   (847) 491-7323
Group: Program of African Studies
Category: Lectures & Meetings
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November 20th, 12pm-1pm, lunch served

Producing Ethnographic Knowledge: Jack Sargent Harris's ('36) Career In and Out of the Academy from Chicago to the Cold War

Kevin A Yelvington (University of South Florida), M. Insa Nolte (University of Birmingham), and Keith Shear (University of Birmingham)

Three short papers will be presented:

"'I Still Think Anthropology From the Viewpoint of Dialectical Materialism Would be a Fruitful Thing': The Materialist Anthropology of Jack Sargent Harris," Kevin A Yelvington (University of South Florida)

"Ethnography and Intelligence As Cognate Endeavors? The Work of Jack Sargent Harris in Nigeria, 1938-9 and 1942," M. Insa Nolte (University of Birmingham)

"Producing Intelligence: Jack Sargent Harris, the Office of Strategic Service's Africa Desk, and the Sourcing of Information in World War Two Southern Africa," Keith Shear (University of Birmingham)