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Contents

Foreword
Michael Herzfeld

Introduction
Malcolm Chapman

Acknowledgements

The Ardener Papers
Chapter 1. Social Anthropology and Language (with editorial preface)
Chapter 2. The New Anthropology and its Critics

Appendix

Chapter 3. Language, Ethnicity and Population
Chapter 4. Belief and the Problem of Women
Chapter 5. Some Outstanding Problems in the Analysis of Events
Chapter 6. 'Behaviour' - a Social Anthropological Criticism
Chapter 7. Social Anthropology and Population
Chapter 8. The 'Problem' Revisited
Chapter 9. The Voice of Prophecy
Chapter 10. 'Social Fitness' and the Idea of 'Survival'
Chapter 11. Comprehending Others
Chapter 12. The Problem of Dominance
Chapter 13. Social Anthropology and the Decline of Modernism
Chapter 14. 'Remote Areas' - some Theoretical Considerations
Chapter 15. Witchcraft, Economics and the Continuity of Belief
Chapter 16. Social Anthropology and the Historicity of Historical Linguistics
Chapter 17. Edward Sapir, 1884-1939
Chapter 18. The Construction of History: 'Vestiges of Creation'

Postscript I: The Prophetic Condition
Kirsten Hastrup

Postscript II: Towards a Rigorously Empirical Anthropology
Maryon McDonald

Appendix: Edwin Ardener - a Bibliography

Notes
References
Index

The Voice of Prophecy

And Other Essays

Edwin Ardener†
Foreword by Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University
Edited and with an Introduction by Malcolm Chapman
Postscripts by Maryon McDonald and Kirsten Hastrup

388 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-769-7 Hb Published (October 2017)

eISBN 978-1-78533-557-0 eBook