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Introduction: A Brief Life

Part I: An Oriental in the West: A Brief Life

Chapter 1. Beginnings: The Prague German-Jewish Community
Chapter 2. Student Days in Prague and Jerusalem
Chapter 3. First Ethnological Studies in Vienna and London, and Fieldwork in Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia
Chapter 4. The Impact of the Early English Years
Chapter 5. The Exile
Chapter 6. The Oxford Anthropologist

Part II: Orientpolitik, Value and Civilization: The Social Thought

Chapter 7. Beyond ‘Culture Circles’: The Field Trip Revisited
Chapter 8. Zionism, Political and Cultural Critique
Chapter 9. On Slavery
Chapter 10. Radcliffe-Brown and Evans-Pritchard
Chapter 11. Labour and Value
Chapter 12. Civilization and Taboo
Chapter 13. Simmel and Aristotle

Part III: The Poet Anthropologist

Chapter 14. Conquests
Chapter 15. Kafka in England
Chapter 16. The Chief Sociological Principle
Chapter 17. Suffering and Value
Chapter 18. In Search of the Universal Mathesis


Manuscript Sources

F.B.S.’s Unpublished Writings in the Schiller Nationalmuseum, Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach am Neckar
Unpublished Letters to and about F.B.S. and Memoirs Concerning him at the Schiller Nationalmuseum, Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach am Neckar
F.B.S.’s Unpublished Writings and Other Sources in the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford
Letters and Other Written Communications to the Editors

Published Sources

A Selection of F.B.S.’s Published Writings
Published Sources Cited


Franz Baermann Steiner

A Stranger in the World

Jeremy Adler and Richard Fardon

290 pages, 21 color illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-270-4 Hb Published (December 2021)

eISBN 978-1-80073-271-1 eBook