New journal backfiles in Social policy, Social welfare, and Anthropology

Cambridge University Library has acquired journal backfiles in the subject areas of Social policy, Social welfare, and Anthropology.  The titles are currently published by Wiley-Blackwell but were formerly published by Blackwell Publishing, university presses and anthropological societies.

All the titles are listed in the ejournals@cambridge A-Z and will be retrievable in Library Search by mid-November 2014.

The collection comprises 16 titles (see below) and just over 90,000 pages of articles, in one of which Professor Adam Kuper of the LSE (in ‘Post-modernism, Cambridge and the great Kalahari debate’, Social anthropology, vol. 1, issue 1, 1992, p. 57-71) remembers Cambridge anthropology:

“I fetched up in King’s College, Cambridge, in 1962, at the age of twenty, as a research student in social anthropology. This was still very much the pre-modern Cambridge, and for a young foreigner it was exotic and more than a little unnerving. …

The department of social anthropology presented special problems. There was no instruction in the methods of fieldwork by participant observation. This provoked a certain nervousness as the moment approached to depart for the field. We began to solicit instruction. Several of us were about to leave for Africa, New Guinea, Madagascar, Mexico . . . Couldn’t we be given some guidance about procedures?

At last Jack Goody consented to talk to us. We met in his room in St John’s College one evening in the early summer, after dinner. My image of that occasion is still vivid, for there was a May Ball at St John’s that night, and we slipped into Goody’s rooms past young men in evening dress and young women in décolletée silk gowns; and while we sat talking we could hear the dance music across the lawn. This was the image of England which haunted Edwardian travellers as they dressed for solitary dinners in deserts and jungles. However, we did not, I am afraid, learn a great deal directly that evening. Jack Goody explained that there was no real method, nothing that could be taught. The important things to bear in mind were that one had to remain healthy and on good terms with the authorities, and keep duplicates of one’s notes, sending copies home as often as possible.”

For your information now, the titles are listed below:

Australian journal of anthropology
Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology
Child & family social work
Children & society
Gender, Work & Organization
Health & social care in the community
International journal of Japanese sociology
International Social Security Review
Journal of Historical Sociology
Scandinavian journal of social welfare
Social and economic administration
Social anthropology
Social policy & administration
Sociologia Ruralis
Sociological Inquiry

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