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Paul Stirling and the making of Anthropology at Kent

Ellen, Roy F. (2023) Paul Stirling and the making of Anthropology at Kent. Austrian Studies in Social Anthropology, 2023 (1). pp. 9-24. ISSN 1815-3404. (KAR id:102056)


Paul Stirling is mostly known for his contribution to Turkish studies, though his role more broadly in the development of the anthropology of the Mediterranean region in the British tradition is less widely acknowledged, as is his commitment to an engaged subject trying to make a difference in the real world. In the course of a long career he additionally made an impact through his creation of anthropological studies at the University of Kent and the appointment of a group of scholars and researchers who in turn have had influence beyond Paul's key interests. The history of Kent anthropology is largely the history of decisions made by Paul in the early days and their consequences.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Published in a Special Edition "Commemorating Paul Stirling 25 Years After he Passed Away" Edited by Emine Onaran Incirlioglu and Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek
Uncontrolled keywords: Paul Stirling, Anthropology, University of Kent
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Roy Ellen
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2023 09:21 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 03:06 UTC
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