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The Resource Dorothea Bleek : a life of scholarship, a biography by Jill Weintroub, (electronic resource)

Dorothea Bleek : a life of scholarship, a biography by Jill Weintroub, (electronic resource)

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Dorothea Bleek : a life of scholarship
Title
Dorothea Bleek
Title remainder
a life of scholarship
Statement of responsibility
a biography by Jill Weintroub
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dorothea Bleek (1873-1948) devoted her life to completing the ‘bushman researches’ that her father and aunt had begun in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. This research was partly a labour of familial loyalty to Wilhelm, the acclaimed linguist and language scholar of nineteenth-century Germany and later of the Cape Colony, and to Lucy Lloyd, a self-taught linguist and scholar of bushman languages and folklore; but it was also an expression of Dorothea’s commitment to a particular kind of scholarship and an intellectual milieu that saw her spending her entire adult life in the study of the people she called‘bushmen’. How has history treated Dorothea Bleek? Has she been recognised as a scholar in her own right, or as someone who merely followed in the footsteps of her famous father and aunt? Was she an adventurer, a woman who travelled across southern Africa driven by intellectual curiosity to learn all she could about the bushmen? Or was she conservative, a researcher who belittled the people she studied and dismissed them as lazy and improvident? These are some of the questions with which Jill Weintroub starts her thoughtful biography of Dorothea Bleek. The book examines Dorothea Bleek’s life story and family legacy, her rock art research and her fieldwork in southern Africa, and, in light of these, evaluates her scholarship and contribution to the history of ideas in South Africa. The compelling and surprising narrative reveals an intellectual inheritance intertwined with the story of a woman’s life, and argues that Dorothea’s life work - her study of the bushmen - was also a sometimes surprising emotional quest.--
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Weintroub, Jill
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bleek, D. F.
  • San (African people)
  • Art, San
  • Women ethnologists
Label
Dorothea Bleek : a life of scholarship, a biography by Jill Weintroub, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781868148820/type/BOOK
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781868148820
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (250 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781868148820
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957437017
Label
Dorothea Bleek : a life of scholarship, a biography by Jill Weintroub, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781868148820/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781868148820
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (250 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781868148820
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957437017

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