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The Polish peasant on the sugar plantation: Bronisław Malinowski, Feliks Gross and Józef Obrębski in the New World

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This article explores how two of anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski’s Polish protegés, Feliks Gross (1906–2006) and Józef Obrębski (1905–67), sought to rebuild careers in the United States after the Second World War. Reading the scholars’ correspondence of 1946 to 1948, exchanged while Gross was commuting between jobs in New York and Wyoming and Obrębski was conducting fieldwork in Jamaica, it examines the confidence, excitement and sense of discovery with which the two refugees sought to tr...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S096077731800053X

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities
Department:
History
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Contemporary European History Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
S2
Pages:
188-204
Publication date:
2018-12-20
Acceptance date:
2018-07-12
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-2171
ISSN:
0960-7773
Pubs id:
pubs:886216
URN:
uri:14a69db9-f0fd-45ad-8a38-18fcd7571ff2
UUID:
uuid:14a69db9-f0fd-45ad-8a38-18fcd7571ff2
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pubs:886216

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