In 1949, Gluckman was appointed to the new Chair of Social Anthropology
at the University of Manchester, with the intention of founding a new department.
At the time, he was teaching at Oxford, in Evans-Pritchard’s department.
During the visit there of a Dutch colleague, Gluckman was introduced to him
as leaving shortly for Manchester. He responded: “Ah, in the same way as X
has left the department at ______ to go to ______.” Evans-Pritchard remarked:
“No, not in the same way. X is a refugee; Gluckman is a colonist” (Gluckman
1972: x). Gluckman, the colonial and colonist, remained devoted to Evans-
Pritchard, his mentor, and hankered from time to time to find his way back to
the Oxbridge ecumene.
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