Luis Fernando Angosto Ferrandez

University of Sydney

Few social scientists reach the status of contemporary classics. Jean and John
Comaroff are among those who could be included in that category. Their current
work is indeed on the crest of the wave of social analysis, but at least since the 1980s it has been followed, debated and also challenged within the field of anthropology.
Beyond this disciplinary area, their work has resonated and continues to resonate in
the spheres of sociology, politics and legal studies, in a clear demonstration of the
strength and the potential of anthropological knowledge when it engages the ‘big Issues.