Missions and institutions : Henri-Philippe Junod, anthropology, human rights and academia between Africa and Switzerland, 1921-1966
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Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Religions- und Kulturgeschichte = Revue suisse d'histoire religieuse et culturelle = Rivista svizzera per la storia della religione e della cultura, 105 Jg., 2011, p. 193-219
Drawing on a cultural, transnational and genealogical approach, this article studies the work of a Swiss missionary, Henri-Philippe Junod, between Europe and Africa. It tries not to look at what he brought to Africa, or brought back from Africa, but to see how his back-and-forth movement contributed to the formation of new ideas and institutions globally. The article looks at Junod's contribution in three domains in particular, namely anthropology, human rights worldwide, and African studies in Switzerland.