The ‘clash of cultures’
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The interests of capital were not invariably aligned alongside those of empire. Political change and potential trouble spots were matters of concern to business interests overseas. On both sides of the Atlantic, the anthropology of politics followed the money trail. The Social Science Research Council funded †Robert Redfield’s fieldwork in Tepoztlan in Mexico, for example, and the Rockefeller Foundation sponsored the study of †culturecontact by Malinowski’s students in Africa.