Into the Arms of Africa: The Life of Colin Turnbull

Into the Arms of Africa: The Life of Colin Turnbull

By: Roy Richard Grinker (author)Paperback

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Colin Turnbull made a name for himself with "The Forest People", his acclaimed study of African Pygmies. His second book, however, "The Mountain People", ignited a swirl of controversy within anthropology and tainted Turnbull's reputation as a respected anthropologist. In this scrupulously researched biography, Roy Richard Grinker charts the rise and fall of this colourful controversial man -from his Scottish family and British education to travels in Africa and his love affair with Joe Towles. Grinker, noted for his own work on the Pygmies, gives readers a fascinating account of Turnbull's life and work.

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About Author

Roy Richard Grinker is a professor of anthropology at The George Washington University, a position once held by Colin Turnbull. He is the author of "Houses in the Rainforest: Ethnicity and Inequality among Farmers and Foragers in Central Africa"; "Perspectives on Africa: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation"; and "Korea and its Futures."

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/01/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780226309040
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780226309040
  • weight: 510
  • ISBN10: 0226309045

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