9780226309040

Into the Arms of Africa: The Life of Colin Turnbull

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  • ISBN13:

    9780226309040

  • ISBN10:

    0226309045

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-11-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

Colin Turnbull made a name for himself withThe 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 colorful and controversial man--from his Scottish family and British education to travels in Africa and his great love affair with Joe Towles. Grinker, noted for his own work on the Pygmies, herein gives readers a fascinating account of Turnbull's life and work. Originally published by St. Martin's Press

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii
Pygmalion
1(8)
The Wizard
9(10)
Hothouse
19(14)
Class
33(14)
The Flute of Krishna
47(20)
The Rain Forest
67(18)
Magical Sounds
85(32)
New York City
117(22)
The Museum
139(16)
The Edge of Humanity
155(16)
Wild Correspondence
171(18)
Rain
189(20)
Peter Brook
209(14)
Virginia
223(18)
Withdrawal
241(30)
Death Sentence
271(22)
Together at Last
293(26)
Epilogue
319(2)
Notes 321(26)
Books by Colin Turnbull 347(2)
Index 349

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