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Excursions

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 328 Nombre de pages
A village in Sierra Leone. A refugee trail over the Pyrenees in French Catalonia. An historic copper mine in Sweden. The Shuf moun... Lire la suite
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Description

A village in Sierra Leone. A refugee trail over the Pyrenees in French Catalonia. An historic copper mine in Sweden. The Shuf mountains in Lebanon. The Swiss Alps. The author makes his sojourns to each of these far-flung locations and to his native New Zealand occasions for exploring the contradictions and predicaments of social existence.

Auteur

Michael Jackson is Distinguished Visiting Professor in World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. His many books of anthropology include "Existential Anthropology: Events, Exigencies, and Effects"; "In Sierra Leone"; and "At Home in the World." The latter two are both also published by Duke University Press. He is the author of "The Accidental Anthropologist: A Memoir"; six books of poetry including, most recently, "Dead Reckoning"; and two novels.



Texte du rabat

Philosophical meditations on a series of journeys the author has taken to various places around the world.



Résumé
Emphasizes the need for preconceptions and conventional mindsets to be replaced by the kind of open-minded critical engagement with the world that is the hallmark of cultural anthropology.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Excursions
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780822340751
ISBN: 978-0-8223-4075-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Duke University Press
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 328
Poids: 440g
Taille: H235mm x B156mm
Année: 2007