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.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press ISBN: 9780226309040 Number of pages: 360 Weight: 510 g Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 20 mm
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