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In 'The Mountain People', Colin M. Turnbull, the celebrated author of the classic 'The Forest People', describes the dehumanization of the Ik, African tribesmen who in less than three generations have deteriorated from being once-prosperous hunters to scattered bands of hostile, starving people whose only goal is individual survival.

About the Author

Colin M. Turnbull was born in London, and now lives in Connecticut. He was educated at Westminster School and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied philosophy and politics. After serving in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during World War II, he held a research grant for two years in the Department of Indian Religion and Philosophy at Banaras Hindu University, in India, and then returned to Oxford, where he studied anthropology, specializing in the African field.

He has made five extended field trips to Africa, the last of which was spent mainly in the Republic of Zaïre. From these trips he drew the material for his first book, The Forest People, an account of the three years he spent with the Pygmies of Zaïre.

Mr. Turnbull was a Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is a Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and a Corresponding Member of Le Musée Royal d'Afrique Centrale.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671640989
Author:
Turnbull, Colin
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Ik (african people)
Subject:
Ik
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
v. 39
Publication Date:
July 1987
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 12.39 oz

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