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Called “a classic study” by Booklist, this engaging inquiry into the nature of knowledge shows that “Western science” and “primitive beliefs” may not be so far apart as they seem. Renowned anthropologist and sociologist Peter Worsley begins Knowledges with his ongoing investigation of Australian aboriginal approaches to science and the natural world, and goes on to shatter conventional distinctions between science and culture, knowledge and belief. On the way, Worsley treats us to a lively and accessible examination of pre-European navigation of the Pacific, Western medicine, sub- and countercultures, nationalism, religion, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the iconology of Disneyland.

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A sweeping look at how we know what we know, by the author of the renowned The Trumpet Shall Sound.

About the Author

Twice president of the British Sociological Association, Peter Worsley is the author of the classic study of “cargo cults” in the Pacific, The Trumpet Shall Sound. His book The Third World introduced that term into everyday use. He is also the author of the bestselling textbook Introducing Sociology. He lives in London.

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ISBN:
9781565845558
Author:
Worsley, Peter
Publisher:
New Press
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular Culture - Counter Culture
Subject:
Knowledge, sociology of
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
African American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.9 x 5.7 in 20.5 lb

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