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The Resource Truth's fool : Derek Freeman and the war over cultural anthropology, Peter Hempenstall

Truth's fool : Derek Freeman and the war over cultural anthropology, Peter Hempenstall

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Truth's fool : Derek Freeman and the war over cultural anthropology
Title
Truth's fool
Title remainder
Derek Freeman and the war over cultural anthropology
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hempenstall
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1983 New Zealand anthropologist Derek Freeman ignited a ferocious controversy when he denounced the research of Margaret Mead, a world-famous public intellectual who had died five years earlier. Freeman's claims caught the attention of popular media, converging with other vigorous cultural debates of the era. Many anthropologists, however, saw Freeman's strident refutation of Mead's best-selling Coming of Age in Samoa as the culmination of a forty-year vendetta. Others defended Freeman's critique, if not always his tone. Truth's Fool documents an intellectual journey that was much larger and more encompassing than one might imagine if focusing solely on Freeman's criticism of Mead's work. It peels back the prickly layers to reveal the man in all his complexity. Framing this story within anthropology's development in Britain and America, Peter Hempenstall recounts Freeman's mission to turn the discipline from its cultural-determinist leanings toward a view of human culture underpinned by biological and behavioral drivers. Truth's Fool engages the intellectual questions at the center of the Mead-Freeman debate and illuminates the dark spaces of personal, professional, and even national rivalries. -- from back cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hempenstall, Peter J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN21.F67
LC item number
H46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freeman, Derek
  • Mead, Margaret
  • Freeman, Derek
  • Mead, Margaret
  • Freeman, Derek
  • Mead, Margaret
  • Anthropologists
  • Anthropologists
  • New Zealand
  • Diskussion
  • Ethnologie
  • Kontroverse
  • Kulturanthropologie
  • Rezeption
Label
Truth's fool : Derek Freeman and the war over cultural anthropology, Peter Hempenstall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Freeman show -- Part I. A heretical life -- The man-most-likely-to -- Preparing for a heretical life -- Mr. Southeast Asia or Mr. Pacific? -- "My Kierkegaardian earthquake" -- Remaking himself -- Face-to-face with the incubus -- "The trouble with Derek is..." -- On the edge -- Part II. The Mead thing -- A not-so-simple journey -- The banquet of consequences -- Hunting heretics -- "We are kin to all that lives" -- Conclusion: Truth's fool?
Control code
982465244
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 321 pages
Isbn
9780299314507
Lccn
2017010440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982465244
Label
Truth's fool : Derek Freeman and the war over cultural anthropology, Peter Hempenstall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Freeman show -- Part I. A heretical life -- The man-most-likely-to -- Preparing for a heretical life -- Mr. Southeast Asia or Mr. Pacific? -- "My Kierkegaardian earthquake" -- Remaking himself -- Face-to-face with the incubus -- "The trouble with Derek is..." -- On the edge -- Part II. The Mead thing -- A not-so-simple journey -- The banquet of consequences -- Hunting heretics -- "We are kin to all that lives" -- Conclusion: Truth's fool?
Control code
982465244
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 321 pages
Isbn
9780299314507
Lccn
2017010440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982465244

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