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An academic skating on thin ice

Author: Peter Worsley
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Peter Worsley's studies at Cambridge were interrupted by war service as a communist officer in the colonial forces in Africa and India, which got him interested in anthropology. His book on The Third  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Peter Worsley; Peter Worsley
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Worsley
ISBN: 9781845453701 1845453700
OCLC Number: 212893580
Description: xi, 281 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Liverpool, My World Chapter 2. Cambridge and the Army Swahili - My Doorway to Africa Into India Demobilisation Chapter 3. Peace and the Cold War African Resistance Max Chapter 4. Australia: Into the Lion's Den The Aborigines of Groote Eylandt Chapter 5. Out of Anthropology, into Sociology Mau Mau Hell, Hull and Halifax Canadian Interlude Chapter 6. Manchester University: Upheaval Champions! The Student Revolution Decline and Fall Into China Chapter 7. Latin America Ecuador Que Viva Mexico! Brazil Chapter 8. Globalisation Ethnomethodology New York, New York! Chapter 9. London Town Peace and War New Life and the Third Age The Millennium Revisited The Fourth Age The End of the World? Notes and References
Responsibility: Peter Worsley.
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"This vivid and attractively written memoir of a long and (for an academic) eventful lie never loses sight of the truth that every biography is set against a wider history - Few anthropologists have Read more...

 
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