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Out of Our Minds : Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa.

Author: Johannes Fabian
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2000.
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Explorers and ethnographers in Africa during the period of colonial expansion are usually assumed to have been guided by rational aims such as the desire for scientific knowledge, fame, or financial gain. This book, the culmination of many years of research on nineteenth-century exploration in Central Africa, provides a new view of those early European explorers and their encounters with Africans.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Fabian
ISBN: 9780520923935 0520923936 1597347906 9781597347907
OCLC Number: 475930101
Description: 1 online resource (337 pages)
Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface and Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Travel, Exploration, and Occupation; 3. Living and Dying; 4. Drives, Emotions, and Moods; 5. Things, Sounds, and Spectacles; 6. Communicating and Commanding; 7. Charisma, Cannabis, and Crossing Africa: Explorers in the Land of Friendship; 8. Making Knowledge: The Senses and Cognition; 9. Making Sense: Knowledge and Understanding; 10. Presence and Representation; 11. Epilogue; Appendix: Expeditions; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Explorers and ethnographers in Africa during the period of colonial expansion are usually assumed to have been guided by rational aims such as the desire for scientific knowledge, fame, or financial gain. This book, the culmination of many years of research on nineteenth-century exploration in Central Africa, provides a new view of those early European explorers and their encounters with Africans.

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