The revised, updated version of this book includes an analysis of the sweeping political changes in South Africa since its original publcation in 1992. Other new material covers more theoretical issues and contemporary developments in scholarship, including a reconsideration of the film “The Gods Must Be Crazy”; a discussion of “exposé ethnography” and its attendant political/moral positioning; and an examination of the political situation in Namibia, with a close study of the near collapse of the Nyae Nyae Development Foundation.
Examines the image of the wild African, as created by European colonizers, artists, and scholars; and how the image has impacted the lives of the people it has been imposed upon. Gordon (anthropology, U. of Vermont) delves into the sociology of knowledge that underlies the myth, and the link between perceived role and economic class. Includes some interesting photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Robert Gordon is professor of anthropology at the University of Vermont. Stuart Sholto-Douglas is a doctoral candidate at Rice University. Robert Gordon is professor of anthropology at the University of Vermont. Stuart Sholto-Douglas is a doctoral candidate at Rice University.