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Behind the Mexican Mountains free pdf In 1930, anthropologists Robert Zingg and Wendell Bennett spent nine months among the Tarahumara of Chihuahua, Mexico, one of the least acculturated indigenous societies in North America. Their fieldwork resulted in The Tarahumara: An Indian Tribe of Northern Mexico (1935), a classic ethnography still familiar to anthropologists. In addition to this formal work, Zingg also penned a personal, unvarnished travelogue of his sojourn among the Tarahumara. Unpublished in his lifetime, Behind the Mexican Mountains is now available in print for the first time. This colourful account provides a compelling description of the landscape, people, traditions, language, and archaeology of the Tarahumara region. Abandoning the scientific detachment of the observer, Zingg frankly records his reactions to the people and their customs as he vividly evokes the daily experience of doing fieldwork. In the introduction, Howard Campbell examines Zingg's writing in light of current critiques of anthropology as literature. He makes a strong case that although earlier anthropological writing reveals unacceptable cultural biases, it also demonstrates the ongoing importance and vitality of field research. This volume was edited for publication by Howard Campbell, John Peterson, and David Carmichael, who are members of the anthropology faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso.

About Robert M. Zingg

Robert Zingg (1900-1957) was an anthropologist who studied Mexican cultures. John Peterson is the director of the Richard F. Taitano Micronesia Area Research Center. David Carmichael is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Universoty of Texas at El Paso.

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Author : Robert M. Zingg
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Data Published : 15 December 2001
ISBN : 0292798091
EAN : 9780292798090
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 340 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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