cover of book
 

Fredrik Barth: An Intellectual Biography
by Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Pluto Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-1-78371-306-6 | Paper: 978-0-7453-3535-3 | Cloth: 978-0-7453-3536-0
Library of Congress Classification GN21.B3263E7513 2015

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | REVIEWS | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Fredrik Barth, editor of the influential Ethnic Groups and Boundaries, is one of the towering figures of twentieth-century anthropology. In this accessible but penetrating intellectual biography, Thomas Hylland Eriksen explores Barth’s six-decade career, following Barth from his early ecological studies in Pakistan to political studies in Iran, to groundbreaking fieldwork in Norway, New Guinea, Bali, and Bhutan. Along the way, Eriksen raises many of the questions that emerge from Barth’s own work: questions of unity and diversity, of culture and relativism, and of art and science. This will surely be the definitive biography of Barth for many years to come.

See other books on: 1928- | Anthropologists | Norway | Physical | Social Scientists & Psychologists
See other titles from Pluto Press
Nearby on shelf for Anthropology: