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    Harmattan

    Editorial: Columbia University Press

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9780231539050

    Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

    Medios de pago

      Medios de pago

        Harmattan

        Editorial: Columbia University Press

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9780231539050

        Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

        Medios de pago
          Sinopsis
          We all experience qualms and anxieties when we move from the known to the unknown. Though our fulfillment in life may depend on testing limits, our faintheartedness is a reminder of our need for security and our awareness of the risks of venturing into alien worlds. Evoking the hot, dust-filled Harmattan winds that blow from the Sahara to the Gulf of Guinea, this book creatively explores what it means to be buffeted by the unforeseen and the unknown. Celebrating the life-giving potential of people, places, and powers that lie beyond our established worlds, Harmattan connects existential vitality to the act of resisting prescribed customs and questioning received notions of truth. At the book's heart is the fictional story of Tom Lannon, a graduate student from Cambridge University, who remains ambivalent about pursuing a conventional life. After traveling to Sierra Leone in the aftermath of its devastating civil war, Tom meets a writer who helps him explore the possibilities of renewal. Illustrating the fact that certain aspects of human existence are common to all people regardless of culture and history, Harmattan remakes the distinction between home and world and the relationship between knowledge and life.
          Acerca de Michael Jackson

          Michael Jackson is internationally renowned for his work in the field of existential anthropology. He is a leading figure in contemporary philosophical anthropology and widely praised for his innovations in ethnographic writing. Jackson has done extensive fieldwork in Sierra Leone since 1969, and has carried out anthropological research in Aboriginal Australia, Europe, and New Zealand.

          Acerca de Michael D. Jackson

          Michael D. Jackson (PhD, Anthropology, Cambridge)is Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books, including At Home in the World (Duke, 2012), Lifeworlds: Essays in Existential Anthropology (Chicago, 2013), As Wide as the World is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology (Columbia, 2016), The Varieties of Temporal Experience: Travels in Philosophical, Historical, and Ethnographic Time (Columbia, 2018), and The Work of Art: Rethinking the Elementary Forms of Religious Life (Columbia, 2016).

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