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

Cover may not be exactly as depicted

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

by Johannes Fabian

Used & Rare price

SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS.

Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes.

Delivered in 3-5 weeks

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of California Press

Condition:

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520221230

ISBN - 13:9780520221239

Seller Comments:

Paperback With Shelf Wear To The Edges & Corners Of The Cover. Clean Pages. Great Customer Service. We Stand Behind All Of Our Products.

From the Publisher

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. Out of Our Minds shows explorers were far from rational--often meeting their hosts in extraordinary states influenced by opiates, alcohol, sex, fever, fatigue, and violence. Johannes Fabian presents fascinating and little-known source material, and points to its implications for our understanding of the beginnings of modern colonization. At the same time, he makes an important contribution to current debates about the intellectual origins and nature of anthropological inquiry.


Drawing on travel accounts--most of them Belgian and German--published between 1878 and the start of World War I, Fabian describes encounters between European travelers and the Africans they met. He argues that the loss of control experienced by these early travelers actually served to enhance cross-cultural understanding, allowing the foreigners to make sense of strange facts and customs. Fabian''s provocative findings contribute to a critique of narrowly scientific or rationalistic visions of ethnography, illuminating the relationship between travel and intercultural understanding, as well as between imperialism and ethnographic knowledge.

Used books: 5 more copies of this item are available

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

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

Delivered in 3-5 weeks

Condition:

Format:

Publisher: University of California Press

Seller Comments:

An Ex-Library Paperback officially withdrawn, with usual library stamps and markings. Spine sunned. Good/V. Good.

$37.16

Out of Our Minds: Reason & Madness Exploration Central Afr

Out of Our Minds: Reason & Madness Exploration Central Afr

by Johannes Fabian

Delivered in 3-5 weeks

Condition:

Format: Trade paperback

Publisher: University of California Press

Seller Comments:

Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 335 p. Contains: Illustrations.

$57.56

Out of Our Minds: Reason & Madness Exploration Central Afr

Out of Our Minds: Reason & Madness Exploration Central Afr

by Johannes Fabian

Delivered in 3-5 weeks

Condition:

Format: Trade paperback

Publisher: University of California Press

Seller Comments:

Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 335 p. Contains: Illustrations.

$57.89

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

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

by Johannes Fabian

Delivered in 3-5 weeks

Condition:

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of California Press

Seller Comments:

BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12 days.

$58.96

Out of Our Minds

Out of Our Minds

by Johannes Fabian

Delivered in 3-5 weeks

Condition:

Format:

Publisher: University of California Press

Seller Comments:

2000. 1St Edition. Paperback......We ship daily from our warehouse.

$64.42