Gone Primitive

Torgovnick Marianna
In this acclaimed book, Torgovnick explores the obsessions, fears, and longings that have produced Western views of the primitive. Crossing an extraordinary range of fields (anthropology, psychology, literature, art, and popular culture), Gone Primitive will engage not just specialists but anyone who has ever worn Native American jewelry, thrilled to... Read More
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In this acclaimed book, Torgovnick explores the obsessions,
fears, and longings that have produced Western views of the
primitive. Crossing an extraordinary range of fields
(anthropology, psychology, literature, art, and popular
culture), Gone Primitive will engage not just
specialists but anyone who has ever worn Native American
jewelry, thrilled to Indiana Jones, or considered buying an
African mask.

A superb book; and--in a way that goes beyond what
being good as a book usually implies--it is a kind of gift to
its own culture, a guide to the perplexed. It is lucid,
usually fair, laced with a certain feminist mockery and
animated by some surprising sympathies.--Arthur C. Danto,
New York Times Book Review

An impassioned exploration of the deep waters beneath Western primitivism. . . . Torgovnick's readings are deliberately, rewardingly provocative.--Scott L. Malcomson, Voice Literary Supplement

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226808327
ISBN-13 9780226808321
GTIN-13 9780226808321
GTIN-14 09780226808321
Subtitle Savage Intellects, Modern Lives
Author Torgovnick Marianna
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 335
Publication Date Aug 12, 1991
Dimension 6.1 in 9.02 in 0.84 in