Title:Knowledges - Culture, Counterculture, Subculture
A sweeping look at how we know what we know, by the author of the renowned The Trumpet Shall Sound. This engaging inquiry into the nature of knowledge shows that Western science and primitive beliefs may not be so far apart as they seem. Renowned anthropologist and sociologist Peter Worsley begins Knowledges with his ongoing investigation of Australian aboriginal approaches to science and the natural world, and goes on to shatter conventional distinctions between science and culture, knowledge and belief. On the way, Worsley treats us to a lively and accessible examination of pre-European navigation of the Pacific, Western medicine, sub- and countercultures, nationalism, religion, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the iconology of Disneyland...
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