- Hardcover: 315 pages
- Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (Nov. 1 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0803215223
- ISBN-13: 978-0803215221
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.2 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 599 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,395,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This comprehensively researched biography by Cole is a poignant and fascinating look at a troubled career within the history of American anthropology. . . . Cole's reevaluation is written with balance, sensitivity, and a real affection for her subject."—Library Journal(Library Journal)
“Sally Cole’s perceptive and engaging biography does much to reclaim Landes’ work from the margins of anthropology. . . . Cole does not flinch from portraying the less attractive parts of Landes’ personality . . . but the tone of her book is overwhelmingly one of appreciation for her contributions.”—Louise Lamphere, Current Anthropology(Louise Lamphere Current Anthropology)
About the Author
Sally Cole is a professor of anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She is the author of several books, including Women of the Praia: Work and Lives in a Portuguese Coastal Community.
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Ruth Landes is endlessly fascinating and courageous. I wouldn't take Landes' attitude toward Canada as any more than her missing the country of her birth, as well as a sense that her work ought to have earned far more praise and respect than it did. It would be great if the author had placed greater focus on recognizing Landes as brilliant, rather than emphasizing how she was "marginalized" during her lifetime. It is a different time now and we can place Landes' work where it belongs: at the very epicenter of the field of anthropology.