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The Swiss Alps. The heart of the West African diaspora in southeast London. The anthropologist Michael Jackson makes his sojourns to each of these far-flung locations, and to his native New Zealand, occasions for exploring the contradictions and predicaments of social existence.

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Throughout Excursions , Jackson emphasizes the need for preconceptions and conventional mindsets to be replaced by the kind of open-minded critical engagement with the world that is the hallmark of cultural anthropology. Paperback Cloth. Availability: In stock. Add to cart. Open Access.

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    A thread throughout the book, his persistent sense of fatality, is followed from its earliest appearance to its final apotheosis. He exemplifies the dilemma facing people of sensibility in a raw, young culture. Defensive clowning, brilliance expended on a host of trivia, a difficulty in focusing on his own very great poetic gifts, are all aspects of the problem. That is not to say his life was bleak, or made light by shallow posturing as a joker.

    Far from it. He was in many ways a happy man, more than capable of joy. And his contribution to the collective consciousness in New Zealand, especially through his best poetry, is enduring, rich and positive. Denys Trussell, classical pianist, biographer, and poet, was born in Christchurch in and educated at the University of Auckland, where he graduated with a masters degree in English in The writing of this biography has occupied much of his time since He is a widely published essayist and poet.

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