"The Mbuti Pygmies" Book Review by ABCs

"The Mbuti Pygmies"
A review of Colin Turnbull's "The Mbuti Pygmies: Change and Adaptation".
# 113028 | 851 words | 1 source | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 15, 2009 in Anthropology (African)

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The paper looks at Colin Turnbull's book "The Mbuti Pygmies: Change and Adaptation", which examines the long-term impact of modernity on the Mbuti tribes of the Congo region in Africa. The paper outlines the book's main ideas and posits that this work is a sensitive demonstration of the simultaneously destructive and interdependent relationship between the Mbuti tribes and their village-bound neighbors.

From the Paper:

"The Congo is one of Africa's most troubling paradoxes. Rich in culture and resource and nonetheless embattled by economic, ethnic and political strife, its history is driven in large part by the dichotomy of its struggles. In the balance, there are fast-fading windows into the history of mankind like the Mbuti tribes inhabiting the Iruti jungles. Renowned British anthropologist Colin Turnbull would spend significant portions of his career immersed in the lives and habitations of these tribes both during the 1965 composition of his groundbreaking and widely read The Forest People and the 1983 sequel The Mbuti Pygmies: Change and Adaptation. The latter of these works is subject to review here for its interest in the long-term impact on these peoples of the encroachment of modernity."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Turnbull, C. (1983). The Mbuit Pygmies: Change and Adaptation. Thomson Learning.

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