The Resource The king of the world in the land of the Pygmies, Joan Mark

The king of the world in the land of the Pygmies, Joan Mark

Label
The king of the world in the land of the Pygmies
Title
The king of the world in the land of the Pygmies
Statement of responsibility
Joan Mark
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joan Mark offers here an interpretative biography of Patrick Tracy Lowell Putnam (1904-1953), the U.S. anthropologist who spent twenty-five years living among the Bambuti pygmies of the Ituri Forest in present-day Zaire. On the Epulu River he constructed Camp Putnam as a harmonious multiracial community. Putnam modeled his camp on the "dude ranches" of the American West and took in paying guests while running a medical clinic and occasionally offering legal aid to the local people. He assumed the role of intermediary between them and the outsiders who came to Camp Putnam, including Colin M. Turnbull, author of the best-selling The Forest People. Although half a world away from New England, Putnam continued to struggle with the pressure of family expectation. Mark describes his relation to his family as well as his relationships with the African and the American women Putnam took as wives. Toward the end of his extraordinary life, frustrated and driven half-mad by a virulent lung disease, Putnam became tyrannical; he tried to destroy the world he had created for himself on the Epulu River. The author places Putnam within the context of three different anthropological traditions and examines his contribution, as the world's leading expert on pygmies, to future studies of the area
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mark, Joan T.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN21.P88
LC item number
M37 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Putnam, Patrick Tracy Lowell
  • Putnam, Patrick Tracy Lowell
  • Putnam, Patrick Tracy Lowell
  • Putnam, Patrick Tracy Lowell
  • Putnam, Patrick Tracy Lowell
  • Anthropologists
  • Anthropologists
  • Mbuti (African people)
  • Pygmeeën
  • Anthropologues Américains
  • Mbuti (peuple d'Afrique)
  • Ethnologe
  • Anthropologists
  • Mbuti (African people)
  • Ituri Forest (Congo)
  • Ituri (Zaïre ; Forêt)
  • Kongo <Demokratische Republik>
  • Zaire <Angola>
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Massachusetts
Label
The king of the world in the land of the Pygmies, Joan Mark
Link
https://archive.org/details/kingofworldinlan00mark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780803282506
Lccn
94016285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30360132
  • (OCoLC)ocm30360132
Label
The king of the world in the land of the Pygmies, Joan Mark
Link
https://archive.org/details/kingofworldinlan00mark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780803282506
Lccn
94016285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30360132
  • (OCoLC)ocm30360132

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