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Nuer Dilemmas: Coping with Money, War, and the State

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Through the pioneering efforts of the famed British anthropologist E. E. Evans-Pritchard, the Nuer of southern Sudan have become one of anthropology's most celebrated case studies. Now Sharon Hutchinson combines fresh ethnographic evidence and contemporary theoretical perspectives to show not only what has happened to the Nuer since their 1930s encounters with ...more
Paperback, 420 pages
Published May 31st 1996 by University of California Press
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Zack Replica
Mar 21, 2008 Zack Replica rated it it was amazing
Nuer Dilemmas exemplifies what good scholarship is about: clear writing that contributes original knowledge about a previously obscure subject. (I did the index for this book.)
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How often does it happen? You go to coffee with a friend you've not seen in a while, fully expecting to get the general update - thinking you've already shared all there is to know about them. Then, as you listen to them speak of their past, their perspectives, and their politics, you suddenly realize you've barely scratched the surface of who that person was and has become during your acquaintance. Sharon Hutchinson's book is akin to coffee with an old friend.

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Learned a lot. Interesting study of how a "primitive" culture deals with the introduction of guns, government, and Christianity.
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