Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket
Publisher: New York: Grossman Publishers, 1971.
Very Good edition with some foxing to the pages and boards and rubbing to the pages in a Very Good+ dustjacket with some slight soiling. Previous owner's notations within the text and on the front free endpaper.
This is a memoir by Jacques Soustelle, a French ethnologist who worked in Mexico from the 1930s through the 1960s. Soustelle is best known for his studies of the Nahua people, but his writing is also insightful and humorous. His book is divided into four parts: First, Soustelle describes his early experiences in Mexico and his fascination with the country and its people. Second, he describes his work as an ethnologist, including his studies of the Nahua people, the Mayans, and the Tarahumara Indians. Third, he reflects on his experiences living in Mexico and his observations of the country's transformation over the years. Finally, he offers his thoughts on the state of anthropology and the role of ethnography in the social sciences. The Four Suns is a unique and insightful memoir of a French ethnologist who spent many years living and studying in Mexico.; B & W Photographs; 256 pages.