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Author Miller, Elmer S., 1931-

Title Nurturing doubt : from Mennonite missionary to anthropologist in the Argentine Chaco / Elmer S. Miller.

Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1995]


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 UniM Store  Q40156    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 225 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates. : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-220) and index.
Summary Unique in ethnography, Nurturing Doubt documents the transforming effects of field experiences on a young Mennonite who went to Argentina to work with the Toba, first as a missionary and later as an anthropologist. With keen insight Elmer Miller probes the documents-diaries, field journals, and letters of both his lives, revealing as he does the ways in which his perceptions of the Toba-and theirs of him-changed when his role changed.
Subject Miller, Elmer S., 1931-
Ethnologists -- United States -- Biography.
Ethnology -- Fieldwork.
Mennonites -- Missions -- Argentina.
Toba Indians.
Mennonites -- Biography.
ISBN 025202155X (acid-free paper)
0252064550 (paperback: acid-free paper)