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Guest Appearances and Other Travels in Time and Space

By Peter I. Rose

“We started life in the Depression, listened to Uncle Don read the funny papers, got our jokes from Jack Benny and our news from Lowell Thomas, thrilled to the songs of the Red Army and the Lincoln Brigade sung in deep basso by Paul Robeson, envied those old enough to fight the Germans and the Japanese in World War II, and came of age in the time of bobby-soxers, beats, and red-baiting.”

Peter I. Rose

Peter Rose has spent a lifetime exploring patterns of culture, examining issues of race and ethnicity, working with refugees, teaching sociology, and roaming the world. In Guest Appearances and Other Travels in Time and Space, he reflects on his adventures and the formative experiences that led him to a fascination with lives that seem quite unlike our own.

Guest Appearances and Other Travels in Time and Space introduces us to many of those whom Rose has met along the way, a cast of characters as colorful as it is diverse. It includes his music-loving mother; his tour guides in China, Germany, and Israel; Indochinese refugees he followed to the United States; the notorious murderer, Nathan Leopold; the simple tailor, Mr. David; and three writers for whom Rose has a special affinity: Philip Roth, John Updike, and Paul Theroux.

Peter Rose gives us an entirely pleasurable and insightful look into the life of an American scholar actively involved in contemporary issues as he takes readers along on his field trips and guest appearances.

Peter I. Rose is Sophia Smith Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Senior Fellow of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute at Smith College. He is the author of They and We, The Subject Is Race, Strangers in Their Midst, Mainstream and Margins, and Tempest-Tost.   More info →

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Retail price: $49.95, S.
Release date: April 2003
232 pages · 5½ × 9 in.
Rights:  World

Release date: April 2003
232 pages
Rights:  World

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