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Edgerton, Robert B. 1931-

Overview
Works: 86 works in 355 publications in 5 languages and 16,787 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Arranger, Editor, Photographer, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: DT777, 362.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert B Edgerton
Like lions they fought : the Zulu war and the last Black empire in South Africa by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden heroism : Black soldiers in America's wars by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This was true, Edgerton argues, until the Civil Rights movement and Vietnam, though the stereotypes have not been fully eradicated. In this book, Edgerton provides an accessible and well-informed tour through this little-known, but significant aspect of race in American military history."--Jacket
Mau Mau : an African crucible by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documented account of the Mau Mau rebellion and the legacy of continuing class tension stemming from the Kenyan fight for independence
Mental retardation by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the causes of retardation, the prevention of retardation through such means as genetic counseling and prenatal care, and the methods of helping retarded children on the familial, social, and educational levels
The troubled heart of Africa : a history of the Congo by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connecting a tumultuous past with an uncertain present, this is the complete story of a region whose fate will affect an entire continent
Warriors of the rising sun : a history of the Japanese military by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the Japanese military's transformation from honorable soldiers known for their chivalry and kindness towards their wounded and imprisoned enemies into men who massacred hundreds of thousands in the Pacific theater during World War II
The fall of the Asante Empire : the hundred-year war for Africa's Gold Coast by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1817, the first British envoy to meet the king of the Asante of West Africa was dazzled by his reception. A group of 5,000 Asante soldiers, many wearing immense caps topped with three foot eagle feathers and gold ram's horns, engulfed him with a "zeal bordering on phrensy," shooting muskets into the air. The envoy was escorted, as no fewer than 100 bands played, to the Asante king's palace and greeted by a tremendous throng of 30,000 noblemen and soldiers, bedecked with so much gold that his party had to avert their eyes to avoid the blinding glare. Some Asante elders wore gold ornaments so massive they had to be supported by attendants. But a criminal being lead to his execution - hands tied, ears severed, knives thrust through his cheeks and shoulder blades - was also paraded before them as a warning of what would befall malefactors. This first encounter set the stage for one of the longest and fiercest wars in all the European conquest of Africa. At its height, the Asante empire, on the Gold Coast of Africa in present-day Ghana, comprised three million people and had its own highly sophisticated social, political, and military institutions. Armed with European firearms, the tenacious and disciplined Asante army inflicted heavy casualties on advancing British troops, in some cases defeating them. They won the respect and admiration of British commanders, and displayed a unique willingness to adapt their traditional military tactics to counter superior British technology. Even well after a British fort had been established in Kumase, the Asante capital, the indigenous culture stubbornly resisted Europeanization, as long as the "golden stool," the sacred repository of royal power, remained in Asante hands. It was only after an entire century of fighting that resistance ultimately ceased
The cloak of competence; stigma in the lives of the mentally retarded by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The research staff contacted 53 mentally handicapped patients (mean age 34.3, mean iq 65.3; 28 women, 25 men) discharged from a state hospital training and rehabilitation program. The 48 who cooperated were interviewed and studied for the ways in which they managed their lives and perceived themselves. No difference was found between the success of community adjustment by those above or below an iq of 70. None of those studied would admit to mental retardation, and all had built stories to excuse their mental and social incompetence and their hospital stay, and to maintain their self esteem. Their sterilization was a major factor in their inadequate self concept but not in marital adjustment itself; sexual behavior did not differ from that of the general population. Nine of the 20 men were married, two to normal wives whom they supported, and 20 of the 28 women were married, 16 to normal men. Benefactors were found to be present and necessary in all cases to assist the ex-patients in coping with life and basic needs, and generally aided them to pass as normal. Motivation of benefactors always involved altruistic reasons and usually practical ones: 12 were supervisors in sanitariums or restaurants which regularly recruited those discharged from the state hospital; 13 were spouses or lovers, most of whom enjoyed a dominant relationship; 10 were close relatives; and 10 were neighbors or landladies.(SN)
Drunken comportment: a social explanation by Craig MacAndrew( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The individual in cultural adaptation; a study of four East African peoples by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Edgerton devised a sophisticated questionnaire and projective tests to determine the values, attitudes, and personality traits of both pastoral and agricultural communities in four East African societies-the Poket, hehe, Kamba, and Sebei. His method alone is a major innovation that should prove useful in future studies
Sick societies : challenging the myth of primitive harmony by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and German and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Changing perspectives in mental illness by Stanley C Plog( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa's armies : from honor to infamy : a history from 1791 to the present by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this chronicle of Africa's military history, Robert Edgerton starts in pre-colonial times, when armed forces or militias were essential to the maintenance and prosperity of their societies. Then, during the colonial era, African soldiers fought with death-defying courage, earning such respect as warriors that they were often recruited into the colonial armies to not only enforce colonial rule in Africa, but to fight for the European homelands as well. After independence swept through Africa, African military seized political power in country after country, ruling dictatorially for their own benefit and for that of their kinsmen and cronies. The author describes the post-colonial civil wars that have devastated much of sub-Saharan Africa - catastrophes marked by genocide, famine, disease, economic collapse, and steadily declining life expectancy. He ends by describing the role that Africa's military forces can and must play if the future is to bring better times to the continent's many peoples and states."--Jacket
Death or glory : the legacy of the Crimean War by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1853, the Crimean War began as an intensely romantic affair, with officers and soldiers alike taking to the fray with phrases like "death or glory" on their tongues and in their hearts. Acts of astonishing bravery, many of them by doctors, women, and children, were commonplace. But so was callousness and brutality. The war soon became an impersonal, long-range killing match that resembled, far in advance, the trench warfare of World War I." "Death or Glory is not a mere battle chronology, rather, it is a narrative immersion into conditions during what became arguably the most tragically botched military campaign, from all sides, in modern European history - and the most immediate precedent to the American Civil War. Edgerton paints a vivid picture of the war, from the Charge of the Light Brigade and the heroics of Florence Nightingale to the British soldiers. He describes how leaders failed their men again and again; how women and children became unseen heroes; how the universally despised Turks fought their own war; and finally, and perhaps most importantly, why so many fought so bravely for what seemed a futile cause. By comparing these experiences with those of Northern and Southern soldiers during the more well-documented American Civil War, Edgerton contributes a new perspective on how soldiers in the mid-19th century experienced war, death, and glory."--BOOK JACKET
A companion to psychological anthropology : modernity and psychocultural change by Conerly Carole Casey( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Companion offers an in-depth exploration of the concepts and topics that have emerged through contemporary ethnographic work and the processes of global change. Key issues range from studies of consciousness and time, emotion, cognition, dreaming, and memory, to the lingering effects of racism and ethnocentrism, violence identity, and subjectivity. An essential resource for teachers and students alike, A Companion to Psychological Anthropology also serves as a valuable tool for scholars, policy makers, and social service providers who want to understand and anticipate changing relations among individuals and cultures."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Alone together : social order on an urban beach by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rules, exceptions, and social order by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods and styles in the study of culture by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deviance, a cross-cultural perspective by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warrior women : the Amazons of Dahomey and the nature of war by Robert B Edgerton( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hidden heroism : Black soldiers in America's wars
Alternative Names
Edgerton, R. B. 1931-

Edgerton, Robert 1931-

Edgerton, Robert B.

Edgerton, Robert B. 1931-

Edgerton, Robert B. (Robert Breckenridge), 1931-

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Mental retardationThe troubled heart of Africa : a history of the CongoWarriors of the rising sun : a history of the Japanese militaryThe fall of the Asante Empire : the hundred-year war for Africa's Gold CoastDrunken comportment: a social explanationSick societies : challenging the myth of primitive harmonyAfrica's armies : from honor to infamy : a history from 1791 to the presentDeath or glory : the legacy of the Crimean War