Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology by Vered Amit

By Vered Amit

Spanning the interval from the overdue 19th to the early twenty-first centuries, The Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology comprises virtually 600 individually-signed entries from a world workforce of participants and gives a big, and interesting review of the historic and modern achieve of anthropological study.

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McDermott, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (2000) Un Ethnologue à l’Assemblée (An Anthropologist at the Parliament), Paris: Odile Jacob. Aberle, David F. b. 1918, St Paul, Minnesota, USA David Aberle wrote his dissertation under Ruth Benedict and became a significant figure in culture and personality studies in the early 1950s. His interests gradually turned to social movements and kinship, and to more materialist explanations of cultural and social variables. In his best-known work, a study of Navaho peyotism, he used relative deprivation theory to explain why individual Navaho became peyotists.

Nevertheless, underpinning many of his queries is a sustained interest in social transformations, modernity, and its implications for social life. The thrust of Archetti’s research has been devoted to different Argentinian realities. He has had the rare privilege of doing ‘anthropology at home’, but from a foreign vantage point. Having lived and worked in Norway since 1976, he combines insider knowledge with outsider perspectives. His first major study focused on the Italian immigrant community of northern Santa Fé.

Encouraged by Manuel Gamio, he then undertook an ambitious research project on the Mexican black population, from its origins in colonial slavery to the twentieth century In 1945–6 he became a graduate student at Northwestern University, where he worked under the guidance of Melville Herskovits and Irving Hallowell. In 1948 he became a senior researcher in the newly created Instituto Nacional Indigenista (INI), where he constructed his theory of the regions of refuge, positing that the indigenous population has to be understood in the context of regional power relationships that subordinate Indian rural communities to a nonindigenous dominant urban sector.

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