Anthony F. C. Wallace
Anthony Francis Clarke Wallace (born April 15, 1923) is a Canadian-American anthropologist who specializes in Native American cultures, especially the Iroquois. His research expresses an interest in ...
Melford Spiro
Melford Elliot "Mel" Spiro (April 26, 1920 – October 18, 2014) was an American cultural anthropologist specializing in religion and psychological anthropology. He is known for his critiques of t...
Altruistic suicide
Altruistic suicide is suicide committed for the benefit of others. Falling on a grenade is one such example. Émile Durkheim notes that tribal people sometimes see it as their duty to commit suicide, a...
Adeline Masquelier
Adeline Marie Masquelier (born 1960) is a Professor of Anthropology at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1993 studying under the pr...
Anomie
Anomie (/ˈænəˌmi/) is a "condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals". It is the breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community e.g. if under unruly sce...
Edvard Westermarck
Edvard Alexander Westermarck (20 November 1862 – 3 September 1939) was a Finnish philosopher and sociologist. Among other subjects, he studied exogamy and the incest taboo.The phenomenon of reve...
E. O. James
The Reverend Professor Edwin Oliver James (1888 – 1972) was an anthropologist in the field of comparative religion. He was Professor Emeritus of the History and Philosophy of Religion in the Universit...
The Religion of India: The Sociology of Hinduism and Buddhism
The Religion of India: The Sociology of Hinduism and Buddhism is a book on the sociology of religion written by Max Weber, a German economist and sociologist of the early twentieth century. The origin...
Collective effervescence
Collective effervescence (CE) is a sociological concept introduced by Émile Durkheim. According to Durkheim, a community or society may at times come together and simultaneously communicate the same t...
Andrey Korotayev
Andrey Vitalievich Korotayev (Russian: Андре́й Вита́льевич Корота́ев; born February 17, 1961) is a Russian anthropologist, economic historian, and sociologist, with major contributions to world-sy...
Robert Ranulph Marett
Robert Ranulph Marett (13 June 1866 – 18 February 1943) was a British ethnologist. He was an exponent of what is sometimes called the Evolutionary School or more precisely the British Evolutionary Sch...
Brian Morris (anthropologist)
Brian Morris (born 1936) is emeritus professor of anthropology at Goldsmiths College at the University of London. He is a specialist on folk taxonomy, ethnobotany and ethnozoology, and on religion an...
Tanya Luhrmann
Tanya Marie Luhrmann (born 1959), often cited as T.M. Luhrmann, is an American psychological anthropologist best known for her studies of modern-day witches, charismatic Christians, and psychiatrists....
Collective consciousness
Collective conscious or collective conscience (French: conscience collective) is the set of shared beliefs, ideas and moral attitudes which operate as a unifying force within society. The term wa...
Piers Vitebsky
Piers Vitebsky is an anthropologist and is the Head of Social Science at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, England.
Vitebsky studied his undergraduate degree in Classics...
Clifford Geertz
Clifford James Geertz (August 23, 1926 – October 30, 2006) was an American anthropologist who is remembered mostly for his strong support for and influence on the practice of symbolic anthropology, ...
Gananath Obeyesekere
Gananath Obeyesekere is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University and has done much work in his home country of Sri Lanka. He completed a B.A. in English (1955) at the University of C...
Robert Lowie
Robert Harry Lowie (born Robert Heinrich Löwe; June 12, 1883 – September 21, 1957) was an Austrian-born American anthropologist. An expert on North American Indians, he was instrumental in the develop...
Henric Sanielevici
Henric Sanielevici ([ˈhenric saniˈelevit͡ʃʲ], first name also Henri, Henry or Enric, last name also Sanielevich; September 21, 1875 – February 19, 1951) was a Romanian journalist and literary critic, ...
Wolfgang Schluchter
Wolfgang Schluchter (born 1938, Ludwigsburg, Germany) is a German sociologist and, as of 2006, professor emeritus at the University of Heidelberg. Schluchter is recognized as a leading sociologist of ...
Youssef Seddik (philosopher)
Youssef Seddik (Arabic: يوسف صديق‎) (born in 1943 in Tozeur) is a noted Tunisian philosopher and anthropologist specializing in Ancient Greece and the anthropology of the Qur'an.
In 196...
Michael Taussig
Michael Taussig (born 3 April 1940) is an Australian anthropologist, born in Sydney. He completed secondary education in 1958 at North Sydney Boys High School and then earned a medical degree from the...
Sherry Ortner
Sherry Beth Ortner (born September 19, 1941) is an American cultural anthropologist and has been a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at UCLA since 2004.
Ortner grew up in a Jewish family in ...
Guenther Roth
Guenther Roth (German spelling Günther Roth, b. 12 January 1931 in Wolfskehlen near Darmstadt, Germany) is a German-American sociologist. He is recognized as the leading scholar, translator and editor...
Victor Turner
Victor Witter Turner (May 28, 1920 – December 18, 1983) was a British cultural anthropologist best known for his work on symbols, rituals and rites of passage. His work, along with that of Clifford Ge...
Michel Cartry
Michel Cartry (1931–2008) was a French Africanist and anthropologist of religion.
Cartry studied philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he met Félix Guattari in June 1952 and was "initiated [...
Ernest Gellner
Ernest André Gellner (9 December 1925 – 5 November 1995) was a British-Czech philosopher and social anthropologist, described by The Daily Telegraph when he died as one of the world's most vigorous in...