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...
Max Weber
Karl Emil Maximilian "Max" Weber ([ˈmaks ˈveːbɐ]; 21 April 1864 – 14 June 1920) was a German sociologist, philosopher, and political economist whose ideas profoundly influenced social theory and socia...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Émile Durkheim
David Émile Durkheim ([emil dyʁkɛm] [dyʁkajm]; April 15, 1858 – November 15, 1917) was a French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher. He formally established the academic discipline and —...
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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...
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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...
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...
Claude Calame
Claude Calame (born in Lausanne 1943) is a Swiss writer on Greek mythology and the structure of mythic narrative from the perspective of a Hellenist trained in semiotics and ethnology as well as philo...
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, ...
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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...
Daria Khaltourina
Daria Andreyevna Khaltourina (Russian: Дáрья Андрéевна Халтýрина; born 4 January 1978 in Chelyabinsk) is a Russian sociologist, anthropologist, demographer, and a public figure. She is the head o...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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...
Talal Asad
Talal Asad (born 1932) is an anthropologist at the CUNY Graduate Center.Asad has made important theoretical contributions to post-colonialism, Christianity, Islam, and ritual studies and has recently ...
Stephen D. Glazier
Stephen D. Glazier ( born Mystic, Connecticut) is an American anthropologist. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in Trinidad focusing on Caribbean religions such as Rastafari, Orisa/Sango, and the S...
Suicide (book)
Suicide (French: Le Suicide) was a groundbreaking book in the field of sociology. Written by French sociologist Émile Durkheim and published in 1897 it was ostensibly a case study of suicide, a pu...
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...
Alexander Chayanov
Alexander V. Chayanov (Russian: Александр Васильевич Чаянов) (1888 – October 3, 1937) was a Soviet agrarian economist, and scholar of rural sociology and advocate of agrarianism and cooperat...
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...
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 [...