Tag: obituary

In Memoriam: Pat Courtney Gold (1939-2022)

Elysia Poon , December 1st, 2022

In Memoriam: Pat Courtney Gold (1939-2022) …

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Reindeer nomadism as profession, lifestyle, passion and love: Sergei Serotetto

fstammle , June 3rd, 2021

русский текст ниже One of the world’s most respected reindeer nomads, 1954-2021, mourning for a friend (all photos in this post © by Florian Stammler) Один из самых…

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Vale Jaimie Pearl Bloom

Rex , January 7th, 2021

I wanted to let you know that my obituary of Jaimie Bloom is now available from American Anthropologist: https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/aman.13525 Jaimie&#8217…

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Sudden loss of a great research facilitator

fstammle , December 29th, 2020

This is dedicated to a long term and very good friend, Konstantin Ochepkov, who passed away in Siberia way too early yesterday, just a little over 50 years…

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Ursula K. Le Guin in the Redwood Zone

Rex , January 25th, 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin died on Monday at the age of 88. On the Internet and social media, people remembered her as a feminist and poet, defender of…


Vale Ben Finney

Rex , May 26th, 2017

I was deeply saddened to hear that Ben R. Finney passed away around noon on 23 May 2017. Ben was a professor in the anthropology department at UH…

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Remembering Teresia Teaiwa: An Open Access Bibliography

Rex , March 22nd, 2017

Scholars of the Pacific are mourning the loss of Teresia Teaiwa this week. Teresia was an iconic figure in Pacific Studies: A poet and critic, dedicated teacher, and…

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Paul Friedrich, Dennis Tedlock, and Generational Change in Anthropology

Rex , August 22nd, 2016

It seems like I’ve been writing a lot of obituaries lately. Between Elizabeth Colson, Edie Turner, and Anthony Wallace and Raymond Smith, I’ve spent a lot of my time…

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Vale Elizabeth Colson

Rex , August 10th, 2016

When Elizabeth Colson passed last month at the age of 99, anthropology lost one of its preeminent figures. Colson was a unique figure in many ways: She straddled…

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Vale Edith Turner

Rex , June 24th, 2016

Edith Turner — Edie as she was universally known — passed away on 18 June 2016. Perhaps the quickest and least accurate way to describe Edie is “Victor Turner’s wife”….

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Vale Bernard Bate

Rex , March 11th, 2016

I was saddened to learn yesterday that my friend and colleague Bernard Bate passed away. A scholar in his prime in his mid-fifties, Barney (as he was known) was a…

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Jennifer Jackson’s Wonderful Description of Linguistic Anthropology

Kerim , November 7th, 2015

Jennifer Jackson passed away in May of this year at the young age of 39. Here is an excerpt from the obituary that ran on Anthropology News: We…

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Vale Anthony Wallace and Raymond Smith

Rex , October 14th, 2015

I couldn’t let this week slip by without mentioning the passing of two great anthropologist: Raymond T. Smith and Anthony F.C. Wallace. Raymond T. Smith was a social…

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Jack Goody (1919-2015): an oral history

Kerim , September 16th, 2015

[The following is an invited post by Keith Hart, Centennial Professor of Economic Anthropology in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and International…

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Dying in the Age of Facebook

Lindsay Bell , July 27th, 2015

We crave sincerity as much as scholarship -Micheal Jackson 2012: 175 How many dead people do you know on Facebook? I know three. Well, maybe two because one…

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Vale Jack Goody

Rex , July 22nd, 2015

Keith Hart recently announced on social media that Jack Goody passed away. He was just a few days before his 96th birthday. Goody had a long and productive life and…

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