50 Anthropology Thinkers You Must Know

Anthropology Thinkers. Anthropology is the study of the human being in its entirety, covering his beliefs, his cultures , his behavior in society and his development .

In this way, anthropology is dedicated to the study of the human being as a cultural being , capable of producing culture. He is responsible for investigating human cultural expressions over time and space, analyzing how they happen, how they arise, what impact they have on history and what are the differences and similarities in cultural variations around the world.

 

Around the world, we can find anthropologists who follow the most varied lines of thought . Thinking about bringing a complete list, we list below the main names of anthropology throughout the world, throughout history. Check out:

  • Adam Kuper
  • Alfred Métraux
  • Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown
  • Andrey Korotayev
  • Arnold Van Gennep
  • Bronislaw Malinowski
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Claude Meillassoux
  • Clifford Geertz
  • Colin Young
  • David MacDougall
  • EE Evans-Pritchard
  • Edmund Leach
  • Edward Burnett Tylor
  • Edward Westermarck
  • Emile Durkheim
  • Erich Wolf
  • Ernest Gellner
  • Ernesto Veiga de Oliveira
  • Fei Xiaotong
  • Fernando Matos Rodrigues
  • Françoise Héritier
  • Franz Boas
  • Gabriel Tarde
  • George Marcus
  • Georges Bataille
  • Georges Dumézil
  • Godfrey Lienhardt
  • Gregory Bateson
  • Henri Hubert
  • Henri Levy-Bruhl
  • Huang Xianfan
  • James Clifford
  • James George Frazer
  • Jean Copans
  • Jean Rouch
  • John Marshall
  • John Murra
  • Jorge Dias
  • José Carlos Gomes da Silva
  • Juan Manuel Ramallo
  • Leslie White
  • Lewis Henry Morgan
  • Louis Dumont
  • Luc de Heusch
  • Marcel Mauss
  • Margaret Mead
  • Marshall Sahlins
  • Marvin Harris
  • Mary Douglas
  • Maurice Godelier
  • Maurice Leenhardt
  • Max Gluckmann
  • Meyer Fortes
  • Michael Taussig
  • Michel Leiris
  • Miguel Vale de Almeida
  • Mircea Eliade
  • World Ferretti
  • Néstor Perlongher
  • Paul Rivet
  • Philipe Descola
  • Pierre Clastres
  • Raph Linton
  • Raymond Firth
  • Reiner Tom Zuidema
  • Richard Hertz
  • Richard Leacock
  • Rodney Needham
  • Roger Bastide
  • Ruth Benedict
  • Sergio Ferretti
  • Sidney Mintz
  • Stephan Tyler
  • Tim Ingold
  • Timothy Asch
  • Tzvetan Todorov
  • Victor Turner
  • Vincent Crapanzano
  • William Halse Rivers Rivers

Below, a list with the main names of Brazilian anthropology :

  • Alfredo Wagner Berno de Almeida
  • Alba Zaluar
  • Altair Sales Barbosa
  • Claude Lépine (French naturalized in Brazil)
  • Darcy Ribeiro
  • Eduardo Viveiros de Castro
  • Florestan Fernandes
  • Gilberto Freyre
  • Gilberto Velho
  • Gioconda Mussolini
  • João Pacheco de Oliveira
  • José Flávio Pessoa de Barros
  • José Guilherme Cantor Magnani
  • Lilia Katri Moritz Schwarcz
  • Luís de Castro Faria
  • Manuela Carneiro da Cunha
  • Maria Andréa Loyola
  • Maria de Nazareth Agra Hassen
  • Maristela de Paula Andrade
  • Márnio Teixeira-Pinto
  • Mauro Guilherme Pinheiro Koury
  • Mauro William Barbosa de Almeida
  • Miriam Pillar Grossi
  • Mirian Goldenberg
  • Suely Kofes
  • Peter Fry (English living in Brazil)
  • Rafael Menezes Bastos
  • Raoni Borges Barbosa
  • Rita Amaral
  • Roberto Cardoso de Oliveira
  • Roberto DaMatta
  • Roque Laraia
  • Rossano Carvalho Nunes
  • Ruben Oliven
  • Ruth Correia Leite Cardoso
  • Walter Alves Neves
  • Yvonne Maggie
  • Silvia Monnerat Barbosa
  • Samuel Sá

 

 

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