Napoleon Chagnon

American anthropologist

Napoleon Alphonseau Chagnon (/ˈʃæɡnən/ SHAG-nən;[a] August 27, 1938 – September 21, 2019) was an American anthropologist, professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences.[3] Chagnon was known for his long-term ethnographic field work among the Yanomamö.

Napoleon Chagnon
Born(1938-08-27)August 27, 1938[1]
DiedSeptember 21, 2019(2019-09-21) (aged 81)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Michigan (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
Known forReproductive theory of violence, ethnography of Yanomamö
Scientific career
Institutions
ThesisYanomamö Warfare, Social Organization and Marriage Alliances[2] (1966)
Doctoral advisorLeslie White
InfluencesMeyer Fortes, Sewall Wright, E.O. Wilson

Chagnon died at the age of 81 on September 21, 2019 in Traverse City, Michigan.[4][5]

NotesEdit

  1. Though the name Chagnon is of French origin, he uses an anglicized pronunciation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shavit 1992, p. 61.
  2. Chagnon 1966.
  3. http://www.nasonline.org/member-directory/members/20027280.html. Retrieved 27 January 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Horgan, John (27 September 2019). "My Regrets about Controversial Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon (RIP)." Scientific American. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  5. "Chagnon Funeral Home | Onaway, MI". m.chagnonfh.com. Retrieved 2019-09-28.[permanent dead link]

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