Robin Fox

Robin Fox founded the department of anthropology at Rutgers in 1967. He has written 13 books, the most recent of which is The Passionate Mind.

According to the hype for this excellent biography of Colin Turnbull, he was one of the ‘most well-known anthropologists’ of the 20th century, along with Margaret Mead and Louis Leakey. For many of the more austere members of the profession, to say that these three are ‘well-known anthropologists’ is a bit like saying that Vanna White is a well-known lexicographer. To...

Incidence of Incest

Edmund Leach, 19 February 1981

A part from the flaming scarlet with which the word ‘Incest’ is picked out on the covers of both these books, they do not have much in common, but the theme has a perennial...

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