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Foreword by Michelle Perrot
172 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-332-9 $145.00/£107.00 Hb Not Yet Published (February 2022)
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“I read this intellectual biography of Françoise Héritier with great pleasure. Though highly regarded in France, she is not yet well known in English-language academic circles, but she certainly should be. This book will be a revelation to many anthropologists and feminist scholars.” • Adam Kuper, London School of Economics
A great intellectual figure, Françoise Héritier succeeded Claude Lévi-Strauss as the Chair of Anthropology at the Collège de France in 1982. She was both an Africanist, author of magnificent works on the Samo population, the scientific progenitor of kinship studies, the creator of a theoretical base to feminist thought and an activist for many causes. This book follows the path of her life, which had a lasting impact on a generation of French anthropologists and continues to this day.
Gérald Gaillard is an anthropologist and author. His work includes The Routledge Dictionary of Anthropologists (Routledge, 2004).