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Maurice Bloch, a British anthropologist of French origin, trained in ethnology in England at the London School of Economics (LSE) and at Cambridge where he obtained his doctorate. His fieldwork was conducted mainly among the Merina and later among the Zafimaniry of Madagascar. From 1983 to 2005, he held the LSE Chair in Anthropology. He is one of the pioneers in cognitive anthropology. Maurice Bloch has devoted his latest fieldwork to testing the data and hypotheses of the theory of mind.

Keywords: Cognitive Anthropology | Anthropology of mind | Marxist Anthropology | History | Cognitive Linguistic | Cognitive Psychology | Fieldwork | Missionary | Participant observation | Anticolonialism | Madagascar | Merina | Zafimaniry | Rural Societies | Knowledge Theory | Ritual | Death | Anthropology of religion | Religious studies | Kinship anthropology | Power | Economic anthropology

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