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of the Histories of Anthropology

British, with a PhD from Cambridge University (1976), Tim Ingold has taught anthropology at the Universities of Manchester and Aberdeen. He initially conducted field research in Finland, first among the Skolt Saami (1971-1972), then among Finns. From these experiences, he developed a broad and comparative reflection on human-animal relations, as well as on the study of hunter-gatherer and pastoral societies. His interests have subsequently broadened, ranging from human evolution to the practice of writing and architecture. His approach to anthropological problems contributed to the renewal of the discipline at the turn of the twentieth century. His books include The Skolt Lapps Today (1976), Hunters, Pastoralists and Ranchers: Reindeer Economies and Their Transformations (1980), The Perception of Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill (2000), Lines: A Brief History (2007), Being Alive: Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description (2011), Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture (2013).

Keywords: Ontological Turn | Second half of the 20th century | Finland | Saami | Concept of culture | Writing | Hunter-Gatherers | Pastoralism | Human-Animal Relations | Dwelling

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