Richard Robbins (anthropologist)

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Richard Robbins (born 30 March 1940) is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York (SUNY).[1]


He received his BA from Department of Psychology at Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, his MA in anthropology at New York University, and PhD from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2005 American Anthropological Association AAA/McGraw-Hill Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2002 SUNY University Distinguished Teaching Professor

Selected publications[edit]

  • 2012: Cultural Anthropology: A Problem Based Approach (6th edition), Cengage Publishers
  • 2012: Neoliberalism, Race and Racism. In: Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2nd edition. Edited by Patrick Mason. Cengage Publishers
  • 2009: Anthropologizing Economics: Lessons from the Latest Crisis, Anthropology News, 50:11-12
  • 2009: Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation. Edited (with Mark Nathan Cohen). Allyn & Bacon Publishers
  • 2005: Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism (3rd Edition), Allyn & Bacon, Publishers, Boston, Mass.
  • 2005: The History of Technology: The Western Tradition. In: Sal Restivo (Eds.): The Oxford Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Society, Oxford University Press
  • 1999: Ethnic Violence and the Question of Political Sovereignty. In: Richard Deutsch (Eds:) Perspectives Anthropology, Coursewise Publishing Inc., St. Paul, MN
  • 1988: The Belief Machine. Published on the web at
  • 1975: Canadian Native Peoples: A Review, The American Review of Canadian Studies, Volume 1, #5
  • 1969: Economic Change and Ecological Adaptation among the Schefferville Naskapi. McGill Subarctic Research Laboratory Reports, Volume 4


  • 1996-present: Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism, A multi-purpose site that includes, among other things, course material, an Internet course, support materials for the Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism, a "global update" feature, and an extensive collection of links to Internet resources on global issues.


  1. ^ McKenna, Brian (2011):Bestselling Anthropologist "Predicted" Financial Meltdown of 2008, Society for Applied Anthropology Newsletter

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