Talk:Edvard Westermarck

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Anthropologist first and foremost[edit]

Shouldn't he be referred as an (social) anthropologist in this article? After all, he became the first lecturer in anthropology at the London School of Economics. Also, this recent article on him that is linked to this page ( refers him as "a pioneering social anthropologist". Etnografi (talk) 04:44, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

I wouldnt use that term for him myself - but if it is supported by reliable sources feel free to add it.·maunus · snunɐɯ· 04:57, 11 November 2015 (UTC)


Shouldn't the entry for Westermarck be larger than that of a one episode villian on Doctor Who? or the entry for "Little Mac" of Nintendo's "Punch Out"? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:10, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

I definitely think that Toy Story's "Jessie, the Yodeling Cowgirl" and Iron Man's enemy, Whiplash, and their contribution to civilizations, is what warrants the enormous pages devoted to them, but I am concerned this page about Westermarck is too long.

I found this in an actual encyclopedia, I don't know if it can be used, though. "Finnish sociologist, philosopher, and anthropologist who denied the widely held view that early humans had lived in a state of promiscuity and instead theorized that the original form of human sexual attachment had been monogamy. He asserted that primitive marriage was rooted in the needs of the nuclear family, which he considered to be the fundamental and universal unit of society." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:39, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

By the way, a site that could help expand this entry has this at the bottom: "May be used for non-commercial purposes. The author must be mentioned. The text may not be altered in any way (e.g. by translation). Click on the logo above for information." So, is that a 'go' to expand this wiki-entry? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:42, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

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