Talk:Lauriston Sharp

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Chronological compilation for possible expansion[edit]

From Malinowski Award Paper

1929: Graduated from University of Wisconsin, accompanied Clyde Kluckhohn and J. J. Hanks on two summer reconnaissance trips to the Kaiparowitz Plateau, resulting in change in interest from philosophy to anthropology

1930: joined an expedition to the Berbers in North Africa

1931: enrolled at the University of Vienna to study South Asian cultures with Robert Heine-Geldern

1932: attended Harvard where he studied with Alfred Tozzer, Earnest Hooton, Talcott Parsons, and Roland Dixon. In 1932 he accompanied Sol Tax, who was working with the Fox Indians on his doctoral dissertation

1932-1935: received a master’s degree from Harvard for this work. Recommended to A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, Sharp went on to do fieldwork in northern Australia with the Yir Yiront

1937: returned to Harvard where he received a Ph.D. in 1937 for a dissertation entitled “The Social Anthropology of a Totemic System in North Queensland,Australia”

World War II: assistant chief of the Division of Southeast Asian Affairs, State Department

Developedd innovative programs at Cornell in applied anthropology that examined the impact of change and modernization on tribal and peasant societies. Supported by the Carnegie Corporation, linked projects were commenced in North India (directed by Opler), Thailand (Sharp), Peru (Holmberg), and the Navajo Reservation (Adair).

1950's - 1960's

Interdisciplinary program thus established was known as the Cornell University Studies in Culture and Applied Anthropology. The projects under this program trained many applied anthropologists and social scientists of the 1950s and 1960s

1952: Publication of “Steel Axes for Stone Age Australians”

1962: Publication of "“Continuities and Discontinuities in Southeast Asia”

1967: Lauriston Sharp Essay Prize

1989: Received Society of Applied Anthropology's Malinowski award


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