Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
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Department of Anthropology
Goldsmiths, University of London
My interests have included gender and social inequality; food, health and risk; reflexivity and anthropological ethics; social justice and human rights; personal narratives and biography, and I have carried out fieldwork on Mafia Island, Tanzania since 1965, Chennai (Madras) since 1974, and West Wales since 1992.
all of the data from the ESRC food projects has now been archived in the
ESDS ESRC Qualidata Archive
Interview for the 'Anthropological Ancestors' Archive
I was one of the founding members of the Anthropology Department at Goldsmiths. I was recently interviewed by Alan Macfarlane for the Web archive on anthropologists. In the clip I talk about the founding of the Department and its beginnings in the 1970s and 1980s.
[ Listen to the interview (requires QuickTime) ]
Early books were on social inequality (including gender, caste, and class), kinship, and sexuality, and were based on fieldwork on Mafia Island Tanzania (1965-7, 1976, 1984, 1994, 2002, 2004), in the Far Western Hills of Nepal (1969), and in Madras (later Chennai) city (1974-5, 1981-2, 1987, 1991, 1996, 1998).
Publications about Pat Caplan
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