Keesing, Roger Martin (19351993)
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American linguist and anthropologist; fieldwork on the Solomon Islands (Kwaio). He has written widely on kinship, religion, politics, history, cognitive anthropology and language. Keesing's contributions include a famous 1974 article, defining and specifying a view of culture inspired by linguistics and Marxian thinking, and an equally famous 1994 article, repudiating the idea of culture as an analytical concept altogether. The textbook in general anthropology that his father originally authored, was revised several times by Keesing, and is considered one of the most authoritative works in its genre.

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