Robin Fox

Robin Fox ROBIN FOX was born in the Bronte parish of Haworth, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, in 1934. (He is a life member of the Bronte Society.) He grew up in the Yorkshire Dales, and, as an army brat, all over England. After education at the London School of Economics and Harvard, he did anthropological fieldwork with the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, and Gaelic-speaking islanders off the coast of Donegal in Ireland. (The University of Ulster recently awarded him an honorary D.Sc. for that work.) He taught at the universities of Exeter and London until 1967 when he was invited to found a department of anthropology at Rutgers, where he has been ever since, with side trips as a visiting professor to Oxford, Cambridge, Paris and the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia.

For twelve years he was a director of research for the H. F. Guggenheim Foundation with his colleague, and co-author of The Imperial Animal (1970), Lionel Tiger. This was the book that introduced modern evolutionary and ethnological ideas to the social sciences, sparking a debate that continues today. It was also deliberately written for the general public. His best-known work, his first book Kinship and Marriage (1967) (written mostly before he was thirty) is the most widely used anthropological text in the world. He has written thirteen books and hundreds of technical articles, and has also published poetry--championing the use of traditional verse forms, as well as essays, plays and stories. A collection of these, The Violent Imagination, has been recently re-issued with much additional material and a forward by Ashley Montagu as The Passionate Mind (2000).

Fox divides his time between Princeton, New Jersey, The New Forest (United Kingdom), and Sanibel Island, Florida, where he indulges his interest in Gulf Coast archeology, fishing, cooking and music. He is writing an autobiography tentatively called, Dancing for the Woolworth Ladies. He is currently University Professor of Social Theory at Rutgers.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • The Passionate Mind (2000)
  • Conjectures and Confrontations (1997)
  • The Challenge of Anthropology (1995)
  • Reproduction and Succession (1993)
  • The Search for Society (1989)
  • The Violent Imagination (1989)
  • Neonate Cognition (editor) (1985)
  • The Red Lamp of Incest (1980)
  • The Tory Islanders: A People of the Celtic Fringe (1979)
  • Biosocial Anthropology (contributing editor) (1975)
  • Encounter with Anthropology (1973)
  • The Imperial Animal (with Lionel Tiger) 1970
  • The Keresan Bridge: A Problem in Pueblo Ethnology (1967)
  • Kinship and Marriage (1967)


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