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NOTICE: RIP, Georges Condominas

In notice on July 18, 2011 at 9:59 am

I’m deeply saddened to hear that the great anthropologist Georges Condominas, whose work has been an important influence in my own approach, has passed away. His amazing ethnographic style, on display in We Have Eaten the Forest, would have been sufficient to make him a master. But his thoughts on ritual, agriculture, religion, and ethnic identity (via the concept of emboîtement – ‘emboxment’) have influenced so many at this point, that his presence in the field is undoubtedly assured for a great while.

The Vietnamese Language Centre in Singapore has this excellent obituary.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Condominas.

A Farewell to Georges Condominas The passing away of Georges Condominas is very sad news for all those who are interested in the study of Vietnamese culture and society. As an anthropologist he was recognized as a giant in the field in France and in Vietnam, but somehow less so in the English speaking world. ‘Condo’ was born in Vietnam in 1921 from a mixed background, went to Lycée in France in the 1930s and came back to Vietnam to study visual arts at the École des Beaux-Arts d … Read More

via VIETNAM LANGUAGE CENTRE IN SINGAPORE

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