Louis Dumont

French anthropologist

1911   -   1998

country of citizenship: France
language of expression: French
educated at: Institut d'ethnologie, Lycée Saint-Louis, École pratique des hautes études
occupation: anthropologist, university teacher, sociologist
award received: honorary doctor of the University of Chicago, Honorary doctor of the University of Lausanne
student of: Marcel Mauss

Louis Dumont (1911 – 19 November 1998) was a French anthropologist. Dumont was born in Thessaloniki, in the Salonica Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. He was an associate professor at Oxford University during the 1950s, and director at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. A specialist on the cultures and societies of India, Dumont also studied western social philosophy and ideologies.
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Homo Aequalis

1977 book by Louis Dumon

author: Louis Dumont


Homo Hierarchicus

book by Louis Dumont

author: Louis Dumont


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