Historical Who is Who

FORTES, Meyer

1906 - 1983
South Africa England
SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

Social anthropologist and psychologist, who engaged in extensive fieldwork amongst Ashanti and Tallensi tribespeople of West Africa. He developed an interpretative framework for understanding the moral and religious significance of kin relations, and expounded the notion of African plurality.

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Video

Short film of Meyer Fortes (2 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdRq1GqiYOc 

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