LEWIS, Oscar

LEWIS, Oscar (born Lefkowitz). New York 25.12.1914 — New York 16.11.1970. U.S. Anthropologist. Son of a rabbi, raised in a farm in upper New York state. Studies at Columbia University, switched from history (B.A. 1936) to anthropology (Ruth Benedict). Ph.D. 1940 there. Taught at Brooklyn College and Washington University (St.Louis), then from 1948 at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (founder of its Anthropology Department) and finally at Yale. Married Ruth Maslow.
Publications: Much on American anthropology, beginning with the diss. on Blackfeet Indians.
– Village Life in Northern India: Studies in a Delhi Village. 13+384 p. Urbana 1958.
Sources: Wikipedia; https://biography.yourdictionary.com/oscar-lewis.

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