|Born||27 August 1938|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)|
|Known for||Reproductive theory of violence, ethnography of Yanomamö|
|Thesis||Yanomamö Warfare, Social Organization and Marriage Alliances (1966)|
|Doctoral advisor||Leslie White|
|Influences||Meyer Fortes, Sewall Wright, E.O. Wilson|
Napoleon Alphonseau Chagnon (// SHAG-nən;[a] born 27 August 1938) is an American anthropologist, professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Chagnon is known for his long-term ethnographic field work among the Yanomamö.
Notes[change | change source]
- Though the name Chagnon is of French origin, he uses an anglicized pronunciation.
References[change | change source]
- Shavit 1992, p. 61.
- Chagnon 1966.
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