Spencer, Paul

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SPENCER, Paul. British, b. 1932. Genres: Anthropology/Ethnology, Demography, Dance/Ballet, Gerontology/Senior issues, Area studies, Sociology. Career: Tavistock Institute, Institute for Operational Research, London, staff member, 1962-71; University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, professor of African anthropology, 1971-97; International African Institute, honorary director, 1995-. Research among Maa-speaking peoples, 1957-62, 1976-77. Publications: The Samburu: A Study of Gerontocracy in a Nomadic Tribe, 1965; General Practice and Models of the Referral Process, 1971; Nomads in Alliance: Symbiosis and Growth among the Rendille and Samburu of Kenya, 1973; The Maasai of Matapato: A Study of Rituals of Rebellion, 1988; The Pastoral Continuum: The Marginalization of Tradition in East Africa. EDITOR: Society and the Dance: The Social Anthropology of Process and Performance, 1985; Anthropology and the Riddle of the Sphinx: Paradoxes of Change in Life Course, 1990. Address: School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornaugh St, London WC1, England.

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