Bond, George C(lement) 1936-

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BOND, George C(lement) 1936-

PERSONAL: Born November 16, 1936; son of J. Max (in U.S. Foreign Service) and Ruth C. (a teacher) Bond; married; wife's name, Alison M. (a social worker); children: Matthew, Rebecca, Jonathan, Sarah. Ethnicity: "Black." Education: Boston University, B.A., 1959; London School of Economics and Political Science, London, M.A., 1962, Ph.D., 1968.

ADDRESSES: Home—229 Larch Ave., Teaneck, NJ 07666. Office—Program in Applied Anthropology, Box 10, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, lecturer, 1966-68; Columbia University, New York City, assistant professor, 1968-74, associate professor at Teachers College, 1974-82, professor of anthropology, 1982—, director of the Institute of African Studies, 1989-99.


The Politics of Change in a Zambia Community, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1976.

(Editor) African Christianity, Academic Press (New York, NY), 1978.

(Coeditor) Social Construction of the Past, Routledge & Kegan Paul (London, England), 1994.

(Editor) AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean, Westview (Boulder, CO), 1995.

(Coeditor) Contested Terrain and Constructed Categories: Africa in Focus, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 2001.

SIDELIGHTS: George C. Bond told CA: "As an anthropologist, I am concerned with the manner in which societies, cultures, and bodies of knowledge are shaped. A driving theme within my writing has been to reveal the subtle, complex mechanisms that lead to the exclusion and subjugation of individuals and designated human collectivities. I wish to explore the relation of domination to resistance as a way of establishing common human properties and arriving at the meaning of unquantifiable sentiments."