Michael Taussig – Doctor and Anthropologist

ichael Taussig with Don Pedro in his garden, Colombia, 1977

Michael Taussig is an Australian anthropologist who has made significant contributions to the field of medical anthropology, critical theory and Marxist thought. He was born in Sydney in 1940, and studied medicine at the University of Sydney before completing his PhD in anthropology at the London School of Economics.

“Cultural values are a web of linked concepts, fixed in time and space.”

cultural values fixed time space

The cultural values of a specific society are interdependent and in a state of constant flux, evolving over time in reaction to advances in learning and technology or changes in the environment.

What are the key components of the anthropological perspective?

What are the key components of the anthropological perspective?

Anthropology is the study of human commonalities and diversity. There are three key components of the anthropological perspective – they are comparative or cross-cultural studies, holism and cultural relativism.

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