Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College

PhD, University of Chicago, 1955

McKim Marriott has researched villagers and urbanites of India and professionals of both South Asia and Japan. Finding that Western categories often present obstacles to understanding peoples of these and other areas, he is constructing alternative social sciences for studying differing cultural realities, using formal modeling and simulations. (Retired June 1998.)

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Selected Publications

The female family core explored ethnosociologically. Contributions to Indian Sociology. 32: 279-304.

A Description of SAMSARA, A Realization of Rural Hindu Life. Chicago: McKim Marriott.

Alternative social sciences. In J. MacAloon, ed., General Education in the Social Sciences. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 262-278.

On ‘Constructing an Indian ethnosociology’ Contributions to Indian Sociology. 25:295-308.

(Editor) India through Hindu Categories. New Delhi/Newbury Park/London: Sage Publications.