McKim Marriott


Contact Information

Office: Haskell 224
Phone: (773) 753-4600

(PhD, U Chicago 1955) Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College, 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 6/98)

Selected Publications

Year Title / Publications PDF
1998 The female family core explored ethnosociologically. Contributions to Indian Sociology. 32: 279-304
1997 A Description of SAMSARA, A Realization of Rural Hindu Life. Chicago: McKim Marriott.
1992 Alternative social sciences. In J. MacAloon, ed., General Education in the Social Sciences. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 262-278.
1991 On ‘Constructing an Indian ethnosociology’ Contributions to Indian Sociology. 25:295-308.
1990 (Editor) India through Hindu Categories. New Delhi/Newbury Park/London: Sage Publications.