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Victor W. Turner

Victor W. TurnerAKA Victor Witter Turner

Born: 28-May-1920
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 18-Dec-1983
Location of death: Charlottesville, VA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Anthropologist

Nationality: Scotland
Executive summary: The Drums of Affliction

Military service: British Army (1941-46)

Wife: Edith Lucy Brocklesby Davis (m. 1943, six children)

    University: BA Anthropology, University College London (1949)
    University: PhD, University of Manchester (1955)
    Professor: Lecturer, University of Manchester
    Scholar: Fellow, Center for Advanced Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
    Professor: Anthropology and Social Thought, University of Chicago (1968-77)
    Scholar: Center for Advanced Studies, University of Virginia (1977-83)

Author of books:
Schism and Continuity in an African Society: A study of Ndembu Village Life (1957)
The Forest of Symbols (1967)
The Drums of Affliction: A study of Religious Processes among the Ndembu (1968)
The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure (1969)
Dramas, Fields, and Metaphors (1974)
Revelation and Divination in Ndembu Ritual (1975)
Process, Performance, and Pilgrimage (1980)
From Ritual to Theater: The Human Seriousness of Play (1982)

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