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Oscar Lewis

Oscar LewisAKA Oscar Lefkowitz

Born: 25-Dec-1914
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 16-Dec-1970
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Culture of Poverty

Wife: Ruth Maslow (until his death, one son, one daughter)
Son: Eugene
Daughter: Judith

    University: BSS, City College of New York (1936)
    University: PhD Anthropology, Columbia University (1940)
    Professor: Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis (1946-48)
    Professor: Anthropology, University of Illinois (1948-70)

Author of books:
Village Life in Northern India (1958)
Five Families: Mexican Case Studies in the Culture of Poverty (1959)
Tepoztlán: A Village in Mexico (1960)
The Children of Sánchez: Autobiography of a Mexican Family (1961)
La Vida: A Puerto Rican Family in the Culture of Poverty: San Juan and New York (1966)
A Death in the Sánchez Family (1969)
Anthropological Essays (1970)
Living the Revolution (1977-78, 3 vols., on the Cuban Revolution)

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