Marvin Harris

1927 - 2001

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Marvin Harris (August 18, 1927 – October 25, 2001) was an American anthropologist. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City. A prolific writer, he was highly influential in the development of cultural materialism and environmental determinism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marvin Harris has received more than 234,795 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Marvin Harris is the 22nd most popular anthropologist (down from 21st in 2019), the 2,286th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,234th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Marvin Harris ranks 22 out of 69Before him are A. L. Kroeber, Edward T. Hall, Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, Mary Leakey, and Richard Leakey. After him are Leslie White, Wilhelm Schmidt, Cheikh Anta Diop, Raymond Dart, Marc Augé, and Marshall Sahlins.

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Among people born in 1927, Marvin Harris ranks 103Before him are R. D. Laing, Dick Bruna, Robert Plutchik, François Furet, Vasile Milea, and Sabah. After him are Ken Russell, Vladimir Shatalov, Carlo Maria Martini, Robert Shaw, Wadie Haddad, and Allan Kaprow. Among people deceased in 2001, Marvin Harris ranks 61Before him are Soad Hosny, Joseph Greenberg, Joey Ramone, Perry Como, Jean-Pierre Aumont, and Chet Atkins. After him are Birendra of Nepal, John Phillips, Seishiro Shimatani, Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy, Giuseppe Sinopoli, and Hannelore Kohl.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Marvin Harris ranks 2,286 out of 18,182Before him are E. Howard Hunt (1918), James Heckman (1944), Jelly Roll Morton (1890), Patricia Cornwell (1956), Raymond E. Feist (1945), and Edmond Hamilton (1904). After him are Andrew Wyeth (1917), Gerard Damiano (1928), Michael Rosbash (1944), Peggy Lee (1920), Fredric Jameson (1934), and Joseph D. Pistone (1939).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

Among anthropologists born in United States, Marvin Harris ranks 7Before him are Lewis H. Morgan (1818), Margaret Mead (1901), Ruth Benedict (1887), Clifford Geertz (1926), A. L. Kroeber (1876), and Edward T. Hall (1914). After him are Leslie White (1900), Marshall Sahlins (1930), Ann Dunham (1942), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), John Lloyd Stephens (1805), and Ralph Linton (1893).