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Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern DBE, FBA awarded an International Balzan Prize

last modified Sep 13, 2018 04:39 PM

Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern (UK), University of Cambridge, for Social Anthropology, has been awarded one of this year's International Balzan Prizes. Prof Strathern

“For the profoundly innovative and heuristic character of her critique of Western conceptual oppositions, such as individual/society, man/woman, nature/culture, singular/collective, subjectivity/objectivity, cause/effect, in favour of the importance accorded to the domestic sphere, the differential distinction of the sexes, the manipulation of symbols, relation, replication, agency”.

The Prizewinners were announced in Milan by the Chairman of the Balzan General Prize Committee, Luciano Maiani, together with the President of the Balzan “Prize” Foundation, Enrico Decleva, at the Corriere della Sera Foundation.

The profiles of the winners and the citations were presented by four prestigious members of the General Prize Committee. For Social Anthropology:

Nathalie Heinich (Research Director in sociology at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris; member of the Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage (CRAL) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris) read the citation for the assignment of the Prize for Social Anthropology to Marilyn Strathern.


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