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Department of Social Anthropology



Professor Macfarlane works in England, China, Japan, and Nepal, and also has research interests in Burma and India. He has done research on English society of the 14th to 19th centuries; the Gurungs of central Nepal; and the Nagas of the Burma-India border. He is interested in information retrieval systems and audio-visual media. His ongoing research includes the origins and consequences of capitalism in comparative perspective, individualism, and social theory.

Emeritus Professor of Anthropological Science
Life Fellow, King's College
Fellow of the British Academy
Professor Alan  Macfarlane

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