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Professor Alan Macfarlane

Professor Alan Macfarlane

Emeritus Professor of Anthropological Science

Life Fellow, King's College

Fellow of the British Academy

Research Interests

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.