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Jeremy Boissevain

Jeremy Boissevain (August 5, 1928 - June 26, 2015) was Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research (University of Amsterdam).

Academic background

Boissevain was awarded his PhD in 1962 from the London School of Economics and subsequently taught at the Universities of Montreal, Sussex, Malta, New York (Stony Brook), Massachusetts (Amherst), Columbia University and the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.


  • Saints and Fireworks: Religion and Politics in Rural Malta (1965, 1993)
  • Hal Kirkop: A Village in Malta (1969)
  • The Italians of Montreal (1970)
  • Network Analysis (editor, 1973)
  • Friends of Friends: Networks, Manipulators and Coalitions (1974)
  • Beyond the Community (editor, 1975)
  • Ethnic Challenge (editor, 1984)
  • Dutch Dilemmas: Anthropologists Look at the Netherlands (editor, 1989)
  • Revitalizing European Rituals (editor, 1992)
  • Coping with Tourists: European Reactions to Mass Tourism (1996)
  • Factions, Friends and Feasts: Anthropological Perspectives on the Mediterranean (2013)

See also

External links

  • Video interview with Jeremy Boissevain
  • Website of the Amsterdam School for Social science Research, where Boissevain currently works

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