Professor Christopher Gregory

Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Economic Development And Growth 140202
  • History Of Ideas 220209
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology 160104
  • Anthropology Of Development 160101
  • Anthropology 1601

Research interests

The political economy and culture of rice-growing in central India as expressed in women's oral epics; kinship and marriage in central India; theories of gift exchange; commodities and money in comparative and historical context.

Researcher's projects

Present: Translation and analysis of women's oral epics from central India; analysis of the Halbi kinship system of Bastar District, central India.

Past: Rural marketing, land tenure and merchant-family structure in central India; gift and commodity exchange in colonial Melanesia; teaching with ethnographic film.


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