Jack Goody


Jack Goody

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Born
John Rankine Goody

(1919-07-27)July 27, 1919
DiedJuly 16, 2015(2015-07-16) (aged 95)
EducationPh.D. in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge (1954)
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
St John's College, Cambridge
OccupationAnthropologist
Spouse(s)Mary Joan Wright
Esther Newcomb (1930–2018)
Juliet Mitchell (1940)
Parent(s)
  • Harold Goody (1885–1969),
  • Lilian Rankine Goody (1885–1962)

Sir John Rankine Goody, FBA (27 July 1919 – 16 July 2015) was a British social anthropologist. He was a prominent lecturer at Cambridge University, and was William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology from 1973 to 1984.

Among his main publications were Death, property and the ancestors (1962), The domestication of the savage mind (1977).[1]

Early life and Education

Born 27 July 1919, Goody grew up in Welwyn Garden City and St Albans, where he attended St Albans School. He went up to St John's College, Cambridge to study English Literature in 1938, where he met leftist intellectuals like Eric Hobsbawm.

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