Yale University Department of Anthropology

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Harold Scheffler

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1963

10 Sachem Street, Room 311
Tel: (203) 432-3673
Fax: (203) 432-3669

Professor Scheffler joined the Yale faculty in 1963. His principal ethnographic research has been done in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and aboriginal Australia, focusing mainly on kinship and social organization in small-scale societies. His principal publications are Choiseul Island Social Structure (1965), A Study in Structural Semantics: The Siriono Kinship System (with F. G. Lounsbury 1972), Australian Kin Classification (1978), and Filiation and Affiliation (2000). Currently he offers lecture courses and seminars on kinship and social organization, human sexuality in comparative and historical perspective, modes of thought, and theoretical perspectives in social and cultural anthropology.

Recent & Featured Publications

Scheffler H. 1978. Australian Kin Classification.

University of Cambridge Press.