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Zelda Alice Franceschi

Associate Professor

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: M-DEA/01 Demology, Ethnology and Anthropology


Keywords: History of Anthropology Ethnography (Chaco, Argentina) Anthropology of Nutrition Natives’ Autobiographies Autobiographical Memory Anthropology of Kinship Lives-Histories/Autobiographies

• History of Anthropology. In particular the history of American Anthropology: Franz Uri Boas and his disciples(XIX e XX secolo) especially women anthropologists who were for many reasons marginalized.

• Autobiographical Writing, Letters and Diaries . In particular Bronislaw Malinowski’s, Franz Uri Boas’, Alfred Métraux’s and Ruth Benedict’s diaries have been investigated. Margaret Mead’s letters from her field work has been studied and also Guido Boggiani’s diaries.

• Wichí (Chaco, Argentina). In particular natives’ autobiographies , Anthropology of Nutrition , Anthropology of Kinship, the Relationship between Writing and Orality among natives.