Charles Lindholm (1946) is an American Professor of Anthropology at Boston University.
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Biography[edit | edit source]
Charles Lindholm was born in 1946 in Mankato, Minnesota. After high School, he was admitted to Columbia College in New York City. He graduated in 1968 then he won a traveling fellowship to study brush technique in Japan. However, He never did make it to Japan, and instead spent the next few years traveling in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies.
He won a scholarship to study Anthropology at Columbia In 1977 and started doctoral fieldwork with the Swat Pukhtun in Northern Pakistan. He received doctorate in 1979 and taught at Columbia and Barnard until 1983.Then he held a joint appointment in the Committee on Social Studies and the Department of Anthropology at Harvard, where he remained until 1990. Since then he has been the University Professor of Anthropology at Boston University.
Selected Publications[edit | edit source]
- Generosity and Jealousy (1982), The Swat Pukhtun of Northern Pakistan (based on his dissertation)
- Charisma (1990)
- Culture and Identity: The History, Theory and Practice of Psychological Anthropology (2001, second edition 2007)
- The Islamic Middle East: Tradition and Change (2003)
- Culture and Authenticity (2008)
- The Struggle for the World: Liberation Movements for the 21st Century (2010 co-authored with José Pedro Zúquete)