Robin Fox
Robin Fox is an Anglo-American anthropologist who has written on the topics of marriage, human and primate
A primate is a mammal of the order Primates , which contains prosimians and simians. Primates arose from ancestors that lived in the trees of tropical forests; many primate characteristics represent adaptations to life in this challenging three-dimensional environment...

Kinship is a relationship between any entities that share a genealogical origin, through either biological, cultural, or historical descent. And descent groups, lineages, etc. are treated in their own subsections....

 systems, and evolutionary anthropology
Evolutionary anthropology
Evolutionary anthropology is the interdisciplinary study of evolution of human physiology and human behaviour and the relation between hominids and non-hominid primates. Evolutionary anthropology is based in natural science and social science...

 and sociology
Sociocultural evolution
Sociocultural evolution is an umbrella term for theories of cultural evolution and social evolution, describing how cultures and societies have changed over time...

. He was born in Yorkshire
Yorkshire is a historic county of northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. Because of its great size in comparison to other English counties, functions have been increasingly undertaken over time by its subdivisions, which have also been subject to periodic reform...

. He founded the department of anthropology at Rutgers University
Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey , is the largest institution for higher education in New Jersey, United States. It was originally chartered as Queen's College in 1766. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States and one of the nine Colonial colleges founded before the American...

 in 1967 and remained a professor there for the rest of his career. Fox published a work, The Imperial Animal, with Lionel Tiger
Lionel Tiger
Lionel Tiger is a Canadian-born, American-based anthropologist. He is the Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University and co-Research Director of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. He is a graduate of McGill University, and the London School of Economics at the University of...

 in 1972, that advocated a 'social carnivore theory' of human evolution. His daughter Kate Fox
Kate Fox
Kate Fox is a social anthropologist. She is the director of the Social Issues Research Centre an independent, not-for-profit organisation . She has written several books.- Background:...

has also written an anthropologically-themed book titled Watching the English.

External links

The source of this article is wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.