"Fifty Key Anthropologists" surveys the life and work of some of the most influential figures in anthropology. The entries, written by an international range of expert contributors, represent the diversity of thought within the subject, incorporating both classic theorists and more recent anthropological thinkers. Names discussed include: Clifford Geertz, Bronislaw Malinowski, Zora Neale, Hurston Sherry B. Ortner, Claude Levi-Strauss, Rodney Needham, Mary Douglas, and, Marcel Mauss. This accessible A-Z guide contains helpful cross-referencing, a timeline of key dates and schools of thought, and suggestions for further reading. It will be of interest to students of anthropology and related subjects wanting a succinct overview of the ideas and impact of key anthropologists who have helped to shape the discipline.