Maybury-Lewis, David

Maybury-Lewis, David (Henry Peter)

(1929–  ) cultural anthropologist; born in Hyderabad, Pakistan. He served in the British army (1947–48) before going to Oxford (B.A. 1952) and Cambridge (Ph.D. 1956). Pursuing the career of a cultural anthropologist, he emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1960 to join the Harvard faculty. In 1972, with Harvard colleagues, he founded Cultural Survival, Inc., a private organization that aims to protect historical and cultural sites around the world. In 1992 his 10-part series, Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World, appeared on public television with himself serving as host; a comparative study of different cultures around the world, the series attracted most attention because of its controversial staging or dramatization of certain "native" activities.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Maybury-Lewis, David, Theodore Macdonald, and Biorn Maybury-Lewis, Manifest Destinies and Indigenous Peoples, The David Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies.