kids encyclopedia robot

Audrey Richards facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Audrey Richards
Born (1899-07-08)8 July 1899
London, England
Died 29 June 1984(1984-06-29) (aged 84)
Midhurst, West Sussex, England
Nationality United Kingdom
Citizenship British
Alma mater Newham College, University of Cambridge London School of Economics
Known for Anthropology of Ritual, Anthropology of Nutrition, African Studies, Interdisciplinary Anthropology
Scientific career
Fields Social anthropology
Doctoral advisor Bronisław Malinowski

Audrey Isabel Richards, CBE, FBA (8 July 1899 – 29 June 1984), was a pioneering British social anthropologist. She produced notable ethnographic studies. The most famous of which is Chisingu: A Girl's initiation ceremony among the Bemba of Zambia.

Her work also covered diverse topics such as nutrition, family structure, migration, and ethnicity. She conducted her field work in Zambia, Uganda and Essex.

kids search engine
Audrey Richards Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.