Dridzo Abram Davidovich

15 August 1925 (1925-08-15), Leningrad — 5 August 2003 (2003-08-06), Saint-Petersburg

Biography, education, career:

In May 1968 Abram Dridzo defended his Candidate’s Dissertation at the Institute of Ethnography of the USSR Academy of Sciences; it was titled The Jamaican Maroons (A Historical and Ethnographic Sketch). In October 1986 he defended his Doctoral Dissertation, titled The Indians of the West Indies: The Main Trends of Ethnic Development. From 1988 he worked as a leading researcher of the Department of America of the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Ethnography of the USSR AS / MAE RAS.

Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the peoples of North and South America; Anthropology of kinship; Historiography, Source studies and Methodology of Ethnography; history and culture of West Indies and Central America; pseudokinship systems; history of science in the Baltic states

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