João de Pina-Cabral

João de Pina-Cabral is a Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Kent and Research Coordinator at the University of Lisbon. Professor de Pina-Cabral served as the President of the Portuguese Association of Anthropologists from 1989-1991. He earned his B.A. from the University of Witwatersrand and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford.

Professor de Pina-Cabral researches the relationship between symbolic thought and social power, family and kinship, and ethnicity in colonial and postcolonial contexts.

Representative Publications

de Pina-Cabral, João. “The two faces of mutuality: Contemporary themes in anthropology.” Anthropological Quarterly 86.1 (2013): 257-275.

de Pina-Cabral, João. “Dona Berta’s garden: reaching across the colonial boundary.” Etnográfica 6.1 (2002): 77-91.

de Pina-Cabral, João. “Listing Rivers and Train Stations: Primary Solidarities and the Colonial Past in Mozambique.” Virtual Brazilian Anthropology 2.1 (2005): 27-53.

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