Georges Balandier

  • Gérald Gaillard Université des Sciences et des Techniques de Lille 1

Author Biography

Gérald Gaillard, Université des Sciences et des Techniques de Lille 1

Associate Professor at the Université des Sciences et des Techniques de Lille 1, is the author of numerous texts on the history of anthropology. He spent the first eighteen years of his life in Bouaké and Abidjan (Côte ’Ivoire). He studied in Paris, among others with Balandier, and conducted long-term fieldwork among the Biafada, living in a remote rural area on the borders of Guinea Conakry and Guinea Bissau. He wrote a habilitation of classical style about them (2004), before turning to more comprehensive analyses of Guinea-Bissau. Taking up the subject of globalisation, he expanded his research to the international marriage market notably in Asia.

Published
2017-06-25
How to Cite
GAILLARD, Gérald. Georges Balandier. Modern Africa: Politics, History and Society, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 5-23, june 2017. ISSN 2570-7558. Available at: <http://edu.uhk.cz/africa/index.php/ModAfr/article/view/167>. Date accessed: 04 dec. 2020.