Edward LiPuma


A cultural anthropologist, Dr. LiPuma has conducted influential research on a variety of topics ranging from kinship structures to the social practices involved in the utilization of financial instruments such as derivatives.

Some of Dr. LiPuma's publications include the following books:

2004      Financial derivatives and the globalization of risk. (with Benjamin Lee) Duke University Press. 

2001      Encompassing others: The magic of modernity in Melanesia. University of Michigan Press. 

1988      The gift of kinship: Structure and practice in Maring social organization. Cambridge University Press. 


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