• 119 Citations
1972 …2019

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Research Interests

The history and ‘prehistory’ of anthropological theory, as well as its contemporary developments; the anthropology of scriptural religions, with particular focus on Islam; the historical ethnography of West Africa; the anthropology of food, particularly French foodways in the American Midwest.

Education/Academic qualification

Social Anthropology, PhD, University of Cambridge

… → 1976

Anthropology, BA, Columbia University

… → 1970

Research interests

  • Anthropological theory
  • Anthropology of food
  • Ethnography of West Africa
  • Islam
  • Scriptural religions

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Research Output

Introduction: Eating French

Launay, R. & Mauxion, A., Apr 3 2018, In : Food and Foodways. 26, 2, p. 87-91 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  • How (Not) to Read the Quran? Logics of Islamic Education in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire

    Launay, R. & Ware III, R., 2016, Islamic Education in Africa: Writing Boards and Blackboards. Launay, R. (ed.). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, p. 255-267 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Introduction

    Launay, R., 2016, Islamic Education in Africa: Writing Boards and Blackboards. Launay, R. (ed.). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, p. 1-26 26 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

    Islamic Education in Africa: Writing Boards and Blackboards

    Launay, R. (ed.), 2016, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 336 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook