Alfred Gell

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Alfred (Antony Francis) Gell (June 12, 1945 – January 28, 1997) was a British social anthropologist whose most influential work concerned art, language, symbolism and ritual.


  • Metamorphosis of the Cassowaries: Umeda Society, Language and Ritual, London: Athlone, 1975.
  • The Anthropology of Time: Cultural Constructions of Temporal Maps and Images, Oxford: Berg, 1992.
  • Wrapping in Images: Tattooing in Polynesia, Oxford: Clarendon, 1993.