Géza Róheim  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Géza Róheim (Template:Lang-hu; September 12, 1891 – June 7, 1953) was a Hungarian psychoanalyst and anthropologist. Originally based in Budapest, he is often credited with founding the field of psychoanalytic anthropology, since he was the first psychoanalytically trained anthropologist to do fieldwork. He is best known for his (and his wife Ilonka's) nine month stay at or near Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission in central Australia in 1929 and for his subsequent writings about Arrernte and Pitjantjatjara people. He also did fieldwork in Melanesia, Native North America and the Horn of Africa. Being Jewish, he was forced to leave Hungary on the eve of WW2 (1939) and settled in New York City. Unable to return to communist controlled Hungary after WW2, he spent the rest of his life in New York.

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