Dorothy D. Lee

Dorothy D. Lee

Dorothy Demetracopolou Lee (1905-1975) was an American anthropologist, author and philosopher of cultural anthropology. She was Greek by birth and was educated, married, and raised her children in America.

Lee was a social anthropologist at Vassar College whose work is most often associated with Benjamin Whorf and has written about the languages of the Wintu, Hopi, Tikopia, Trobriand, and many other cultures.

She was lecturer in anthropology and a research anthropologist at Harvard University.

She was the "Leader of the Cultural Anthropology Program" at the Merrill-Palmer School and a former member of the Institute for Intercultural Studies.

Her essays employ anthropological data to explore questions of individual autonomy, the joy of participation, equality of opportunity, freedom and responsibility.

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