Bernard Arcand biography

Bernard Arcand

Radio personality, Deceased Person

1945 – 2009

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Who was Bernard Arcand?

Bernard Arcand was a French-Canadian anthropologist, author and communicator. He was a retired professor of the anthropology department of Laval University.

Born in Deschambault, Québec, he was film director Denys Arcand and comedian Gabriel Arcand's brother. He studied in social sciences at the Montreal University. He later studied at the University of Cambridge where he obtained a certificate and a doctorate, in social anthropology. He taught at the Copenhagen University in 1971, and then as an assistant professor at McGill University between 1972 and 1976. He was assistant and then tenured professor, at Université Laval, from 1976 to 2006.

He was a member of the redaction committee of the Anthropologie et Sociétés magazine between 1982 and 1987 and president of the Société canadienne d'anthropologie from 1989 to 1991.

In 1991, Arcand published The Jaguar and Anteater, a series of essays on the topic of pornography for which he received the Governor General's Award. In collaboration with Serge Bouchard, he hosted a radio show called The Commonplace, broadcast on Radio-Canada in 1990. Some texts and extracts of these shows were published between 1993 and 2003.

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Born
Apr 18, 1945
Deschambault-Grondines
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  • Canada
  • France
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Died
Jan 30, 2009
Canada

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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