Layard, J. (John)

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English anthropologist and Jungian psychotherapist, born in London, November 28, 1891. Studied at Cambridge with anthropologist W.H.R. Rivers, with whom he visited Melanesia. Spent a year during 1914-1915 on the island of Atchin in Vanuatu conducting ethnological field work. Also visited Vao; his monumental work Stone men of Malekula is based on the work done there. As a young adult, Layard was a psychotherapy patient, became involved in the Berlin homosexual scene, and survived two suicide attempts. Returned to England and resumed his career in anthropology at Oxford, publishing his two best known works in the early 1940s. Worked with Carl Jung in Zurich and began seeing patients as an analyst. Married Doris Dingwall in 1943. Died on November 26, 1974. Two of his monographs were published posthumously.

From the description of John Willoughby Layard papers [microform], 1897-1974. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 758379878

From the description of John Willoughby Layard papers, 1897-1974. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 22613811

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creatorOf Layard, J. (John). John Willoughby Layard papers [microform], 1897-1974. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Layard, J. (John). John Willoughby Layard papers, 1897-1974. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
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associatedWith Adler, Gerhard, 1904- person
associatedWith Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973, person
associatedWith Bateson, Gregory, person
associatedWith Dingwall, Doris, person
associatedWith Haddon, Alfred C. (Alfred Cort), 1855-1940, person
associatedWith Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- person
associatedWith Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, person
associatedWith Lane, Homer Tyrrell, 1876-1925, person
associatedWith Layard, Richard, 1934- person
associatedWith Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942, person
associatedWith Radcliffe-Brown, A. R. (Alfred Reginald), 1881-1955, person
associatedWith Rivers, W. H. R. (William Halse Rivers), 1864-1922, person
associatedWith Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Melanesia
Vanuatu--Malekula
Oceania
Vanuatu--Malekula
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Oceania
Melanesia
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Ethnology
Psychotherapy
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Active 1897

Active 1974

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