Jacob Black-Michaud

(1938 - 1985)

Jacob Black-Michaud was a British developmental planning consultant with a deep interest in rural sociology, “in which I sought, primarily, the adventure of fieldwork in remote regions and, only as an afterthought, a means of heightening my political and social consciousness.” He wrote Cohesive Forces: Feud in the Mediterranean and the Middle East while getting graduate degrees at the University of London. He died in a skiing accident at the age of forty-seven, three days after completing his second book, Sheep and Land: The Economics of Power in a Tribal Society.

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