Fri, 22 Sep 1995 10:17:35 CDT

Answering the call for introductions, I'll state the following: I earned a
Ph.D. in 1975 from the New School for Social Research, an M.A. in 1968 from
the University of the Philippines, and a B.S.J. in 1959 from Northwestern
University. At the University of Florida for 16 years before coming to
Wichita State University in 1992, I've spent seven years in Southeast Asia
doing research on urban scavengers in Manila, peasants in the Central Luzon
Central Plain of Luzon, neo-colonial warfare on the Indonesian island of
Timor, and headhunters in the North Luzon Highlands. For several years in
New York City I investigated the social organization of hospitals in
Manhattan and the survival strategies of street people on the Lower East
Side. Since 1982 I've concentrated on Haiti, investigating tourism,
coffee production, and religion. Much of my work has attempted to integrate
the cognitive and ecological aspects of peoples' beliefs and behaviors. My
books include An Evaluation of Philippine Culture-Personality Research (1969)
Societal Ecology in Northern Luzon: Kalinga Agriculture, Organization,
Population, and Change (1977), The Concept of Culture (1979), Haiti:
A Research Handbook (1990), and Haiti's Bad Press (1992). Robert Lawless,
Department of Anthropology, Wichita State University, Wichita KS 67260-0052.