INTERVIEW WITH JEREMY
Boissevain describes his early movement into anthropology. This partly
came from his standing between two cultures, Dutch and American. Later
he was influenced by a pupil of Boas in Japan. The major influence
on his work, however, was that of Edmund Leach and later of Frederik
Barth, and this led him towards a transactionalist and competitive
view of human cultures.
Alan Macfarlane in Cambridge in 1983. Part of a 20 minute interview.