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Kalervo Oberg, (1901–1973)

Kalervo Oberg, a Canadian anthropologist, was born in British Columbia in 1901. His career in field work and teaching took him all over the world; he is best know for his study of the Tlingit people of the southern Alaska. His book, The Social Economy of the Tlingit Indians of Alaska is still well known today. He was the originator of the term "culture shock" to describe the traveller's response to unfamiliar surroundings.

Source: Blaine Davis, 2003

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