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Anthony D. Buckley

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in Castleford, Yorkshire, England, The United Kingdom



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I'm an anthropologist, employed until recently at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra, Co Down in Northern Ireland. My interests include the Catholic-Protestant divide, ethnicity, religion, Freemasonry, the Orange Order, friendly societies and latterly sport. My doctoral thesis, a study of the traditional medicine and religion of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, became a prizewinning book. I am still writing, and have an honorary research fellowship in Anthropology at the Queen's University of Belfast. I am an atheist but my life proves I am obsessed with religion.

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Collecting Oral History
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