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Jean Liedloff (November 26, 1926 – March 15, 2011) was an American author, born in New York, and best known for her 1975 book The Continuum Concept. She is the aunt of writer Janet Hobhouse, and is represented by the character Constance in Hobhouse's book "The Furies."
Born in New York City in 1926, as a teenager she accomplished the Drew Seminary for Young Women and began studying at Cornell University, but began her expeditions before she could graduate.
During a diamond-hunting expedition to Venezuela, she came into contact with an indigenous people named the Yequana. Over time she became fascinated with the Yequana, and made a decision to return to Venezuela to live with them. She wrote her book The Continuum Concept in an attempt to document the Yequana way of life, in particular their style of child-rearing.
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