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06/08/2012 12:21:46
This list relates to the academic year Academic Year 2011/12 which ended on 31/07/2012
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  1. List in progress!

    This 2011 reading list for ARCL1008  is being added to: please also refer back to the previous list, found here:

     

    http://ls-tlss.ucl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/displaylist?module=11ARCL1008

  2. Introductory readings and online references

  3. It is recommended that you consider buying at least one of these books.

    • They will be useful in contextualising specific issues raised in the course or in chasing up concepts like 'kinship', 'culture', 'social structure', etc.
    • They are available at Waterstones Book Shop and from online providers such as amazon.co.uk.

  4. Why humans have cultures: explaining anthropology and social diversity - Carrithers, Michael 1992

    Book Recommended

  5. An introduction to social anthropology: other people's worlds - Hendry, Joy c1999

    Book Recommended (An accessible introduction to many issues in cultural anthropology)

  6. Small places, large issues: an introduction to social and cultural anthropology - Eriksen, Thomas Hylland 2001

    Book Recommended

  7. Cultural anthropology: a contemporary perspective - Keesing, Roger M., Strathern, Andrew c1998

    Book Recommended (A posthumous update of Keesing's 1981 volume, it remains the best general introduction and includes wide-ranging summaries of much of social and bio-anthropological approaches.)

  8. Cultural anthropology: a contemporary perspective - Keesing, Roger M. c1981

    Book Recommended

  9. Cognitive variations: reflections on the unity and diversity of the human mind - Lloyd, G. E. R. 2007

    Book Recommended

  10. Lectures: Autumn Term

  11. Session 1: What kind of animals are humans? Culture, language and mind 21 items
    1. Required reading

    2. Read at least two readings

    3. These lectures will introduce some of the key ways that people, from scientists to hunter-gatherers, describe the differences between people and other animals.

    4. Chimpanzee and human culture - C. Boesch and M Tomasello

      Article Essential

    5. Language, Anthropology and Cognitive Science - Maurice Bloch 1991

      Article Essential

    6. Why Humans Have Cultures - Michael Carrithers 1990

      Article Essential

    7. The anatomy of sociality - Michael Carrithers

      Chapter Essential Digitised Reading

    8. Recommended reading

    9. The impact of the concept of culture on the concept of man: chapter 2 - C Geertz

      Chapter Recommended PDF Available

    10. A few reasons why we don't share Tomasello et al.'s intuitions about sharing - György Gergely, Gergely Csibra 2005-10-25

      Article Recommended

    11. Introduction to Culture - Tim Ingold

      Chapter Recommended

    12. Theories of culture revisited - R. Keesing

      Chapter Recommended

    13. Ekila: blood, bodies, and egalitarian societies - Jerome Lewis 2008-06

      Article Recommended

    14. Body techniques - Marcel Mauss

      Chapter Recommended

    15. Language acquisition and socialization - E. Ochs, B. Schiefflin

      Chapter Recommended

    16. The language instinct: how the mind creates language - Pinker, Steven 2000

      Book Recommended Read Chapters 3 and 13

    17. Why animals have neither history nor culture - D. Premak, A.J Premak

      Chapter Recommended

    18. Understanding and sharing intentions: The origins of cultural cognition - Michael Tomasello, Malinda Carpenter, Josep Call, Tanya Behne 2005-10-25

      Article Recommended

  12. Session 2: People, animals and their environments 158 items
    1. These lectures consider various ways that non-western people conceive of their environments and the animals that inhabit them.

    2. Required reading

    3. Read at least two readings

    4. Nature in culture or culture in nature - Gísli Pálsson, Philippe Descola 1996

      Chapter Essential

    5. Totemism, animism and the depiction of animals - Tim Ingold

      Chapter Essential

    6. The great dance: a hunter's story - Craig Foster, Barry Donnelly, Damon Foster, Ellen Windemuth 2000

      Audio-visual document Recommended

    7. Session 2:   People, animals and their environments

    8. Nature and society: anthropological perspectives - Philippe Descola, Gísli Pálsson 1996

      Article Essential

    9. The great dance: a hunter's story - Barry Donnelly, et al 200-?

      Audio-visual document Essential SCIENCE ISSUE DESK DVD 078

    10. Recommended Reading 0 items
    11. Nature and society: anthropological perspectives - Philippe Descola, Gísli Pálsson 1996

      Book Recommended

    12. Man and the Environment - Kirk M. Endicott

      Chapter Recommended

    13. Interest in Cattle - E. E. Evans-Pritchard

      Chapter Recommended

    14. Humanity and Animality - Tim Ingold

      Chapter Recommended

    15. The dreaming: time and space - F. Myers

      Chapter Recommended

    16. SESSION 3

    17. Beyond the original affluent society - N. Bird David 1992

      Article Essential

    18. The original affluent society - Marshall Sahlins

      Chapter 

    19. Egalitarian societes revisited - J. Woodburn

      Chapter Essential

    20. Recommended

    21. The headman was a woman: the gender egalitarian Batek of Malaysia - Kirk M. Endicott, Karen Lampell Endicott 2008

      Book Recommended

    22. Ownership, leadership and the use of space - Richard Lee 1979

      Chapter Recommended

    23. Men, women and chiefs - Claude Lévi-Strauss

      Chapter Recommended

    24. Rousseau - Bertrand Russell

      Chapter Recommended

    25. Egalitarian Societies - , , J. Woodburn

      Article Recommended

    26. Page 
    27. Spacious skies and tilted axes - Jared M Diamond

      Chapter Essential

    28. Preface - Eric R. Wolf

      Chapter 

    29. Introduction - Eric R. Wolf

      Chapter 

    30. Africa works: disorder as political instrument - Patrick Chabal, Jean-Pascal Daloz 1999

      Book 

    31. Introduction - M. Fortes, E. Evans-Pritchard

      Chapter 

    32. The criminalization of the state in Africa - Jean-François Bayart, Béatrice Hibou 1999

      Book 

    33. Africa works: disorder as political instrument - Patrick Chabal, Jean-Pascal Daloz 1999

      Book 

    34. Introduction - M Fortres

      Chapter 

    35. Comparative politics - City University of New York 1968-

      Journal 

    36. It's a girl! - Rita Astuti

      Chapter Essential

    37. American anthropologist - , ,

      Journal Essential

    38. Centuries of childhood - Philippe Ariès 1962

      Book 

    39. Session 6:   Initiation and liminality

    40. Initiation - Maurice Bloch

      Chapter 

    41. Making Incomplete - Marilyn Strathern

      Chapter 

    42. The rites of passage - Arnold van Gennep 1977

      Book 

    43. Initiation - J. S. La Fontaine 1986

      Book 

    44. The principle of reciprocity - Claude Lévi-Strauss

      Chapter 

    45. Rethinking anthropology - Edmund Ronald Leach 1961 (repr. 1963)

      Book 

    46. Almost Eating the Ancestors - , , Maurice Bloch

      Article 

    47. Death and the regeneration of life - Jonathan P. Parry, Maurice Bloch 1982

      Book 

    48. Death, memory and material culture - Elizabeth Hallam, Jennifer Lorna Hockey 2001

      Book 

    49. Death and The right hand - Robert Hertz 1960

      Book 

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