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19/04/2012 11:02:03
Last updated:
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This list relates to the academic year Academic Year 2012/13 which ended on 31/07/2013
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  1. YEAR 1: TERM 1: KEY READINGS IN WORLD HISTORY 13 items
    1. When viewed over the very long term, are human societies becoming more similar to or more different from one another?

    2. Session 1: thinking about beginnings 2 items
      1. Chapter 1: the original affluent society - Marshall Sahlins

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Session 2: Globalisation before modern times 4 items
      1. Was there a pre-capitalist world system? - J. Schneider

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Introduction: a clash of civilizations? - D. Wengrow

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. Chapter 4: The (first) global village - D. Wengrow

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      4. Chapter 5: Origin of cities - D. Wengrow

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    4. Session 3: origins of nationalism 3 items
      1. Introduction - Benedict R. O'G. Anderson

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Chapter 3: origins of national consciousness - Benedict R. O'G. Anderson

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    5. Session 4: is the West really that different from the Rest? 2 items
      1. Chapter 2: the spirit of capitalism - Max Weber

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. The invention of antiquity - Jack Goody

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    6. Session 5: discussion of key question and chronological charts 1 item
        • No readings for this session

  2. YEAR 1: TERM 2: SCALE, METHOD AND COMPARISON IN THE INTERPRETATION OF THE PAST 11 items
    1. Can there by a unified method for studying the human past?

    2. Session 1: when the bottom dropped out of history 2 items
      1. The revolution in ethnological time - T. Trautmann 1992

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    3. Session 2: can we re-experience the past? 2 items
      1. The structural study of myth - Claude Lévi-Strauss

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    4. Session 3: what is the archaeological record? 2 items
      1. The challenge of the Mousterian - Lewis Roberts Binford

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Chapter 7: Contextual archaeology - Ian Hodder, Scott Hutson

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    5. Session 4: what are civilizations? 2 items
      1. Civilizations: their elements and forms - Marcel Mauss

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    6. Session 5: where is archaeology going? 2 items
      1. Reviving the Grand Narrative: archaeology and long-term change - , A. G. Sherratt 1993

        Article Essential Digitised reading

  3. YEAR 2: TERM 1: INTERPRETING SOCIETY: KEY TEXTS 14 items
    1. What are societies and why do they (or don't they) change?

    2. Session 1: Foundation thinkers 3 items
      1. Emile Durkheim - Raymond Aron

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading. SUB-SECTIONS 1: 'DE LA DIVISION DU TRAVAIL SOCIAL', 2: 'LE SUICIDE' AND 5: 'LES REGLES DE LA METHOSE SOCIOLOGIQUE'.

      2. Michelet discovers Vico - Edmund Wilson

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. The myth of the dialectic - Edmund Wilson

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading.

    3. Session 2: contract, morality and exchange 3 items
      1. Foreword - Mary Douglas

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. Chapters 1 and 2 - Marcel Mauss

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading.

      3. Gatherer-hunter to farmer: a social perspective - Barbara Bender 1978

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    4. Session 3: ritual and ideology 2 items
      1. Chapter 2: territorial passage - Gennep, Arnold van

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Ideology, symbolic power and ritual communication: a reinterpretation of Neolithic mortuary practices - M. Shanks, C. Tilley

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    5. Session 4: Habitus and practice theory 2 items
      1. The domestication of society - Ian Hodder

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    6. Session 5: boundaries and their transgression 3 items
      1. Chapter 2: Secular defilement - Mary Douglas

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Ritual uncleanness - Mary Douglas

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

  4. YEAR 2: TERM 2: INTERPRETING CULTURE: KEY TEXTS 11 items
    1. What are cultures and why do they (or don't they) change?

    2. Session 1: culture, knowledge and innovation 2 items
      1. The science of the concrete - Claude Lévi-Strauss

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Magic and science, ancient and modern - Lloyd, G. E. R.

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Session 2: speculative thought and the interpretation of misfortune 2 items
      1. Witchcraft, oracles, and magic among the Azande - Evans-Pritchard, E. E., Gillies, Eva 1976

        Book Essential E-BOOK AVAILABLE THROUGH SCRIBD.COM. PART 1, CHAPTERS 1, 2 AND 4

      2. The magical production of iron in the Cameroon Grassfields - M. J. Rowlands, J-P. Warnier

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    4. Session 3: the archaeology and anthropology of emotion 2 items
      1. Introduction: grief and a headhunter's rage - Renato Rosaldo

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. The warrior's beauty: the masculine body and self-identity in Bronze Age Europe - European Association of Archaeologists, P. Treherne 1993-1997, 1995

        Article Essential Digitised reading

    5. Session 4: culture and cognition 2 items
      1. Chapter 2: Biological and cultural inheritance - Michael Tomasello

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    6. Session 5: body, sex and gender 2 items
      1. Chapter 8: no nature, no culture: the Hagen case - Carol P. MacCormack

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Gender archaeology: beyond the manifesto - Roberta Gilchrist

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

  5. YEAR 3: TERM 1:CASE STUDIES IN ARCHAEOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND MATERIAL CULTURE 11 items
    1. People make things, but in what sense do things also make people?

    2. Session 1: regimes of value 2 items
      1. From luxuries to commodities: the nature of Mediterranean Bronze Age trading system - A. G. Sherratt, E. S. Sherratt

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Session 2: putting technology back into society and society into technology 2 items
      1. Fetishised objects and humanised nature: towards an anthropology of technology - B. Pfaffenberger 1988

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    4. Session 3: the power of images 2 items
      1. Prehistories of commodity branding - D. Wengrow 2008

        Article Essential Electronic journal. PLEASE ALSO READ COMMENTS BY EXPERTS AND AUTHOR'S RESPONSE.

    5. Session 4: maintaining boundaries 2 items
      1. Introduction - Fredrik Barth

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Materialising identities: an African perspective - O. P. Grosselain 2000

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    6. Session 5: forms of memory 2 items
      1. Chapter 1: evolution and communication - Goody, Jack

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. The role of memory in the transmission of culture - M. J. Rowlands 1993

        Article Essential Electronic journal

  6. YEAR 3: TERM 2: CASE STUDIES IN ARCHAEOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND MATERIAL CULTURE 10 items
    1. Why do archaeology and anthropology matter?

    2. Session 1: anthropology of world religions 2 items
      1. An anthropologist's introduction - Gilsenan, Michael

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Introduction - Dumont, Louis

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Session 2: political anthropology and archaeology 2 items
      1. Chapter 3: geopolitics - Adam T. Smith

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Sacred elections - M. Banerjee 2007

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    4. Session 3: dissertation talks 1 item
        • No readings for this session

    5. Session 4: money and debts: anthropological and historical perspectives 2 items
      1. Introduction: money and the morality of exchange - Jonathan P. Parry, Maurice Bloch

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Chapter 2: the myth of barter - David Graeber

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    6. Session 5: contested pasts 2 items
      1. Stonehenge: contested landscapes (Medieval to Present Day) - Barbara Bender

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Chapter 1: Heritage Ascendant - David Lowenthal

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