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  1. General Textbooks 6 items
    1. Why humans have cultures: explaining anthropology and social diversity - Carrithers, Michael 1992

      Book Essential

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

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

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

      Book Essential (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.)

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

      Book Essential

  2. Tutorial 1 : Course introduction and allocation of class times 7 items
    Seminar: Monday 1st October (9-11am). Tutorial classes take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays each week
    1. Required readings 4 items
      1. Cultural anthropology: a contemporary perspective - Keesing, Roger M., Strathern, Andrew c1998

        Book Essential

      2. ANY copy of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 'Notes for Contributors' for guidelines on presentation and referencing. When in doubt use any 'References' section at the end of an article to see how to reference correctly.

      3. How to write about the social sciences - Cuba, Lee J., Cocking, John 1994

        Book Essential (See chapter 4 "Student Assignments" which covers both essays and oral presentations; and chapter 6 “Writing and its Presentation” which contains good sections on referencing essays and compiling bibliographies.)

      4. ANY SOCIAL SCIENCE study skills book from Waterstones

    2. Recommended readings 3 items
      1. Cultural anthropology: a contemporary perspective - Keesing, Roger M., Strathern, Andrew c1998

        Book Recommended Read sections 1, 2 & 3.

      2.  

        Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (Any copy post 1998) Consult the 'Notes for Contributors' at the end of the journal for guidelines on essay presentation and referencing. When in doubt use any 'References' section at the end of a JRAI article to see how to reference correctly.

      3. How to write about the social sciences - Cuba, Lee J., Cocking, John 1994

        Book Recommended See chapter 4 "Student Assignments" which covers both essays and oral presentations; and chapter 6 “Writing and its Presentation” which contains good sections on referencing essays and compiling bibliographies.)

  3. Tutorial 2: Mon, Oct 8th. What kind of animals are humans : Culture, language and mind 22 items
    1. Required Readings: 10 items
      (Read at least TWO readings for the tutorial)
      1. Language, anthropology and cognitive Science - Maurice Bloch 1991

        Article Essential E-journal

      2. Also published as chapter 1 in the following :

      3. How we think they think: anthropological approaches to cognition, memory, and literacy - Bloch, Maurice 1998

        Book Essential Read chapter 1

      4. Why Humans Have Cultures - Michael Carrithers 1990

        Article Essential E-journal

      5. Or you can consult the extended version in the following :

      6. The anatomy of sociality - Michael Carrithers

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      7. The development of meaning: ontogeny and culture - A. F. Robertson 1996

        Article Essential E-journal

      8. Chimpanzee and human cultures - Christophe Boesch, Michael Tomasello 12/1998

        Article Essential

      9. Living Differences - Volker Sommer, Amy R. Parish

        Chapter Essential

      10. The Blob - M Bloch 2011

        Webpage Essential In issue 1 of Anthropology of this Century http://aotcpress.com/articles/blob/

    2. Recommended readings 12 items
      1. The interpretation of cultures: selected essays - Clifford Geertz c1973

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 2.

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

        Article Recommended E-journal

      3. Introduction to culture - Ingold, Tim

        Chapter Recommended

      4. Theories of culture revisited - Keesing, R

        Chapter Recommended

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

        Article Recommended E-journal

      6. Techniques of the body - Marcel Mauss 02/1973

        Article Recommended E-journal

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

        Book Recommended Esp. chapters 3 and 13

      8. Why animals have neither history nor culture - David Premack, Ann J Premack

        Chapter Recommended

      9. What makes human cognition unique? from individual to shared to collective intentionality - Michael Tomasello, Hannes Rakoczy 04/2003

        Article Recommended E-journal

      10. Understanding and sharing intentions: The origins of cultural cognition - Tomasello, Michael , Carpenter, Malinda , Call, Josep , et al. 25/10/2005

        Article Recommended E-journal

  4. Tutorial 3 : Mon, Oct 15. People, animals and thier environment 19 items
    1. Required readings 7 items
      (Read at least TWO readings for the tutorial.)
      1. Animism revisited: personhood, environment, and relational epistemology - Nurit Bird‐David 02/1999

        Article Essential E-journal

      2. Optional third reading:

      3. Cosmological deixis and Amerindian perspectivism - *Viveros de Castro, E 1998

        Article Essential E-journal - a difficult but rewarding read

      4. The great dance: a hunter's story - Donnelly, Barry, Foster, Craig, Foster, Damon, Windemuth, Ellen [200-?

        Audio-visual document Essential This DVD is damaged

    2. Recommended readings 12 items
      1. Nature and society: anthropological perspectives - Descola, Philippe, Gísli Pálsson 1996

        Book Recommended Chapters 1, 5, 8 or 10

      2. Chapter 3 : Man and the environment - Endicott, K.

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Chapter 1: Interest in cattle - Evans-Pritchard, E.E

        Chapter Recommended E-BOOK

      4. Also reprinted in :

      5. Environmental anthropology: a historical reader - Dove, Michael, Carpenter, Carol 2008

        Book Recommended

      6. Humanity and animality - Tim Ingold

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      7. The dreaming: time and space - Myers, F

        Chapter Recommended Chapter 2

      8. Sacred site, ancestral clearing, and environmental ethics - Rose, D.B

        Chapter Recommended

      9. Cosmological Perspectivism in Amazonia and Elsewhere. - E Vivieros De Castro 2012

        Article Recommended Masterclass Lectures. HAU, Journal of Ethnographic Theory. Vol 1 (2012)

  5. Tutorial 4 : Mon. Oct 22nd. Egalitarian societies in the modern world 22 items
    1. Required readings 8 items
      (Read at least TWO readings for the tutorial.)
      1. The cultural instability of egalitarian societies - *Brunton, R 1989

        Article Essential E-journal

      2. Ekila: blood, bodies, and egalitarian societies - *Lewis, J 2008

        Article Essential E-journal

      3. The original affluent society - Marshall David Sahlins

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      4. OR reproduced and abridged with an introduction in :

      5. The original affluent society - M. Sahlins

        Chapter Essential

      6. Egalitarian societies revisited - J. Woodburn

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. Recommended Readings: 14 items
      1. !Kung women: contrasts in sexual egalitarianism in the foraging and sedentary contexts - Draper, P

        Chapter Recommended Electronic resource

      2. The headman was a woman: the gender egalitarian Batek of Malaysia - Endicott, Kirk M., Endicott, Karen Lampell c2008

        Book Essential

      3. On the problem of egalitarianism : the Kalahari san in transition - Gulbrandsen, O

        Chapter Essential Electronic resource

      4. The !Kung San: men, women, and work in a foraging society - Lee, Richard B. 1979

        Book Essential Chapter 12

      5. Men, women and chiefs - Lévi-Strauss, C

        Chapter Essential E-BOOK

      6. Rousseau - Russell, B

        Chapter Essential E-BOOK. Please note this is very slow to load! The chapter you need is in part 2.

      7. Egalitarian Societies - Wooburn, J 1982

        Article Essential

  6. Tutorial 5 : Mon. Oct 29th. Globalisation in anthropological perspective : relations between centres and peripheries 28 items
    1. Required reading 7 items
      (Read at least TWO readings for the tutorial)
      1. From kleptocracy to the felonious state - Bayart, J.F, Béatrice Hibou, S. Ellis

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Spacious skies and tilted axes - Jared M. Diamond

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading. Also read Chapter 11.

      3. Solving the human predicament - Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne H. Ehrlich 08/2012

        Article Recommended

    2. Recommended readings 21 items
      1. Liquid times: living in an age of uncertainty - Bauman, Zygmunt 2007

        Book Recommended

      2. Millennial capitalism and the culture of neoliberalism - Jean Comaroff, John L. Comaroff c2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Runaway world: how globalisation is reshaping our lives - Giddens, Anthony 1999

        Book Recommended

      4. The anthropology of globalization: a reader - Inda, Jonathan Xavier, Rosaldo, Renato 2001

        Book Recommended

      5. Europe and the people without history - Wolf, Eric R. c2010

        Book Recommended PREFACE (PP. IX-XI) AND INTRODUCTION (PP. 3-23).

      6. Case-study I: States in Africa

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

        Book Recommended

      8. Africa works: disorder as political instrument - Chabal, Patrick, Daloz, Jean-Pascal c1999

        Book Recommended

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

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading : (For a sense of the diversity of precolonial state formations in Africa)

      10. Provisional notes on the postcolony - Mbembe, A 1992

        Article Recommended

      11. Equalising processes, processes of discrimination and the forest people of Central Africa - Kenrick, J

        Chapter Recommended Vol. 2

      12. Money makes the world go round - Kohler, A

        Chapter Recommended Vol. 2

      13. Whose forest is it anyway - Lewis, J

        Chapter Recommended Vol. 2

      14. The Mbuti pygmies: change and adaptation - Colin M. Turnbull c2011

        Book 

  7. First Reading Week 1 item
    1.  No Seminar; No Tutorials week commencing Nov 5th

  8. TUTORIAL SIX : Mon 12th Nov. DEFINITION OF RELIGION, BELIEF AND LEARNING TO BELIEVE 23 items
    1. Required Readings: 5 items
      1.  

        (Read at least TWO readings for the tutorial)

      2. Apparently irrational beliefs - Dan Sperber

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      3. The goat and the gazelle: Witchcraft - T. Luhrmann

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      4. The sorcerer and his magic - Claude Lévi-Strauss 1963

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. Recommended Readings: 18 items
      1. Religion in Primitive culture’ - E Tylor 1871

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Supernatural as a Western Category - Benson Saler 04/1977

        Article Recommended

      3. A Definition of Religion, and its Uses - Robin Horton Dec., 1960

        Article Recommended

      4. Culture and human nature - Spiro, Melford E., Kilborne, Benjamin, Langness, L. L. c1994

        Book Recommended

      5. Religious Belief - Martin Southwold Dec., 1979

        Article Recommended

      6. Remarks on the Verb “To Believe” - Jean Poullion 1979

        Chapter Recommended

      7. Christians as Believers - Malcolm Ruel 1982

        Chapter Recommended Electronic resource

      8. Belief, language, and experience - Needham, Rodney 1972

        Book Recommended

      9. Against Belief? - Galina Lindquist, Simon Coleman 31/03/2008

        Article Recommended

      10. Intuitive and Reflective Beliefs - DAN SPERBER 28/06/2008

        Article Recommended

      11. Beliefs, Disbeliefs, and Unbeliefs - Benson Saler 1968

        Article Recommended

  9. TUTORIAL SEVEN : Mon 19th Nov. MODERNITY OF WITCHCRAFT AND TECHNOLOGIES OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE 47 items
    1. Required Readings: 5 items
      1. (Read at least TWO readings for the tutorial)

      2. The notion of witchcraft explains unfortunate events - E. E. Evans-Pritchard

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. Soviet science and post-Soviet faith: Etigelov's imperishable body - JUSTINE BUCK QUIJADA 02/2012

        Article Essential E-journal

      4. The creation museum - Susan Friend Harding

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. Recommended Readings: 42 items
      1. Debate: Primitive People and Western Science

      2. Magic, science and religion and other essays - Bronislaw Malinowski

        Chapter Recommended

      3. A general theory of magic - Mauss, Marcel 2001

        Book Recommended

      4. African Traditional Thought and Western Science - Robin Horton 1974

        Chapter Recommended

      5. How natives think - Lévy-Bruhl, Lucien 1985, c1926

        Book Recommended

      6. Magic, science, religion, and the scope of rationality - Tambiah, Stanley Jeyaraja 1990

        Book Recommended

      7. Rationality and relativism - Hollis, Martin, Lukes, Steven 1982

        Book Recommended

      8. Science, Religion, and Anthropology - James Lett 1997

        Chapter Recommended

      9. The vocation lectures: 'Science as a vocation' ; 'Politics as a vocation' - Weber, Max, Strong, Tracy B., Livingstone, Rodney, Weber, Max c2004

        Book Recommended

      10. The Effectiveness of Shamans in an Indonesian Ritual - Jane Monnig Atkinson 06/1987

        Article Recommended

      11. MAGIC WITH A MESSAGE: The Poetics of Christian Conjuring - GRAHAM M. JONES 05/2012

        Article Recommended

      12. Religion and Technology:

      13. Cyberhenge: modern Pagans on the Internet - Cowan, Douglas E. 2005

        Book Recommended

      14. We have never been modern - Latour, Bruno 1993

        Book Recommended

      15. Hidden forces. Colonialism and the politics of magic in the Netherlands Indies - Margaret Wiener 2003

        Chapter Recommended

      16. Deadly words: witchcraft in the Bocage - Favret-Saada, Jeanne 1980

        Book Recommended

      17.  

        Further readings: Myth and history

      18. Structural anthropology - Lévi-Strauss, Claude 1977

        Book Recommended

      19. Rethinking symbolism - Sperber, Dan, Morton, Alice L. 1975

        Book Recommended

      20. Myth and Metaphor - James Weiner 1994

        Chapter Recommended

      21. Do kamo: person and myth in the Melanesian world - Leenhardt, Maurice 1979

        Book Recommended

      22. History as Sorcery - Michael Taussig

        Journal Recommended

      23. Islands of history - Sahlins, Marshall David 1987, c1985

        Book Recommended

      24. The myth of the eternal return: cosmos and history - Eliade, Mircea 2005

        Book Recommended

      25.  

        Language

      26. The Magical Power of Words - S. J. Tambiah Jun., 1968

        Journal Recommended

      27. RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE - Webb Keane 21/10/1997

        Article Recommended

  10. TUTORIAL EIGHT : Mon 26th Nov. RITUAL, CONTROL, AND RITUAL CHANGE 27 items
    1. Required Readings: 4 items
      1. (Read at least TWO readings for the tutorial)

      2. Ritual and Social Change: A Javanese Example - Clifford Geertz 02/1957

        Article Essential E-resource

      3. the woman who didn't become a shaman - MARGERY WOLF 08/1990

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    2. Recommended Readings: 23 items
      1.  

        Authority

      2. A performative approach to ritual - Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah 1979

        Book Recommended

      3. Knowing the World or Hiding It: A Response to Maurice Bloch - M. F. C. Bourdillon 1978

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      4.  

        Creating a self

         

      5. Rehearsed Spontaneity and the Conventionality of Ritual: Disciplines of salat - Saba Mahmood 11/2001

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      6. Technologies of the self - Michel Foucault

        Chapter Recommended E-BOOK

      7. Sociology and psychology: essays - Mauss, Marcel, Brewster, Ben 1979

        Book Recommended Please read Chapters 1-4 (pp.97-123)

      8.  

        Agency

      9. Control of experience: symbolic action - G. Lienhardt

        Chapter Recommended

      10.  

        Exercise in interpreting a ritual

      11. Les maitres fous - Jean Rouche

        Audio-visual document Recommended

      12. Toward a genealogy of the concept of ritual - T. Asad

        Chapter Recommended

      13. Making up People in Papua - Eric Hirsch 06/2001

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      14. In search of ritual: tradition, outer world and bad manners in the Amazon - Oscar Calavia Saez 03/2004

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

  11. TUTORIAL NINE : Mon 26th Nov. SOCIETY, DISENCHANTMENT AND REENCHANTMENT 17 items
    1. Required Readings: 5 items
      1. (Read at least TWO readings for the tutorial)

      2. ANiS in action: the science van - Johannes Quack

        Chapter Essential E-book

      3. The spirit of capitalism - Max Weber

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      4. Angels in Swindon: Public religion and ambient faith in England - MATTHEW ENGELKE 02/2012

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    2. Recommended Readings: 12 items
      1. Religion as alienation: Karl Marx - Daniel L. Pals

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Loss of faith - Susan Budd

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Turning Marx on his Head: Missionaries, `Extremists' and Archaic Secularists in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan - J. McBrien, M. Pelkmans 01/03/2008

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      4. Disenchantment tales - Jane Bennett

        Chapter Recommended

      5. From Shrines to Glass Cases: Yoruba Intangible Heritage Displayed in Western Museums - Anna Catalani 2005

        Chapter Recommended

      6. The God delusion - Dawkins, Richard 2007

        Book Recommended

      7. ‘Beating ‘God’ to death: radical theology and the new atheism’ - Jeffrey Robbins, Christopher Rodkey 2010

        Chapter Recommended

      8. Secularization, enlightenment and modern religion - J. Casanova

        Chapter Recommended

      9. Religion in Britain since 1945: believing without belonging - Davie, Grace 1994

        Book Recommended

      10. Secularization, R.I.P. - Rodney Stark 23/1999

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

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