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  1. Basic texts 4 items
    1. An introduction to social anthropology: sharing our worlds - Joy Hendry 2008

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

    2. Small places, large issues: an introduction to social and cultural anthropology - Thomas Hylland Eriksen 2010

      Book Essential ( A bit less accessible but more complete than Hendry's)

    3. Companion encyclopedia of anthropology - Tim Ingold 2002

      Book Essential

    4. Anthropology and archaeology: a changing relationship - Chris Gosden 1999

      Book Essential

  2. Book Review 13 items
    1. Book options 13 items
      1. Lords of parliament: manners, rituals and politics - Emma Crewe 2005

        Book 

      2. Direct action: an ethnography - David Graeber c2009

        Book 

      3. The making of law: an ethnography of the Conseil d'Etat - Bruno Latour c2010

        Book 

      4. Tristes tropiques - Claude Lévi-Strauss, John Weightman, Doreen Weightman 1992

        Book 

      5. Ghetto at the center of the world: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong - Gordon Mathews 2011

        Book 

      6. Remotely global: village modernity in West Africa - Charles Piot 1999

        Book 

      7. In sorcery's shadow: a memoir of apprenticeship among the Songhay of Niger - Paul Stoller, Cheryl Olkes 1987

        Book 

  3. Tutorial 1 : OTHER PEOPLE'S WORLDS 3 items
    1. Required readings 3 items
  4. Tutorial 2: Nature, Culture, Nurture 4 items
    1. Required Readings: 4 items
      (Read at least TWO readings for the tutorial)
      1. Is female to male as nature is to culture? - S Ortner

        Chapter Essential

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

        Article Essential

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

        Article Essential E-journal - a difficult but rewarding read

  5. Tutorial 3 : Witchcraft and Rational Thought 3 items
    1. Required readings 3 items
      (Read at least TWO readings for the tutorial.)
      1. The notion of witchcraft explains unfortunate events - E. E. Evans-Pritchard

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. The creation museum - Susan Friend Harding

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

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

        Article Essential E-journal

  6. Tutorial 4 : Anthropology & Power 3 items
    1. Required readings 3 items
      (Read at least TWO readings for the tutorial.)
      1. The Power of the People - T.C. Lewellen

        Chapter Essential

      2. The Anthropolgist as reluctant imperialist - W James

        Chapter Essential

  7. Tutorial 5 : Gift Exchange 4 items
    1. Required reading 4 items
      1. Inalienable possessions: the paradox of keeping-while-giving - Annette B. Weiner c1992

        Book  Chapter 5

  8. Lectures 1 - Introduction to the Course 3 items
    1. Key Readings 3 items
      1. This handbook!

         

      2. An introduction to social anthropology: sharing our worlds - Joy Hendry 2008

        Book 

  9. Lecture 2- A Brief History of Anthropological thought 24 items
    1. Key Readings 3 items
    2. Additional Readings 21 items
      1. General 2 items
        1. Anthropology in theory: issues in epistemology - Henrietta L. Moore, Todd Sanders 2006

          Book 

      2. Evolutionism 5 items
        1. The elementary forms of religious life - Émile Durkheim, Karen E. Fields c1995

          Book 

        2. The Communist manifesto - Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Gareth Stedman Jones 2002

          Book 

        3. Ancient society - Lewis Henry Morgan, Elisabeth Tooker 1985

          Book 

      3. Functionalism 3 items
        1. A scientific theory of culture: and other essays - Bronislaw Malinowski, Huntington Cairns 1944

          Book 

      4. Structuralism 4 items
        1. The myth of Asdiwal - C Levi-Strauss

          Chapter 

      5. After Structuralism 7 items
        1. The logic of practice - Pierre Bourdieu, Richard Nice 1990

          Book 

        2. Introduction: Partial truths - J Clifford

          Chapter 

        3. The interpretation of cultures: selected essays - Clifford Geertz c1973

          Book  E Book

        4. Custom and conflict in Africa - Max Gluckman 1970

          Book 

        5. Woman, culture and society - Louise Lamphere, Michelle Z Rosaldo 1974

          Book 

        6. The forest of symbols: aspects of Ndembu ritual - Victor W. Turner c1967

          Book 

  10. Lecture 3: Classifying the world:things, time, space 24 items
    1. Key Readings 5 items
      1. Seeing the world - J. Hendry

        Chapter Essential

      2. Perceptions of time

        Chapter Essential Chapter- Perceptions of time

      3. A category of the human mind: the notion of the person; the notion of the self - M Mauss

        Chapter Essential

      4. Is female to male as nature is to culture - S Ortner

        Chapter 

      5. The anthropology of landscape: perspectives on place and space - Eric Hirsch, Michael O'Hanlon 1995

        Book 

    2. Additional Readings 12 items
      1. Classification 4 items
        1. Basic color terms: their universality and evolution - Brent Berlin, Paul Kay 1969

          Book 

        2. Primitive classification - Émile Durkheim, Marcel Mauss, Rodney Needham 1970

          Book 

      2. Time 8 items
        1. Two essays on Time - E.R. Leach

          Chapter 

        2. The discovery of time - Stephen Toulmin, June Goodfield 1982

          Book 

    3. Space and Built Evironment 7 items
      1. Senses of place - Steven Feld, Keith H. Basso 1996

        Book 

      2. Nature as Historical Space - K. Hastrup 1989

        Article  INST ARCH TEACHING COLLECTION 3851

      3. The perception of the environment: essays on livelihood, dwelling and skill - Tim Ingold 2000

        Book 

      4. The anthropology of space and place: locating culture - Setha M. Low, Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga 2003

        Book  Chapter on Gender

  11. Lecture 4 - Classifying ourselves: personhood, kinship, gender 32 items
    1. Key Readings 4 items
      1. A category of the human mind: the notion of person; the notion of self - M Mauss

        Chapter 

      2. An introduction to social anthropology: sharing our worlds - Joy Hendry 2008

        Book  Chapter on Gender

      3. Kinship: an introduction to basic concepts - Robert Parkin 1997

        Book 

    2. Additional Readings 28 items
      1. Personhood 9 items
        1. Religion, morality and the person: essays on Tallensi religion - Meyer Fortes, Jack Goody 1987

          Book  E Book Chapter - The concept of the Person

        2. The presentation of self in everyday life - Erving Goffman 1971

          Book 

        3. Becoming Persons: Consciousness and Sociality in Human Evolution - Tim Ingold 11/1991

          Article  Reprinted in Moore H & Saunders T (eds) 2006 Anthropology in Theory Oxford: Blackwells

        4. Personhood and agency: the experience of self and other in African cultures - Michael Jackson, Ivan Karp 1990

          Book 

        5. Anthropology of the self: the individual in cultural perspective - Brian Morris 1994

          Book 

      2. Kinship 9 items
        1. After kinship - Janet Carsten 2004

          Book  E Book

        2. Kinship and family: an anthropological reader - Robert Parkin, Linda Stone 2004

          Book 

        3. Virgin Births and Sterile Debates: Anthropology and the New Reproductive Technologies - Cris Shore, R. G. Abrahams, Jane F. Collier, Carol Delaney, Robin Fox, Ronald Frankenberg, Helen S. Lambert, Marit Melhuus, David M. Schneider, Verena Stolcke and Sybil Wolfram 1992

          Article 

        4. After nature: English kinship in the late twentieth century - Marilyn Strathern 1992

          Book 

      3. Gender 10 items
        1. Male daughters, female husbands: gender and sex in African society - Ifi Amadiume 1987

          Book  E Book

        2. Women and space: ground rules and social maps - Shirley Ardener 1997

          Book 

        3. The cultural construction of sexuality - Patricia Caplan 1987

          Book 

        4. Dislocating masculinity: comparative ethnographies - Andrea Cornwall, Nancy Lindisfarne 1994

          Book 

        5. Neither man nor woman: the Hijras of India - Serena Nanda c1990

          Book 

        6. Woman, culture and society - Louise Lamphere, Michelle Z Rosaldo 1974

          Book 

        7. Gendered anthropology - Teresa Valle de la Cerda 1993

          Book 

  12. Lecture 5 - Classifying others: Race, Ethnicity & Nationalism 15 items
    1. Key Readings 4 items
      1. Introduction to Imagined communities : reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism - Benedict Anderson

        Chapter Essential Introduction

      2. Social theory and social structure - Robert King Merton 1968

        Book Essential E Book Chapter - "The Self-fulfilling prophecy"

      3. Ethnicity: anthropological constructions - Marcus Banks 1996

        Book Essential Chapter 2

    2. Additional Readings 11 items
      1. Ethnicity 5 items
        1. The symbolic construction of community - Anthony P. Cohen 1989

          Book 

        2. African ethnogenesis - Richard Fardon

          Chapter Recommended

        3. History and ethnicity - Elizabeth Tonkin, Maryon McDonald, Malcolm Chapman 1989

          Book  Chapter 5- Triumph of the ethnos

        4. The Illusion of Tribe - Southall, Aidan W Jan 1, 1970

          Article 

      2. Race & Racism 2 items
        1. Racial theories - Michael Banton 1987

          Book 

      3. Nationalism 4 items
        1. Ethnicity and nationalism: anthropological perspectives - Thomas Hylland Eriksen 1993

          Book 

        2. Nations and nationalism - Ernest Gellner 1983

          Book 

  13. Lecture 6 - Belief & Disbelief: religion, witchcraft, and ritual 30 items
    1. Key Readings 4 items
      1. Ritual theory, ritual practice - Catherine M. Bell 1992

        Book 

      2. “Animism” Revisited - Nurit Bird‐David 02/1999

        Article 

      3. The anthropology of religion: an introduction - Fiona Bowie 2006

        Book 

      4. The Notions of Witchcraft explains unfortunate events - E.E. Evans-Pritchard

        Chapter 

    2. Additional Readings 26 items
      1. Religion 5 items
        1. Why would anyone believe in God? - Justin L. Barrett ©2004

          Book 

        2. The elementary forms of religious life - Émile Durkheim, Carol Cosman, Mark Sydney Cladis c2001

          Book 

        3. Theories of primitive religion - E. E. Evans-Pritchard c1965

          Book 

        4. The sociology of religion - Max Weber 1963

          Book  E Book

      2. Magic & Witchcraft 6 items
        1. Modernity and its malcontents: ritual and power in postcolonial Africa - Jean Comaroff, John L. Comaroff 1993

          Book 

        2. In sorcery's shadow: a memoir of apprenticeship among the Songhay of Niger - Paul Stoller, Cheryl Olkes 1987

          Book 

      3. Ritual & Symbolism 8 items
        1. Death and the regeneration of life - Maurice Bloch, Jonathan P. Parry 1982

          Book 

        2. Ritual, history, and power: selected papers in anthropology - Maurice Bloch 1989

          Book 

        3. The interpretation of cultures: selected essays - Clifford Geertz 2000

          Book  Chapter 6 - Ritual and social change; a Javanese example

        4. The ritual process: structure and anti-structure - Victor W. Turner 1969

          Book 

        5. The rites of passage - Arnold van Gennep 1977

          Book 

      4. Possession 4 items
        1. Wombs and alien spirits: women, men and the Zar cult in northern Sudan - Janice Patricia Boddy 1989

          Book 

      5. Animism, Totemism & Shamanism 3 items
        1. “Animism” Revisited - Nurit Bird‐David 02/1999

          Article 

        2. From totemism to shamaism:hunter-gatherer contributions to world mythology and spirituality - M Guenther

          Chapter 

  14. Lecture 7 - How societies see the past 36 items
    1. Key readings 5 items
      1. How societies remember - Paul Connerton 1989

        Book  E Book Chapter 1

      2. Introduction:Inventing Traditions - E Hobsbawm

        Chapter 

    2. Folklore, Ethnographic Archaeology and Historical Consciousness 5 items
      1. As Long as Ever I've Known it....... - A Gazin-Schwartz, Cornelius Holtorf

        Chapter Recommended

      2. What is Archaeological Ethnography? - Yannis Hamilakis, Aris Anagnostopoulos 08/2009

        Article 

      3. Dreaming and historical consciousness in island Greece - Charles Stewart 2012

        Book  Chapter 1

    3. Additional Readings 16 items
      1. Sacred Sites, Contested Rites/ Rights - Jenny Blain, Robert J. Wallis 11/2004

        Article 

      2. The invention of tradition - E. J. Hobsbawm, T. O. Ranger 1983 (edited by eric hobsbawm and terence ranger)

        Book 

      3. The myths we live by - Raphael Samuel, Paul Thompson 1990

        Book  Introduction

      4. History as Sorcery - Michael Taussig

        Journal Recommended

      5. The invention of Scotland: myth and history - H. R. Trevor-Roper 2008

        Book 

    4. Folklore, Ethnographic Archaeology and Historical Consciousness 10 items
      1. Introduction: Ethnography and the Social Construction of Archaeology - Q.E. Castaneda

        Chapter  E Book

      2. Ethnography and the historical imagination - John L. Comaroff, Jean Comaroff 1992

        Book 

      3. Ethnographies of archaeological practice: cultural encounters, material transformations - Matt Edgeworth c2006

        Book 

      4. Archaeology and folklore - Amy Gazin-Schwartz, Cornelius Holtorf 1999

        Book 

      5. Mapping the invisible landscape: folklore, writing, and the sense of place - Kent C. Ryden, Wayne Franklin c1993

        Book 

  15. Lecture 8 - Power & Politics 18 items
    1. Key Readings 5 items
      1. Anthropologie politique - Georges Balandier 1967

        Book 

      2. Power and its disguises: anthropological perspectives on politics - John Gledhill 2000

        Book  E Book

    2. Additional Readings 13 items
      1. Anthropology & the colonial encounter - Talal Asad 1973

        Book 

      2. The state in Africa: the politics of the belly - Jean-François Bayart 1993

        Book 

      3. Introduction: Partial Truths - J Clifford

        Chapter 

      4. Gramsci, culture and anthropology - Kate A. F. Crehan 2002

        Book 

      5. African political systems - Meyer Fortes, E. E. Evans-Pritchard 1940

        Book 

      6. Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison - Michel Foucault 1979, c1977

        Book  E Book

      7. Power-knowledge: selected interviews and other writings, 1972-1977 - Michel Foucault, Colin Gordon 1980

        Book 

      8. Fragments of an anarchist anthropology - David Graeber c2004

        Book 

      9. Power - Steven Lukes 1986

        Book 

      10. On the postcolony - Achille Mbembe c2001

        Book  E Book

  16. Lecture 9 - Material Culture 22 items
    1. Key Readings 3 items
      1. The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective - Arjun Appadurai c1986

        Book  E Book

      2. Biographical objects: how things tell the stories of people's lives - Janet Hoskins 1998

        Book 

    2. Additional readings 9 items
      1. History from things: essays on material culture - Steven D. Lubar, W. D. Kingery c1993

        Book 

      2. Materiality - Daniel Miller c2005

        Book  E Book

      3. Thinking through things: theorising artefacts ethnographically 2007

        Book 

    3. Art & Aesthetics 5 items
      1. Primitive art - Franz Boas 1955

        Book 

      2. Anthropology, art and aesthetics - Jeremy Coote, Anthony Shelton c1992

        Book 

      3. Art and agency: an anthropological theory - Alfred Gell 1998

        Book 

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

        Book 

    4. Gift Exchange 3 items
    5. Museums 2 items
      1. Objects and others: essays on museums and material culture - George W. Stocking c1985

        Book  E Book

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