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  2. Library Resources 2 items
    1. Social Sciences Subject Guide - Bournemouth University 2018

      Webpage Recommended

  3. WELCOME TO THE INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY READING LIST. THIS LIST IS IN TWO PARTS.

    • PART ONE: REQUIRED WEEKLY READING TO PREPARE FOR SESSIONS
    • PART TWO: REQUIRED READING FOR PRESENTATION TOPICS AND SUGGESTED READING FOR ILO 4.
    • PART THREE:ALL READINGS ORGANISED BY WEEKLY TOPICS.

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  5. Essential reading week 2 1 item
    1. Culture and nature: interacting with the environment - Peoples & Bailey 2017

      Chapter Essential Click on the link 'View Online' to read the chapter

  6. Essential reading week 3 1 item
  7. Essential reading week 4 1 item
    1. What is anthropology? - Eriksen, T. 2017

      Book  Please read Chapter 3 ' Ethnography', pp41-59

  8. Essential reading week 5 1 item
    1. Introductory readings in anthropology - Hilary Callan, Brian Street, Simon Underdown 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Read chapter 33 by Judith Okely 'Gypsy Women: Models in Conflict'. This is in section 11.2 (navigate to it from table of contents, scroll down past chapter by Underdown to find Okely article, p166).

  9. Essential reading week 6 1 item
    Read ONE of the two chapters below
  10. Essential reading week 7 1 item
    1. Argonauts of Western Pacific: An Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea - Bronislaw Malinowski, ProQuest (Firm) 1978

      Book Essential Read the first few pages of the Introduction to this book (to familiarise yourself with what it is about, when it was written), and then all of chapter 3, 'The Essentials of the Kula'

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  12. KEY READINGS FOR ASSESSED COURSEWORK 9 items
    You must show understanding of some of these materials in your coursework. Please see assignment brief for further instructions.
    1. 1. Using ethnographic examples, assess how systems of classification mediate human social practices and power relations. 3 items
      You must show understanding of at least two of the following in your assessed coursework:
      1. Witchcraft, oracles, and magic among the Azande - E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Eva Gillies 1976

        Book Essential

      2. Anthropology as Interpretive Quest [and Comments and Reply] - Roger M. Keesing, Malcolm Crick, Barbara Frankel, Jonathan Friedman 1987

        Article Essential

    2. 2. Drawing on ethnographic evidence, compare and contrast the nation-state to other forms of political organisation, and evaluate the forms of belonging and exclusion to which national identities give rise. 6 items
      You must show understanding of at least two of the following in your assessed coursework:
      1. On the evolution of social stratification and the state - M H Fried

        Chapter  For a digitised copy of the chapter, please see in this reading list 'Essential reading for session 5 (5th Mar)'

      2. 3. 'Gifts combine self-interest and selfless generosity'. Drawing on case studies of gift giving in different historical, economic and cultural settings, explain this statement is true, when it isn't, and why. 3 items
        You must show understanding of at least two of the following in your assessed coursework:
        1. The gift: the form and reason for exchange in archaic societies - Marcel Mauss 2001

          Book Essential

      3. 4. Discuss and analyse the ethnographic films First Contact, Joe Leahy's Neighbors and Black Harvest, using this unit's readings on colonialism, politics or exchange/economy. 0 items
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  14. Text books and other general readings on anthropology, many of which contain chapters on specific themes explored in this unit 11 items
    1. Introductory readings in anthropology - Hilary Callan, Brian Street, Simon Underdown 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    2. What is anthropology? - Thomas Hylland Eriksen 2017

      Book 

    3. The reinvention of primitive society: transformations of a myth - Adam Kuper, Adam Kuper, ebrary, Inc 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - James Peoples 2017

      Book Recommended

    5. High Points in Anthropology - Bohannan, Paul 1989

      Book Recommended

    6. Writing culture: the poetics and politics of ethnography - Clifford, James, Marcus, George E. 2010

      Book Recommended

    7. An introduction to social anthropology: sharing our worlds - Joy Hendry 2016

      Book Recommended

    8. Europe and the people without history - Wolf, Eric R. 2010

      Book Recommended

  15. Materialist approaches 9 items
    1. Economies and cultures: foundations of economic anthropology - Richard R. Wilk, Lisa Cliggett, ProQuest (Firm) c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    2. An Introduction to Theory in Anthropology - Layton, Robert 1997

      Book Recommended See especially Chapter 5: Marxist anthropology. Lots of detailed discussion of ethnographic case studies written from a materialist / Marxist perspective, including work cultural ecologists like Marvin Harris, as well as Structural Marxists like Eric Wolf and Peter Wors ley.

    3. Humanity: an introduction to cultural anthropology - James Peoples, Garrick Alan Bailey 2014

      Book Recommended Read chapter 7: Culture and Nature, Interacting with the Environment (scanned copy of this available above, see seminar 2), as well as chapter 5: The Development of Anthropological Thought, for a summary of materialist / idealist debates in anthropology

    4. The Cultural Ecology of India's Sacred Cattle - Marvin Harris 1992

      Article Recommended An influential analysis why cows are sacred in India - from a cultural materialist perspective

    5. Marxism, Structuralism and Vulgar Materialism - Jonathan Friedman 1974

      Article Optional A Structural Marxist critique of Harris and other cultural ecologist approaches. You will find this a difficult read - don't try to digest all of it, just pick out a few of the critiques Freedland makes of Harris.

    6. The Kinship System of the Tallensi: A Revaluation - P. M. Worsley 01/1956

      Article Recommended An early, Marxist inspired, critique of a functional interpretation of Tallensi society and good for understanding the Marxist approach.

    7. Europe and the people without history - Eric R. Wolf 2010

      Book 

  16. Interpretive approaches and postmodern approaches 10 items
    1. The interpretation of cultures: selected essays - Geertz, Clifford 2001

      Book Recommended

    2. The ritual process: structure and anti-structure - Victor W. Turner c1995 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. The forest of symbols: aspects of Ndembu ritual - Turner, Victor Witter 1970

      Book Recommended

    4. Writing culture: the poetics and politics of ethnography - James Clifford, George E. Marcus 2010

      Book Recommended

    5. Ethnographica moralia: experiments in interpretive anthropology - Neni PanourgiaÌ, George E. Marcus, Kentron PyreÌnikon EreunoÌn "DeÌmokritos." Center for Neohellenic Research ©2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. Anthropology, colonialism and postmodern approaches 4 items
      1. Europe and the people without history - Eric R. Wolf 2010

        Book Recommended

      2. Sweetness and power: the place of sugar in modern history - Mintz, Sidney Wilfred 1986

        Book Recommended

      3. Colonial situations: essays on the contextualization of ethnographic knowledge - George W. Stocking, ebrary, Inc c1991 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      4. The anthropology of globalization: cultural anthropology enters the 21st century - Ted C. Lewellen, ebrary, Inc 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read part 1 sections: Anthropological Theory and Globalisation Reconceptualising Culture Transforming Fieldwork and Methodology

  17. Anthropological research methods: field work and participant observation 4 items
    1. What is anthropology? - Thomas Hylland Eriksen 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 3 'Ethnography'

    2. Anthropology in the city: methodology and theory - Italo Pardo, Giuliana B. Prato ©2012

      Book Recommended

    3. The anthropology of globalization: cultural anthropology enters the 21st century - Ted C. Lewellen, ebrary, Inc 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read part 1 section 'Transforming fieldwork and methodology'

    4. Anthropological Fieldwork in Cities - George M. Foster, Robert V. Kemper 2017

      Document Recommended PLEASE LOGIN TO BRIGHTSPACE TO ACCESS THIS DOCUMENT FOR DOWNLOAD

  18. Classification, Social Organisation and Power 17 items
    1. Seeing the World - Joy Hendry 2016

      Chapter Recommended Read Chapter 1 'Seeing the World' and Chapter 2 'Disgusting, Forbidden and Unthinkable', to get a good overview of anthropological debates on classification.

    2. Witchcraft, oracles, and magic among the Azande - E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Eva Gillies 1976

      Book Recommended

    3. Small places, large issues: an introduction to social and cultural anthropology - Thomas Hylland Eriksen 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 14: Religion and Ritual

    4. Small places, large issues: an introduction to social and cultural anthropology - Thomas Hylland Eriksen 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 14: Religion and Ritual

    5. Small places, large issues: an introduction to social and cultural anthropology - Thomas Hylland Eriksen 2015

      Book Recommended This is a print version of the book above. Read chapter 14: Religion and Ritual

    6. Introductory readings in anthropology - Hilary Callan, Brian Street, Simon Underdown 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read various chapters in section 2: Becoming a Person

    7. Natural symbols: explorations in cosmology - Mary Douglas, ebrary, Inc 1996 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    8. The ritual process: structure and anti-structure - Victor W. Turner c1995 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    9. The forest of symbols: aspects of Ndembu ritual - Turner, Victor Witter 1970

      Book 

    10. Argonauts of Western Pacific: An Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea - Bronislaw Malinowski 1978

      Book Recommended See chapter 3 for a discussion of the Kula as a form of ritualised exchange

    11. Argonauts of the western Pacific: an account of native enterprise and adventure in the archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea - Bronislaw Malinowski c2010

      Book Recommended See chapter 3 for a discussion of the Kula as a form of ritualised exchange

    12. The interpretation of cultures: selected essays - Geertz, Clifford 2001

      Book Recommended

    13. Anthropology as Interpretive Quest [and Comments and Reply] - Roger M. Keesing, Malcolm Crick, Barbara Frankel, Jonathan Friedman 1987

      Article Recommended This article explores the limitations of symbolic and interpretive anthropology and takes a more critical perspective on the work of symbolic and interpretive anthropologists like Geertz, Turner and Douglas, amongst others. Important to read and use this if you are writing your assignment on this topic.

    14. Ritual theory, ritual practice - Catherine M. Bell c2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    15. Ritual theory, ritual practice - Catherine M. Bell c2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    16. The savage mind - Claude Lévi-Strauss 1966

      Book Recommended

  19. Politics, Ethnicity and Nationalism 19 items
    1. On the evolution of social stratification and the state - M H Fried

      Chapter  For a digitised copy of the chapter, please see in this reading list 'Essential reading for session 5 (5th Mar)'

    2. Nations and nationalism - Ernest Gellner, John Breuilly 2008

      Book Recommended

    3. Small places, large issues: an introduction to social and cultural anthropology - Thomas Hylland Eriksen 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 11: Politics and Power

    4. Small places, large issues: an introduction to social and cultural anthropology - Thomas Hylland Eriksen 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 11: Politics and Power

    5. Small places, large issues: an introduction to social and cultural anthropology - Thomas Hylland Eriksen 2015

      Book Recommended This is the print version of the book above. Read chapter 11: Politics and Power

    6. Ethnicity and nationalism: anthropological perspectives - Thomas Hylland Eriksen 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Any and all chapters in this book are relevant to this topic

    7. Ethnicity and nationalism: anthropological perspectives - Eriksen, Thomas Hylland 2010

      Book Recommended This is a print version of the book above. Any and all chapters in this book are relevant to this topic.

    8. Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - Peoples, J. 2017

      Book Recommended Read chapter 12: The Organization of Political Life, and Chapter 13: Social Inequality and Stratification

    9. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism - Benedict Anderson 2016 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Most chapters in this book are relevant and of interest to this topic. You might want to look particularly at the Introduction, and chapter 3, 4, 5, and 6 and 8.

    10. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism - Anderson, Benedict 1991

      Book Recommended Most chapters in this book are relevant and of interest to this topic. You might want to look particularly at the Introduction, and chapter 3, 4, 5, and 6 and 8. This link is to the book at Talbot campus library.

    11. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism - Benedict R. O'G. Anderson 2016

      Book Recommended Most chapters in this book are relevant and of interest to this topic. You might want to look particularly at the Introduction, and chapter 3, 4, 5, and 6 and 8.

    12. Ethnic groups and boundaries: the social organization of culture differences - Barth, Fredrik 1998

      Book Recommended This book is currently on order with the library.

    13. ON THE CONCEPTS OF “TRIBE” AND “TRIBAL SOCIETY”* - Morton H. Fried 02/1966

      Article Recommended Worth reading for a critique of the concept of tribe and tribal society

    14. Tribe - David Sneath

      Article Recommended Critical overview of the use of the concept of 'tribe' in social anthropology.

  20. Exchange and Economies 14 items
    1. The gift: the form and reason for exchange in archaic societies - Mauss, Marcel 2001

      Book Essential

    2. The gift: forms and functions of exchange in archaic societies - Marcel Mauss 2011

      Book Essential

    3. Economies and cultures: foundations of economic anthropology - Richard R. Wilk, Lisa Cliggett 2007

      Book Recommended Excellent introductory book to debates in economic anthropology. See especially chapters 2 and 6 for basic debates, but 4 and 5 will also be useful for the assignment.

    4. Economies and cultures: foundations of economic anthropology - Richard R. Wilk, Lisa Cliggett, ProQuest (Firm) c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Economies and cultures: foundations of economic anthropology - Wilk, Richard R., Cliggett, Lisa 2007

      Book Recommended Print copy of above ebook.

    6. Stone Age economics - Marshall David Sahlins 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    7. Stone Age economics - Sahlins, Marshall 1974

      Book Recommended

    8. Some Principles of Exchange and Investment among the Tiv - Paul Bohannan 1955

      Article Recommended An influential text exploring the limited use of money amongst the Tiv people of Nigeria

    9. Gifts and commodities: exchange and western capitalism since 1700 - James G. Carrier 1995 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended As well as this ebook, the library also holds print copies of this book. Please go to the library catalogue to find these.

    10. Economies and cultures: foundations of economic anthropology - Richard R. Wilk, Lisa Cliggett, ProQuest (Firm) c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  21. Applied Anthropology 11 items
    1. The handbook of practicing anthropology - Riall W. Nolan c2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    2. Applied anthropology: an introduction - John Van Willigen, ebrary, Inc c2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. Anthropology put to work - Les W. Field, Richard Gabriel Fox, ebrary, Inc 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Ebola: how a people's science helped end an epidemic - Paul Richards 2016 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    5. Ebola: how a people's science helped end an epidemic - Paul Richards, International African Institute, Royal African Society, World Peace Foundation 2016

      Book Essential

    6. Anthropology matters - Shirley Fedorak 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    7. Anthropology matters - Shirley Fedorak 2017

      Book Recommended

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