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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT1004: Introduction to Social Anthropology-Theorising the Everyday World

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Appadurai, A. (ed.) 1986. The Social Life of Things: Commodities in cultural perspective. Cambridge: CambridgeUniversity Press.

Barnard, A. and J. Spencer (eds) 1996. Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Routledge.

Benda-Beckmann, K. von & F. Pirie (eds) 2007. Order and Disorder: Anthropological Perspectives. Oxford and New York: Berghahn.

Carsten, J. 2004. After Kinship. Cambridge: CambridgeUniversity Press

Douglas, M. 1966. Purity and Danger. London: Routledge.

Dumont, L. 1980. Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and its Implications. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Gell, A. 1998. Art and Agency in Anthropological Theory.Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Mauss, M. 1990 (1924). The Gift: The form and reason for exchange in archaic societies. London: Routledge.

Miller, D. (ed.) 1993. Unwrapping Christmas. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Turner, V. 1969. The Ritual Process: structure and anti-structure.