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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3051: The Human Condition: Classic Readings in Anthropology

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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.

Basic reading:

Harris, Marvin. The Rise of Anthropological Theory: A History of Theories of Culture. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1968. Library hardcopies available.

Stocking, George W. Race, Culture, and Evolution: Essays in the History of Anthropology. Chicago Univ. Pr., 1982.

Stocking, George W. Victorian Anthropology. Macmillan USA, 1987.

Kuklick, Henrika. A New History of Anthropology. WileyBlackwell, 2007.

Kant, Immanuel. “Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View.” In Perpetual Peace, and Other Essays on Politics, History, and Morals. Hackett Pub. Co., 1983, 29–40. Library hardcopy available. Also available online at www.marxists.org.

Prichard, James Cowles. The Natural History of Man: Comprising Inquiries into the Modifying Influence of Physical and Moral Agencies on the Different Tribes of the Human Family. 4th ed. H. Baillière, 1855. Library hardcopy available (special collections). Also available through Google books.

Broca, Paul. On the Phenomena of Hybridity in the Genus Homo. Published for the Anthropological Society, by Longman, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1864. Available online through Google books.

Tylor, Edward Burnett. Primitive Culture: Researches into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy, Religion, Art and Custom. Murray, 1871, ch. 1. Library hardcopy available. Also available through Google Books.

Boas, Franz. The Mind of Primitive Man. Macmillan Company, 1911. Library electronic copy available through Anthropology Online.

Lévy-Bruhl, Lucien. How Natives Think. Princeton University Press, 1985. Library hardcopy available. Also available online as Primitive Mentality through Internet Archive.

Durkheim, Émile, and Marcel Mauss. Primitive Classification. London: Cohen & West, 1963. Library hardcopies available.

Malinowski, Bronislaw. Sex and Repression in Savage Society. International Library of Psychology, Philosophy and Scientific Method. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979. Library hardcopies available. Also available through openlibrary.org.

Lévi-Strauss, Claude. Structural Anthropology. Allen Lane, 1977. Library hardcopy available, electronic copy available through Anthropology Online.

Douglas, Mary. Purity and Danger an Analysis of Concept of Pollution and Taboo. Routledge, 2002. Library hardcopy available, electronic copy available through Dawson Era.

Goody, John Rankine. The Domestication of the Savage Mind. Cambridge University Press, 1977. Library hardcopies available.