References and Further Reading (and Surfing)

The Culture Concept

Boas, Franz
1920 Methods of ethnology
American Anthropologist 22:311-322

Miner, Horace
1956 Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
American Anthropologist 58 : 503-507
("The anthropologist has become so familiar with the diversity of ways in which different people behave in similar situations that he is not apt to be surprised by even the most exotic customs. In fact, if all of the logically possible combinations of behavior have not been found somewhere in the world, he is apt to suspect that they must be present in some yet undescribed tribe. In this light, the magical beliefs and practices of the Nacirema present such unusual aspects that it seems desirable to describe them as an example of the extremes to which human behavior can go.")

Anthropological Fieldwork and Resarch Methods

Agar, Michael
1980 The professional stranger: an informal introduction to ethnography.
New York: Academic Press.

Cultural Anthropology Methods.
1989 - current.
A journal of qualitative and quantitative methods in anthropology.

Freeman, Derek
1983 Margret Mead and Samoa: The making and unmaking of an Anthropological myth.
Cambridge, Mass: Cambridge University Press

Mead, Margret
1928 Coming of age in Samoa. New York Morrow.

Werner, Oswald and H. Russel Bernard
1994 Short Take 13: Ethnographic Sampling
Cultural Anthropology Methods Vol.6 No. 2

Tamakoshi, Laura
Fieldwork: the anthropologist in the field

(A detailed account of the stages of fieldwork and ethnography from initial planning to final reporting among the Gende of Papua New Guinea.)

Ethnological Theory

Harris, Marvin
1968 The rise of anthropological theory; a history of theories of culture
New York Crowell

Bohannan, Paul and Mark Glazer
1973. High points in anthropology.
New York: Knopf.

Anthropological Resources on the Internet

As part of the presentation for this course, I have included links to a number of anthropological resourses that are available on the Internet and will from time to time be sending you notices of new material, which is being added at a rapid rate. For a general overview of information for anthropologists on the internet you can view the following documents, each of which includes hyptertext links to the sites discussed:

General Indices

Schwimmer, Brian
1996 Anthropology on the Internet: A Review and Evaluation of Networked Resources

(This also appeared in print in Current Anthropology, June 1996)

Lutins, Allan
Anthropology Resources on the Internet

Kanter, John
Cool Web Sites