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Historical Anthropology Reading List

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Historical Anthropology - Comprehensive Exam Reading List
History considered 
Becker, Carl. 1955. “What is the historical fact?”
Western political quarterly 
7:327-340.Braudel, Fernand. 1982.
On history 
. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Eley, Geoff. 2005.
 A crooked line: from cultural history to the history of society 
. Ann Arbor:University of Michigan Press.Corbin, Alain. 1998.
Village Bells: The culture of the sense in the 19
century Frenchcountryside
. New York: Columbia University Press.Burke, Peter.
The French historical revolution: the Annales School 1929-89
. Stanford:Stanford UniversityIggers, Georg. 2005.
Historiography in the twentieth century: from scientific objectivity to the postmodern challenge
. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press.
Jameson, Fredric. 2003. “The end of temporality.”
Critical Inquiry 
Macfarlane, Alan. 1977. “Historical Anthropology.”
Frazer Lecture- Cambridge Anthropology 3(3)
. 1-17.
Scott, Joan. 1991. “The evidence of experience.”
Critical inquiry 
17(4):773-797.Collingwood, R.G. 1994.
The idea of history 
. New York: Oxford University Press.Hunt, Lynn. 1989.
The new cultural history 
. Los Angeles: University of California Press.
Hunt, Lynn. 1986. “French history in the last twenty years: the rise and fall of the Annales
 Journal of contemporary history 
21:209-244.White, Hayden. 1975.
Metahistory: the historical imagination in 19
century Europe
.Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.Hunt, Lynn et. Al. 1994.
Telling the truth about history 
 Anthropology & History: Core Texts, Core Theory 
Axel, Brian Keith. 2002.
From the margins: historical anthropology and its futures
. Durham:Duke University Press.
 Asad, Talal. 1995.”From the history of colonial anthropology to the history of westernhegemony.” In
The anthropology of politics reader 
. Malden: Blackwell.Cohn, Bernard. 1998.
 An anthropologist among the historians and other essays
. New York:Oxford University Press.
Cohen, David William. 1996. “Historical anthropology: discerning the rules of the game.”
26, 65-67.Comaroff, Jean and John (eds.). 1992.
Ethnography and the historical imagination
. Boulder:Westview.
Dirks, Nicholas. 1996. “Is vice versa? Historical anthropologies and anthropological histories.”
In T. McDonald (ed.),
The historical turn in the human sciences
, 17-51. Ann Arbor:University of Michigan Press.
Ginzburg, Carlo. 1989. “The inquisitor as anthropology.” In
Clues, myths, and the historical method 
. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 156-221.
Ginzburg, Carlo. 1993. “Microhistory: two or three things that I know about it.”
Critical inquiry 
 20:10-35.Ginzburg, Carol. 1992.
The cheese and the worms: the cosmos of a sixteenth-century miller 
.Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Kalb, Don, Hans Marks, Herman Tak
. 1996. “Historical anthropology and anthropologicalhistory: two distinct programs.”
Historical Anthropology - Comprehensive Exam Reading List
Strauss, Claude. 1966. “Time regained.” In
The Savage Mind 
. Chicago: University ofChicago Press, 217-269.Mintz
, Sidney and Eric Wolf. 1989. “Reply to Michael Taussig.”
Critique of anthropology 
9:25-41.Ortner, Sherry. 1999.
The fate of culture: Geertz and Beyond 
Parmentier, Richard. 1987. “Signs of history, signs in history.” In
The Sacred Remains
.Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Sahlins, Marshall. 1985.
Islands of History 
. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Sahlins, Marshall. 2004.
 Apologies to Thucydides: understanding history as culture and viceversa.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Sahlins, Marshall. 1981.
Historical metaphors and mythical realities: Structure in the early history of the Sandwich Islands Kingdom
. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.Sahlins, Marshall. 2000.
Culture as practice
. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Tau
ssig, Michael. 1989. “History as commodity: in some recent American (anthropological)literature.”
Critique of anthropology 
9:7-23.Taussig, Michael. 1993.
Mimesis and alterity: a particular history of the senses
. New York:Psychology press.Trautman, Th
omas. 1992. “The revolution in ethnological time.”
27:379-397.Trautman, Thomas. 2006.
Languages and nations: the Dravidian proof in colonial Madras
.Dubai: Motilal UK Books of India
Walters, Ronald. 1980. “Signs of the times: Clifford Geertz and the historians.”
Social research
47:537-556.Whitehead, Neil L. 2004. Power, culture, and history: the legacies of Wolf, Sahlins, andFabian.
 [Historical] Ethnographies of Time and History 
Auslander, Mark. 2011.
The accidental slaveowner: revisiting a myth of race and finding an American family 
. Athens: University of Georgia Press.Fabian, Johannes. 1983.
Time and the other: how anthropology makes its object 
. New York:Columbia University Press.Mintz, Sidney. 1986.
Sweetness and power: the place of sugar in modern history 
. New York:Penguin press.Mintz, Sidney. 1974.
Worker in the cane: a Puerto Rican life history 
. New York: W. W. Norton& Company.Larkin, Brian. 2008.
Signal and noise: media, infrastructure, and urban culture in Nigeria
.Durham: Duke University Press.
Panofsky, Erwin. 2004. “Reflections on historical time.”
Critical Inquiry 
, Summer 2004:691-701.
Parmentier, Richard. 1985. “Diagrammatic icons and historical processes in Belau.”
87:840-852.Rosaldo, Renato. 1980.
Ilongot headhunting, 1883-1974: a study in society and history 
.Stanford: Stanford University Press.Wolf, Eric. 1987.
Europe and the people without history 
. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press.
 Anthropology & Colonialism
Historical Anthropology - Comprehensive Exam Reading List
Cohn, Bernard. 1996.
Colonialism and its forms of knowledge: the British in India
. Princeton:Princeton University Press.
Dirks, Nicholas. 2004. “Edward Said and anthropology.”
 Journal of Palestine studies
Gourgourgis, Sara. 2006. “Orientalism and the open horizon of secular criticism.”
Social text 
 24(2):11-20.Grove, Richard. 1995.
Green imperialism: colonial expansion, tropical island Edens and theorigins of environmentalism, 1600-1860.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Guha, Ranajit. 1998.
Dominance without hegemony: history and power in colonial India
.Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Quijano, Anibal. 2000. “Coloniality of power and Eurocentrism in Latin America.”
International Sociology 
15(2): 215-232.
Rath, Sara. 2006. “What
would Said say?: reflections on tradition, imperialism, and globalism.
Social text 
24(2):21-33.Said, Edward. 1978.
. New York: Random House.
Said, Edward. 1985. “Orientalism reconsidered.”
Cultural Critique
1:89-107.Said, Edward. 1994.
Culture and imperialism
. New York: Vintage Books
Scott, David. 1992. “Criticism and culture: theory and post
-colonial claims on anthropologicaldisciplinarity.
Critique of anthropology 
12(4):371-394.Taussig, Michael. 1987.
Shamanism, colonialism, and the wild man: a study in terror and healing
. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Historical Anthropology of Colonialism
Morss, Susan. 2000. “Hegel and Haiti.”
Critical Inquiry,
26(4):821-865.Chakrabarty, Dipesh. 2000.
Provincializing Europe: postcolonial thought and historical difference
. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Coronil, Fernando. 1996. “Beyond occidentalism: towards non
-imperial geohistorical
Cultural anthropology 
11(1):51-87.Dayan, Joan. 1996.
Haiti, history, and the gods
. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press.Engelke, Matthew. 2007.
 A problem of presence: beyond scripture in an African Church
.London: London School of Economics Publishing.
Gable, Eric and Richard Handler. 2000. “
Public history, private memory: notes on the
ethnography of colonial Williamsburg, Virginia USA.”
65(2):237-252.Obeyesekere, Gannath. 1992.
The apotheosis of Captain Cook: European mythmaking in thePacific
. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Pels, Peter. 1997. “The anthropology of 
colonialism: culture, history, and the emergence of
Western governmentality.”
 Annual Rev. of Anthropology 
26:163-183.Sahlins, Marshall. 1995.
How ‘natives’ think about Captain Cook, for example
. Chicago:University of Chicago.Stoler, Ann and Frederick
Cooper. 1997. “Between metropole and colony: rethinking a
research agenda. In
Tensions of empire: colonial cultures in bourgeois worlds
.Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1-56.Stoler, Ann. 1995.
Race and the education of desire: Foucault’s history of 
sexuality and thecolonial order of things
. Durham: Duke University Press.Stoler, Ann. 2002.
Carnal knowledge and imperial power: race and the intimate in colonial rule
. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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