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Anthropology 200: History of Anthropology
[Winter 2009, Th. 3:10-6:00;CRN 53807; 224 Young Hall]

Prof. Bruce Winterhalder
Anthropology, and Graduate Group in Ecology
(218 Young Hall; 754-4770; bwinterhalder@ucdavis.edu) 

Supplemental Bibliography

The “History of Anthropology Series,” edited initially by G. W. Stocking, Jr. and now by Richard Handler, and published by the University of Wisconsin Press, offers us a great source of essays. Eleven volumes have been published so far:

Stocking, G. W. (ed.). 1989. Observers observed: Essays on Ethnographic Fieldwork. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press (History of Anthropology Series #1).

Stocking, G. W. (ed.). 1988. Functionalism Historicized: Essays on British Social Anthropology. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press (History of Anthropology Series #2).

Stocking, G. W. (ed.). 1988. Objects and Others: Essays on Museums and Material Culture. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press (History of Anthropology Series #3).

Stocking, G. W. (ed.). 1988. Malinowski, Rivers, Benedict and Others: Essays on Culture and Personality. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press (History of Anthropology Series #4).

Stocking, G. W. (ed.). 1988. Bones, Bodies, and Behavior: Essays in Behavioral Anthropology. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press (History of Anthropology Series #5).

Stocking, G. W. (ed.). 1996. Romantic Motives: Essays on Anthropological Sensibility. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press (History of Anthropology Series #6).

Stocking, G. W. (ed.). 1993. Colonial Situations: Essays on the Contextualization of Ethnographic Knowledge. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press (History of Anthropology Series #7).

Stocking, G. W. (ed.). 1999. Volksgeist As Method and Ethic: Essays in Boasian Ethnography and the German Anthropological Tradition. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press (History of Anthropology Series #8).

Handler, Richard. (ed.). 2000. Excluded Ancestors, Inventible Traditions: Essays Toward a More Inclusive History of Anthropology. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press (History of Anthropology Series #9).

Handler, Richard (ed.). 2003. Significant Others: Interpersonal and Professional Commitments in Anthropology. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press (History of Anthropology Series #10).

Handler, Richard. (ed.). 2006. Central Sites, Peripheral Visions: Cultural and Institutional Crossings in the History of Anthropology. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press (History of Anthropology Series #11).

Other relevant volumes, some of which I have annotated with short descriptions, include:

Bernard, Alan. 2000. History and Theory in Anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Erickson, Paul A. (with Liam D. Murphy). 1998. A History of Anthropological Theory. Toronto: Broadview Press.

Short, concise and clearly intended for introductory undergraduate classes.

Kerns, Virginia. 2003. Scenes from the High Desert: Julian Steward’s Life and Theory. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Excellent history from a biographical perspective.

McGee, R. J., and R. Warms (eds.). 2007. Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History. New York: McGraw-Hill.

The other way to teach this course, using short-selections and snippets from a wide range of ancestral figures, with commentary.

Darwin and Wallace biographies:

Bowlby, John. 1990. Charles Darwin: A New Life. New York: W. W. Norton.

My favorite Darwin biography. Bowlby (1907-1990) was a British psychologist known for early applications of Darwinism, especially to the topic of attachment.

Browne, Janet. 1995. Charles Darwin, Voyaging. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Definitive, magesterial and the first of two volumes.

Browne, Janet. 2002. Charles Darwin, the Power of Place. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Second volume from Browne. From the cover: "The Origin and after -- the years of fame."

Fichman, Martin. 2004. An Elusive Victorian: The Evolution of Alfred Russell Wallace. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

To my reading, the best of several recent biographies of Wallace.