Searchable, multilingual database of anthropological texts

174 texts
166 authors
343 themes

AnthroBase is undergoing a face lift - and we are slowly acquiring a larger and more representative collection of texts. Our dictionary is also growing, and it will grow faster and get better, if you contribute to it ... (read more

Latest additions
Recent texts include the full text of Finn Sivert Nielsen's 1986 monograph on Russian identity and Soviet nation building (the first and only fieldwork-based anthropological study to have been conducted by a Western scholar in an urban Soviet setting); Maja Hojer's elegant discussion of the Soldiers' Mothers of St. Petersburg; Christopher Freudenberg's classical exercise in comparison from 1970 (an early reaction to Barth's theory of ethnicity); Christian Krohn-Hansen and Halvard Vike's authoritative introduction to political anthropology; Benedikte Kristensen's fascinating thesis on traditional Tuvan shamanism, the nomadic landscape and her unusual fieldwork experiences; Petia Mankova's sensitive study of everyday economic relations in a Northern Russian village; Mimi Larsson's succinct analysis of the politics of the Telecottage movement in Hungary; and also texts from Hong Kong, Greenland, Ethiopia, Australia, Cuba, New Zealand, Peru, Tibet etc. ... (read more)

Advice for teachers
Planning a course on gender or East Asia or Bateson? Take a look at our texts in each category, use them in reading lists, link to them from course websites ... (read more)
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