Teaching Ethnographies

The ethnographies on this list are used by SACC members in their classes. The list is organized by course.

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Shostak, Marjorie. 1981. !Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman. Boston: Harvard University Press. (Ju//hoansi or San, Kalahari desert, Southern Africa; used by Laura González)

Barker, John. 2007. Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Used by Tad McIlwraith)

Chagnon, Napoleon. 2013. Yanomamo, 6th Edition. Independence, KY: Cengage. (Used by Nina Brown)

Scheper-Hughes, Nancy. 1993. Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil. Berkeley: University of California Press. (Used by Nina Brown)

Indigenous Peoples of North America

Brody, Hugh. 1988. Maps and Dreams. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre. (Beaver or Dunne-za people of northern British Columbia) (Used by Tad McIlwraith)

United States
Basso, Keith H. 1996. Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. (Cibecue Apache of Arizona)

Kroeber, Theodora. 2011. Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America. Berkeley: University of California Press. (Used by Angela Jenks)

Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality

Abu-Lughod, Lila. 2008. Writing Women’s Worlds: Bedouin Stories (Fifteenth Anniversary Edition). University of California Press: Berkeley. (Used by Tad McIlwraith)

Herdt, Gilbert. 2006. The Sambia: Ritual, Sexuality, and Change in Papua New Guinea. Nelson: Toronto. (Used by Tad McIlwraith)

Holloway, Kris. 2006. Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali. Illinois: Waveland Press. (Used by Nina Brown)

Warnock Fernea, Elizabeth. 1995. Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village. New York: Random House. (Used by Nina Brown)

Anthropology of Religion

Davis, Wade. 1985. The Serpent and the Rainbow. Simon and Schuster: New York. (Haitian Vodou) (Used by Tad McIlwraith)

Brown, Karen McCarthy. 2011. Mama Lola: a Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn. Berkeley: University of California Press. (Used by Angela Jenks)