Institute for Social & Cultural Anthropology
Archival Research: Bodleian & Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
Conducted in conjunction with MSc. dissertation research

Researching the relationship between design (image selection, placement, graphical features, charts, tables, type, margins, foils etc) and anthropological representational practice, publishing. This includes early texts within the development that were more loosely missionary, colonial or touristic. A brief selection based on archival research primarily at the Pitt Rivers Museum to understand how all elements of image and representational decisions construct ideas about culture, often in highly political and problematic ways.

Historical Warning Early texts on the construction of race and biology are disgusting exemplars of the promulgation of colonialism and the use of image / text as evidence in the legitimization of eugenics and cultural hierarchy.


Oxford Pitt Rivers Library & Colleges. Hasselblad 503 cx 120

Guyot, A.,. 1849 The Earth & man: Lecture on Comparative Physical Geography in Its Relation to the History of Mankind.Gould, Kendall & Lincoln: Boston. (310 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill, colour map ; 20 cm. | book)

Wyatt Gill, Rev. William 1876 Life in the Southern Isles or Scenes & Incidents in the South Pacific & New Guinea. Presentation Copy: London Missionary Society. The Religious Tract Society: London.

Stoddard, Charles Warren 1874 Summer Cruising in the South Seas. Chatto & Windus Publishers: London.

Quatrefages, A. De. (Membre de l’Insitut (Academie Des Sciences), & Foreign Member of the Royal Society). Human Species. The International Scientific Series 2nd Edition. London: C.Kegan Paul & Co., 1 Paternoster Square.

The Eastern Archipelago Described & Illustrated with 60 Illustrations. A description of the scenery, animal & vegetable life, people & physical wonders of the islands in the Eastern Seas. By the Author of “The Arctic World,” “Recent Polar Voyages,” “The Bird World,” Etc. London: T.Nelson & Sons, Paternoster Row, Edinburgh; and New York

Mateer, Samuel 1883 Native Life in Travancore. W.H. Allen & Co.: London.

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Garson, J., Read, Hercules C.1892 Notes & Queries of Anthropology 2nd Edition. Council of the Anthropological Institute: London.

Ball, Dyer J. 1892 Things Chinese. Notes on Various Subjects connected with China. Kelly & Walsh LD: London.

Jacobs, Joseph 1899 The Story of Geographical Discovery: How the World Became Known. With 24 Maps. London: George Newness, LTD.

Johnston, Harry Hamilton, Sir 1905 The Living Races of Mankind: A Popular Illustrated Account of the Customs, Habits, Pursuits, Feasts & Ceremonies of the Races of Mankind Throughout the World. Cambridge University.
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Scott, Elliot G.F. 1908 The Romance of Savage Life: Describing the Life of Primitive Man, His Customs, Occupations, Langauge, Beliefs, Arts, Crafts, Adventures, Games, Sports &c. Seeley & Co. Limited: London (383 p., 45 leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.)

Coon, Carleton S. 1939 The Races of Europe. The Macmillan Company: New York. (xvi, 399 p., [29], 400-739 p. incl. illus. (incl. maps) tables, diagrs. 46 pl. 24 cm. | book)

Adam, Leonhard 1954 Primitive Art. Penguin Books: London.

Bearsley, Rishard. Village Japan. The University of Chicago Press. Cover Quote: “The best and most detailed study of a Japanese social microcosm that has ever been produced in a Western language.”- Edwin O. Reishauer, Harvard University

Maraini, Fosco 1962 Hekura Diving Girls. Hanish Hamilton Ltd. 90: Great Rusell Street, London, W.C.1. Translated from the Italian by Eric Mosbacher. By the same Author: “Secret Tibet,” “Meeting with Japan,” “Karakoram: The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV.”

Berger, John ; Mohr, Jean 1967 A Fortunate Man: The Story of A Country Doctor. Royal College of General Practicioners: London.

Bock, Philip K.1969 Modern Cultural Anthropology: An Introduction. Borzoi Books: New York.

Leach, Edmund 1970 Levi Strauss. Fontana/ Collins. William Collins & Co Ltd.: Suffolk.1024_1970 Levi Strauss_Edmund Leach_11973
Klapp, Orrin Edgar 1973 Models of Social Order: An Introduction to Sociological Theory. National Press Books: Palo Alto California.

Spradley, James P. 1979 The Ethnographic Interview. Rinehart & Winston: New York.

Griffin, Keith B 1979 The Political Economy of Agrarian Change: An Essay on the Green Revolution. Macmillan: London.

Evans-Pritchard, Sir Edward 1981 A History of Anthropological Thought. Faber & Faber Limited: London.

Ganguliova, Milada 1982 Putovanic Za Lovcami Lebiek. Obzor Bratislava.
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Sperber, Dan 1985 On Anthropological Knowledge: Three Essays. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
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Shimmi, Y.L. Roland 1988 Comparative History of the Nagas: From Ancient Period Till 1826. Inter-India Publications: New Delhi.

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Hammersley, Martyn 1992 Ethnography: Principles in Practice. Routledge: London, New York.

Berger, John; Mohr, Jean 1999 At the Edges of the World. Reakiton: London.

Hallpike, C.R. 2011 On Primitive Society & Other Forbidden Topics. Author House: Bloomington.