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Alan Macfarlane
April 26, 2005 5:20 AM   Subscribe

Alan Macfarlane is a historian cum anthropologist. You can find some of his writings and videos on witchcraft, on the family and on English individualism on the site. There is also a collection of video-interviews with anthropologists such as Frith, Geerz, and Richards. In fact, there is so much to read and hear that you won't miss your television.
posted by TimothyMason (5 comments total)

 
Correction - Firth
posted by TimothyMason at 5:21 AM on April 26, 2005


(second correction: Geertz, not Geerz)

Oh, man, you have just made my day. I'll have to watch the videos when I'm home, but...*drool*. This is an amazing resource--thank you!
posted by kalimac at 5:57 AM on April 26, 2005


Systems of Ritual and Belief, a "digital-radio anthropology course".

Sorry about Geertz - I'm half asleep after treading in Miller's footsteps last night.
posted by TimothyMason at 6:11 AM on April 26, 2005


These interviews are neat. I only wish he had a few more anthropologists (Paul Rabinow, Claude Levi-Strauss, etc.).
posted by safetyfork at 10:51 AM on April 26, 2005


Thanks so much for this. I read The Origins of English Individualism a couple of years ago, and it struck me as beyond dodgy as history, but this is a fantastic resource. Macfarlane at least asks interesting questions, even if his interpretations are somewhat wild.
posted by Sonny Jim at 3:58 PM on April 26, 2005


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