HAR’s Bibliography Editors are pleased to post our latest additions to the bibliography of works on the history of anthropology. This latest batch of citations includes several titles on linguistic anthropology, including “James Cowles Prichard and the Linguistic Foundations of Ethnology,” as well as biographically-focused pieces on the work of Zora Neale Hurston, Margaret Mead, Harry Shapiro, and Alfred Kroeber.

Don’t forget that you can search the Comprehensive Bibliography, which now includes almost 600 unique authors, by keywords including personal names, places, and concepts.

Alarcón-Jiméneza, Ana-Maria, Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos, and Margarita Díaz-Andreu. "A glimpse behind closed doors. Alfred L. Kroeber and the representation of native Californian music." History and Anthropology 34, no. 3 (2023): 521–39.
Aleksandrenkov, Eduard. "Indios de Cuba y etnólogos cubanos." Revista Española de Antropología Americana 52, no. 1 (2022): 81–94.
Bigoni, Francesca, and Faust0 Barbagli. "Objects from voyages of Exploration: the James Cook Collection in Florence." Archivio per l'Antropologia e La Etnologia 152 (2022): 3–16.
Breen, Benjamin. Tripping on Utopia. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2023.
Cigana, Lorenzo, and Frans Gregersen, eds. Structuralism as One--Structuralism as Many: Studies in Structuralisms. Vol. 21. Scientia Danica, Series H, Humanistica 8. Copenhagen: Gads Forlag, 2023.
Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. "Axel Sommerfelt in the history of social anthropology." History and Anthropology 33, no. 5 (2022): 580–87.
Foks, Freddie. Participant Observers: Anthropology, Colonial Development, and the Reinvention of Society in Britain. Berkeley Series in British Strudies. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2023.
Forth, Gregory. "Verhoeven's Living Negritos and the Story of Zakharias Ze: A Prehistory of Homo floresiensis." Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land- En Volkenkunde 178, no. 2/3 (2022): 225–51. https://doi.org/
Hammerstedt, Scott W., and Amanda L. Regnier. Spiro Mounds and WPA Archaeology in Oklahoma. Arcadia Publishing, 2023.
Jones, Graham M. Magic's Reason: an Anthropology of Analogy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Kaplan, Judith R. H. "The 'Greenberg Controversy' and the Interdisciplinary Study of Global Linguistic Relationships." Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 46, no. 1 (2023): 114–32. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1002/bewi.202200038.
Lipset, David. "Margaret Mead wanted to save the world through LSD. The government had other ideas." Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2024.
Marshall, Jennifer L. Freeman. Ain't I an Anthropologist: Zora Neale Hurston Beyond the Literary Icon. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2023.
Sandal-Wilson, Chris. "The Colonial Clinic in Conflict: Towards a Medical History of the Palestinian Great Revolt, 1936–1939." Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 47 (2023): 12–36.
Šarac, Jelena, Dubravka Havaš Auguštin, Ana Perinić Lewis, Morana Jarec, Rafaela Mrdjen Hodžić, Natalija Novokmet, Anita Sujoldžić, and Pavao Rudan. "Genetic landscape of the Hvar Island – highlight of a 50-year long bioanthropological research." Anthropologischer Anzeiger 79, no. 4 (2022): 361–97.
Schwartz, Theodore, and Michael French Smith. Like Fire: The Paliau Movement and Millenarianism in Melanesia. Monographs in Anthroplogy. Canberra: ANU Press, 2021.
Solleveld, Floris. "Language as a Specimen." Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 46, no. 1 (2023): 92–113.
Stewart, Ian. "James Cowles Prichard and the Linguistic Foundations of Ethnology." Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 46, no. 1 (2023): 76–91.
Weaver, Lesley Jo. "The Laboratory of Scientific Racism: India and the Origins of Anthropology." Annual Review of Anthropology 51 (2022): 67–83.
Weidman, Nadine. Killer Instinct: The Popular Science of Human Nature in Twentieth-Century America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2021.
Young, Adrian. "Putting anthropology in its (hospitable) place: Harry Shapiro's fieldwork on Pitcairn Island, 1934–1935." History and Anthropolgy 33, no. 3 (2022): 631–51. https://doi.org/10.1080/02757206.2020.1762591.
Zimmer-Tamakoshi, Laura, ed. First Fieldwork: Pacific Anthropology, 1960–1985. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2018.