Singer, André 1945-
Most widely held works by André Singer
A history of anthropological thought by E. E Evans-Pritchard ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
Zande themes; essays presented to Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard ( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Lords of the Khyber : the story of the North-West Frontier by André Singer ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Divine magic : the world of the supernatural by André Singer ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Guardians of the North-West frontier : the Pathans by André Singer ( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Disappearing world : television and anthropology by André Singer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Off the verandah ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Examines the work of Bronislaw Malinowski, who studied the people of the Trobriands, a group of Pacific Islands, altering the idea that native peoples were primitive savages.
The goddess and the computer by John Stephen Lansing ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Balinese and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Examines centuries-old traditions of rice farming on Bali in which water is considered a gift from a goddess and is controlled by priests. The importance of this religious system of irrigation came to light only after newly introduced methods of rice farming were introduced as a result of the green revolution and production decreased while pests multiplied. A computer modeling system was developed which confirmed the wisdom of the old traditions.
Coming of age ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and career of Margaret Mead, one of the most controversial anthropologists and fieldworkers of her day. Includes original footage from American Samoa, New Guinea and Bali.
Strange beliefs ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard was the first trained anthropologist to do work in Africa, where he lived among the Azande and studied their belief in witchcraft.
The great Egyptians ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Details the historical drama of three ancient Egyptian leaders, Sneferu, Cleopatra and Tutankhamen.
Werner Herzog's The wild blue yonder ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
From legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog comes an inspired vision: As humans search for a new planet to colonize, aliens attempt to settle on the nearly uninhabitable earth. Brad Dourif's performance as an alien interviewing real-life respected scientists, is followed by a personal plea to save our planet.
Witchcraft among the Azande ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Presents the role of witchcraft among the Azande in spite of their acceptance of Christianity. Focuses on its usage in adjudicating disputes, curing illness, assuring success in the hunt, and purification of the newborn.
Battle for the planet by André Singer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer Fieldwork ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Explores the career of Walter Baldwin Spencer, whose studies of the Australian aborigines showed them to be a people with an extremely complex and subtle, rather than primitive, culture.
William Rivers Everything is relatives ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
William Rivers, who originally trained as a doctor, did work as a pioneering psychologist in the First World War. This enabled Rivers to bring a scientific approach to anthropology and set the trend for anthropologists to go and visit the cultures rather than staying at home and theorizing.
Strangers abroad pioneers of social anthropology ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the lives and careers of Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer, Franz Boas, William Rivers, Bronislaw Malinowski, Margaret Mead, and Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard.
The Kazakhs of China ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The nomadic, fiercely independent Kazakhs live in the mountains between Tibet and Mongolia. They have adapted to communism even thouth they live away from Chinese authorities.
The Shackles of tradition ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Profile of the German physicist who was responsible for shaping the course of American anthropology, beginning with his investigations of the relations between Eskimo migrations and the physical geography of their region.
The Kirghiz of Afghanistan ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
The Kirghiz, who are skilled at herd management, have adapted well to a cold and difficult environment on the "Roof of the World." In working, celebrating, interacting with each other, and adapting to new ways in a new environment, the Kirghiz demonstrate the dignity and purpose of their lives. Since this film was made the Kirghiz were forced to flee to Pakistan, where they were air lifted to Turkey.
Aboriginal Australians--Social life and customs Anthropologists Anthropology Anthropology--Philosophy Australia Biography Boas, Franz,--1858-1942 Cleopatra,--Queen of Egypt,--d. 30 B.C Colonization Conservation of natural resources Documentary films Documentary-style films Drama Egypt Environmental policy Ethnologists Ethnology Evans-Pritchard, E. E.--1902-1973 Feature films Gillen, Francis James,--1856-1912 History Human-alien encounters Indonesia--Bali (Province) Indonesia--Bali Island Life on other planets Magic Magic--Religious aspects Malinowski, Bronislaw,--1884-1942 Mead, Margaret,--1901-1978 Motion pictures Occultism Pakistan Political science Primitive societies Pushtuns Pyramids Rites and ceremonies Rivers, W. H. R.--1864-1922 Science fiction films Sneferu,--King of Egypt Spencer, Baldwin,--Sir,--1860-1929 Sudan Supernatural Travel Tribes Tutankhamen,--King of Egypt United States Witchcraft Zande (African people) Zande (African people)--Religion
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