Qualifying Exams Reading List: Power and Politics Within and Beyond the Human

Adamson, Joni. “Indigenous Literatures, Multinaturalism, and Avatar: The emergence of Indigenous cosmopolitics.” American Literary History 24, no. 1 (2012): 143-162.

Agamben, Giorgio. Homo sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Stanford University Press, 1998.

Appadurai, Arjun. “Putting hierarchy in its place.” Cultural Anthropology 3, no. 1 (1988): 36-49.

Atkinson, Will. Bourdieu and After: A Guide to Relational Phenomenology. Routledge, 2019.

Bennett, Jane. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Duke University Press, 2010.

Bessire, Lucas, and David Bond. “Ontological anthropology and the deferral of critique.” American Ethnologist 41, no. 3 (2014): 440-456.

Blaser, Mario. “Is another cosmopolitics possible?.” Cultural Anthropology 31, no. 4 (2016): 545-570.

Blaser, Mario. “Ontology and indigeneity: on the political ontology of heterogeneous assemblages.” Cultural Geographies 21, no. 1 (2014): 49-58.

Braidotti, Rosi. Posthuman Knowledge. John Wiley & Sons, 2019.

Boehm, Christopher. Hierarchy in the Forest. Harvard University Press, 1999.

Celermajer, Danielle, David Schlosberg, Lauren Rickards, Makere Stewart-Harawira, Mathias Thaler, Petra Tschakert, Blanche Verlie, and Christine Winter. “Multispecies justice: theories, challenges, and a research agenda for environmental politics.” Environmental Politics (2020): 1-22.

Cepek, Michael L. “There might be blood: Oil, humility, and the cosmopolitics of a Cofán petro‐being.” American Ethnologist 43, no. 4 (2016): 623-635.

Clare, Stephanie D. Earthly Encounters: Sensation, Feminist Theory, and the Anthropocene. SUNY Press, 2019.

Collard, Rosemary-Claire, and Jessica Dempsey. “Life for sale? The politics of lively commodities.” Environment and Planning A 45, no. 11 (2013): 2682-2699.

Costa, Luiz. The Owners of Kinship: Asymmetrical Relations in Indigenous Amazonia. HAU Books, 2018.

Coulter, Kendra. Animals, Work, and the Promise of Interspecies Solidarity. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Cruikshank, Julie. Do Glaciers Listen?: Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination. UBC Press, 2007.

Dave, Naisargi N. “Witness: Humans, animals, and the politics of becoming.” Cultural Anthropology 29, no. 3 (2014): 433-456.

De Castro, Eduardo Viveiros. “Cosmological deixis and Amerindian perspectivism.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 4, no. 3 (1998): 469-488.

de La Bellacasa, Maria Puig. Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More than Human Worlds. Vol. 41. U of Minnesota Press, 2017.

DeLoughrey, Elizabeth M., Elizabeth DeLoughrey, and George B. Handley, eds. Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Descola, Philippe. In the Society of Nature: A Native Ecology in Amazonia. Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Descola, Philippe. Beyond Nature and Culture. University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Descola, P., & Pálsson, G. (Eds.). (1996). Nature and Society: Anthropological Perspectives. Taylor & Francis.

Duhn, Iris. “Cosmopolitics of place: Towards urban multispecies living in precarious times.” In Reimagining Sustainability in Precarious Times, pp. 45-57. Springer, Singapore, 2017.

Fausto, Carlos. “Too many owners: mastery and ownership in Amazonia.” Mana 4, no. SE (2008): 0-0.

Fausto, Carlos. “Feasting on people: eating animals and humans in Amazonia.” Current Anthropology 48, no. 4 (2007): 497-530.

Fausto, Carlos. “Of enemies and pets: warfare and shamanism in Amazonia.” American Ethnologist 26, no. 4 (1999): 933-956.

Foucault, Michel. The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978-1979. Springer, 2008.

Foucault, Michel. Power/knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977. Vintage, 1980.

Gaus, Gerald. Political Concepts and Political Theories. Routledge, 2018.

Gibson, James J. The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception: Classic Edition. Psychology Press, 2014.

Gillespie, Kathryn, and Rosemary-Claire Collard, eds. Critical Animal Geographies: Politics, Intersections and Hierarchies in a Multispecies World. Routledge, 2015.

Graeber, David. “Beyond Power/Knowledge an exploration of the relation of power, ignorance and stupidity.” Malinowski Memorial Lecture, London School of Economics and Political Science, Thursday 25 (2006).

Hansen, Thomas Blom, and Finn Stepputat. “Sovereignty revisited.” Annual Review of Anthropolology 35 (2006): 295-315.

Haraway, Donna. “Situated knowledges: The science question in feminism and the privilege of partial perspective.” Feminist Studies 14, no. 3 (1988): 575-599.

Helmreich, Stefan. “Species of biocapital.” Science as Culture 17, no. 4 (2008): 463-478.

Herman, David. Narratology Beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Houston, Donna, Jean Hillier, Diana MacCallum, Wendy Steele, and Jason Byrne. “Make kin, not cities! Multispecies entanglements and ‘becoming-world’in planning theory.” Planning Theory 17, no. 2 (2018): 190-212.

Howes, David. “Multisensory anthropology.” Annual Review of Anthropology 48 (2019): 17-28.

Ingold, Tim. The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill. Psychology Press, 2000.

Kim, Claire Jean. Dangerous Crossings. Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Kohn, Eduardo. “Anthropology of ontologies.” Annual Review of Anthropology 44 (2015): 311-327.

Latour, Bruno. We Have Never Been Modern. Harvard University Press, 2012.

Latour, Bruno. “Agency at the Time of the Anthropocene.” New Literary History 45, no. 1 (2014): 1-18.

Latimer, Joanna, and Mara Miele. “Naturecultures? Science, affect and the non-human.” Theory, Culture & Society 30, no. 7-8 (2013): 5-31. Loidolt, Sophie. Phenomenology of Plurality: Hannah Arendt on Political Intersubjectivity. Routledge, 2017.

Larsen, Soren C., and Jay T. Johnson. Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More than Human World. University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Lestel, Dominique, Jeffrey Bussolini, and Matthew Chrulew. “The phenomenology of animal life.” Environmental Humanities 5, no. 1 (2014): 125-148.

Locke, Piers. “Explorations in ethnoelephantology: Social, historical, and ecological intersections between Asian elephants and humans.” Environment and Society 4, no. 1 (2013): 79-97.

Lorimer, Jamie. Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation After Nature. U of Minnesota Press, 2015.

Mahmood, Saba. “Feminist theory, embodiment, and the docile agent: Some reflections on the Egyptian Islamic revival.” Cultural Anthropology 16, no. 2 (2001): 202-236.

Mancini, Clara, Janet Van Der Linden, Jon Bryan, and Andrew Stuart. “Exploring interspecies sensemaking: dog tracking semiotics and multispecies ethnography.” In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, pp. 143-152. 2012.

Marx, Karl, and Friedrich Engels. The German Ideology. Vol. 1. International Publishers Co, 1970.

Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Phenomenology of Perception. Routledge, 1982.

Mintz, Sidney. “Food and its relationship to concepts of power.” Food and Agrarian Orders in the World-economy (1995): 3-14.

Nading, Alex M. Mosquito Trails: Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement. University of California Press, 2014.

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm. The Antichrist. Vol. 3. AA Knopf, 1920.

Parsons, Talcott. “On the concept of political power.” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 107, no. 3 (1963): 232-262.

Ramos, Alcida Rita. “The politics of perspectivism.” Annual Review of Anthropology 41 (2012): 481-494.

Schroer, Sara Asu. “Jakob von Uexküll: the concept of umwelt and its potentials for an anthropology beyond the human.” Ethnos (2019): 1-21.

Singh, Neera M. “Introduction: Affective ecologies and conservation.” Conservation and Society 16, no. 1 (2018): 1-7.

Stengers, Isabelle. Cosmopolitics. Vol. 1. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

TallBear, Kim. “Why interspecies thinking needs indigenous standpoints.” Cultural Anthropology 24 (2011).

Trigg, Dylan. “Beyond Human and Animal: Metamorphosis in Merleau-Ponty.” In Perception and the Inhuman Gaze, pp. 271-281. Routledge, 2020.

Watson, Matthew C. “Derrida, Stengers, Latour, and subalternist cosmopolitics.” Theory, Culture & Society 31, no. 1 (2014): 75-98.

West, Paige. “An anthropology for ‘the assemblage of the now’.” In Anthropological Forum 26, no. 4, pp. 438-445. Routledge, 2016.

Westling, Louise. The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language. Fordham University Press, 2013.

Wolf, Eric R. “Distinguished lecture: Facing power—old insights, new questions.” American Anthropologist 92, no. 3 (1990): 586-596.

Yusoff, Kathryn. “Aesthetics of loss: Biodiversity, banal violence and biotic subjects.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 37, no. 4 (2012): 578-592.

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