Welcome to Harris-Jones Anthropology

This website has been set up to provide resources and help to new and current anthropologists alike from across the whole discipline. There is a growing set of resources including brief introductions to important anthropological concepts, key texts you may want to look into, and more. Content covers a wide range of different topics across anthropology, providing a variety of information that is hopefully easy to read and digest. The site has been designed for ease of navigation, with an archive of posts and labels that divide content into manageable sections, so please take your time browsing through the material. There are also downloadable resources for students such as glossaries of terms which you are welcome to use freely. You may also have specific questions or ideas that you would like to voice so you are welcome to contact me via the contact page.

Recent Posts:

Anthropology and Ethics

When conducting research as an anthropologist you will be expected to follow a set of rules and guidelines that are
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Anthropology and Ethics

A New Spin on Mandalas: Tracing the Transformation of an Ancient Art

‘Mandala’ is a Sanskrit word meaning “circle” or “discoid object.” That sounds like a simple and open definition, but like
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A New Spin on Mandalas: Tracing the Transformation of an Ancient Art

Exploring Trans-Biopolitics – Attitudes and Activism Among Vegan Communities in Oxford

I've recently submitted my undergraduate dissertation titled 'Exploring Trans-Biopolitics - Attitudes and Activism Among Vegan Communities in Oxford' and I
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Exploring Trans-Biopolitics – Attitudes and Activism Among Vegan Communities in Oxford

Autoethnography is Nonsense – An opinion piece by Robin Öberg

Autoethnography is a method that is most often employed by social scientists. Autoethnography is comprised of the terms auto, ethno,
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Autoethnography is Nonsense – An opinion piece by Robin Öberg

RAI Film Festival 2017

The 15th RAI film festival 2017 will be held in Bristol from 29th March to 1st April. The line-up looks
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RAI Film Festival 2017

Fieldwork in Anthropology

Fieldwork is an essential aspect of all areas of anthropology because it is used to gather primary data, in other
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Fieldwork in Anthropology

Free Open-Access Anthropology Journals

There are many academic journals available that either focus on or include anthropological research, however not everyone has access to the
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Free Open-Access Anthropology Journals

Saving the Slow Loris – The Little Fireface Project

The slow loris, you've no doubt seen pictures or videos of these adorably cute little creatures all across the internet, but
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Saving the Slow Loris – The Little Fireface Project

Key Texts in Anthropology (By Publication Year)

After doing a little digging around on the internet, I came to the conclusion that there aren't many concise lists
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Key Texts in Anthropology (By Publication Year)

Key Texts in Anthropology (Alphabetical)

After doing a little digging around on the internet, I came to the conclusion that there aren't many concise lists
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Key Texts in Anthropology (Alphabetical)

Famous Female Anthropologists

After creating the 10 Famous Cultural Anthropologists article I realised that the list was dominated by males, which isn't accurately
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Famous Female Anthropologists

Being Objective in Anthropology – Outside the Comfort Zone

As an anthropologist there may be times when you have to face situations that you are really unprepared for or
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Being Objective in Anthropology – Outside the Comfort Zone

What is Structuralism?

Structuralism (otherwise known as 'structural anthropology'), is a theory that causes many people difficulty. This is perfectly understandable since it deals
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What is Structuralism?

How do beliefs about pollution and dirt relate to systems of classification?

Mary Douglas (2002, pp.2) argues that “dirt is essentially disorder”, meaning that it is matter that falls between the categories
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How do beliefs about pollution and dirt relate to systems of classification?

How does preservation affect our understanding of the prehistoric archaeological record?

The archaeological record is the way that we interpret prehistory, so the effective preservation of evidence is the most important
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How does preservation affect our understanding of the prehistoric archaeological record?

Symptomatic reading of Kenji Kamiyama’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

This article will examine the problematic identified by the latent texts of the Japanese animation ‘Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone
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Symptomatic reading of Kenji Kamiyama’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Stone Knapping Lessons: Origins of Teaching, Language and Stone Tools

I just wanted to share an experience I had helping Cory Cuthbertson, a PhD student, who was looking at the
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Stone Knapping Lessons: Origins of Teaching, Language and Stone Tools

Anthropology at the Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar 2015

Yesterday was the Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar 2015! This event showcases all sorts of scientific things in a fun way
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Anthropology at the Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar 2015

Connecting to Family and Religion While in College – Guest post from Maria Carrillo

Connecting to Family and Religion While in College - Maria Carrillo "With the coming of fall semester only a few weeks
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Connecting to Family and Religion While in College – Guest post from Maria Carrillo

10 Famous Cultural Anthropologists

Many People still don't know an awful lot about anthropology, so by highlighting some of the most famous anthropologists in
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10 Famous Cultural Anthropologists