Anthropology Theory & Criticism

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Joseph CampbellThe Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949).

Christopher CaudwellIllusion and Reality: A Study of the Sources of Poetry (1937).

F. M. CornfordThe Origin of Attic Comedy (1914).

Émile DurkheimThe Elementary Forms of the Religious Life (1912, trans. Joseph Wood Swain, 1965).

T. S. Eliot, "Ulysses, Order, and Myth" (1923, Selected Prose,Frank Kermode, 1975).

Francis FergussonThe Idea of a Theater (1949).

James G. FrazerThe Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion (2 vols., 1890, 3d ed., 12 vols., 1907–15).

Northrop FryeAnatomy of Criticism: Four Essays (1957).

Clifford Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures (1973).

Clifford GeertzWorks and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author (1988).

René GirardLa Violence et la sacré (1972, Violence and the Sacred,trans. Patrick Gregory, 1977).

Jane HarrisonThemis (1912).

Denis Hollier, ed., The College of Sociology (1979, trans. Betsy Wing, 1988).

Micaela di Leonardo, ed., Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge: Feminist Anthropology in the Postmodern Era (1991).

Claude Lévi-StraussThe Elementary Structures of Kinship (1949, ed. and trans. James Harle Bell, et al., 1969).

Marcel MaussThe Gift: Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies (1925, trans. Ian Cunnison, 1954).

Lord RaglanThe Hero: A Study of Tradition, Myth, and Drama (1936).

George ThomsonAeschylus and Athens: A Study in the Social Origins of Drama (1941).

Victor TurnerDramas, Fields, and Metaphors: Symbolic Action in Human Society (1974).