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Bloomsbury publish the ASA monographs. If you are preparing documents for Bloomsbury, you may find it useful to download their style sheet and information regarding artwork.

ASA Monographs and other publications

This is a complete list of our publications to-date. The monograph is included in certain categories of membership and is mailed out annually (the mailing date varies from year to year, with the 2015 publication - volume 52 - sent out in early 2016). Members are also reminded that they are entitled to purchase some of these volumes at a discount. Orders should be directed to the publishers and not the ASA:

  • ASA Monographs 1-12 and 23-, ASA Research Methods 3- are published by Routledge.
  • ASA Monographs 13-22 and ASA Research Methods 1-2 are published by Academic Press.
  • The ASA Monographs 1-10 are also available in digital form on CD from the ASA administrator: click here to order.
  • ASA Essays are published by ISHI: UK and European sales are now handled by Eurospan Ltd., 3 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8LU.
  • ASA Studies. Originally published by Malaby Press. Volumes 1 and 3 are out of print. Volume 2 has been reissued by Tavistock.

Some of the recent Bloombury monographs are also available as e-books directly and through a number of distributors that have institutions and libraries as their main market, although not via Amazon. See Bloomsbury's site for more information..

The next monograph will have papers from the ASA2014 conference in Edinburgh.

ASA Monographs 41- (Bloomsbury)

  1. World Anthropologies in Practice (February 2016) ed John Gledhill
  2. Art and aesthetics in a globalizing world (December 2014) ed Raminder Kaur, Parul Dave-Mukherji
  3. Living Beings: Perspectives on Interspecies Engagements (2013) ed Penny Dransart
  4. The Interview: an ethnographic approach (2013) ed Jonathan Skinner
  5. Archaeology and anthropology: past, present and future (2011) ed David Shankland
  6. Ownership and appropriation (2011) eds Veronica Strang and Mark Busse
  7. Thinking through tourism (2011) eds Julie Scott and Tom Selwyn
  8. Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism: Rooted, Feminist and Vernacular Perspectives (2007) ed Pnina Werbner
  9. Creativity and Cultural Improvisation (2007) eds Elizabeth Hallam and Tim Ingold
  10. Anthropology and Science: Epistemologies in Practice (2007) eds Jeanette Edwards, Penny Harvey and Peter Wade
  11. Locating the Field: Space, Place and Context in Anthropology (2006) eds Simon Michael Coleman and Peter Collins
  12. The Qualities of Time (2004) eds Wendy James and David Mills

ASA Monographs 23- (Tavistock 23-26, Routledge 27-40)

  1. Human Rights in Global Perspective (2003) eds Richard A. Wilson and Jon P. Mitchell
  2. Participating in development : approaches to indigenous knowledge (2002) eds Paul Sillitoe, Johan Pottier and Alan Bicker
  3. Elite Cultures (2002) eds Cris Shore and Steve Nugent
  4. An Anthropology of Indirect Communication (2001) eds J. Hendry and C.W. Watson
  5. The Anthropology of Power (1999) Angela Cheater
  6. Ritual, Performance, Media (1997) ed. F. Hughes-Freeland
  7. After Writing Culture: Epistemology and Praxis in Contemporary Anthropology (1997) eds. A. James, A. Dawson and J. Hockey
  8. Questions of Consciousness (1995) eds. AP Cohen and N Rapport
  9. Environmentalism: The View from Anthropology (1993) ed. K Milton
  10. Socialism: Ideals, ideologies and local practice (1993) ed. C M Hann
  11. Contemporary Futures: Perspectives from Social Anthropology (1992) ed. S Wallman
  12. Anthropology and Autobiography (1992), ed. J Okely and H Callaway
  13. Anthropology and the Riddle of the Sphinx: Paradox and Change in the Life Course (1990), ed P Spencer
  14. History and Ethnicity (1989), ed E Tonkin, M McDonald and M Chapman
  15. Migrants, Workers, and the Social Order (1987), ed J S Eades
  16. Anthropology at Home (1986), ed A Jackson
  17. Reason and Morality (1985), ed J Overing

ASA Monographs 13-22 (Academic Press)

  1. Semantic Anthropology (1982), ed. D. Parkin.
  2. Religious Organization and Religious Experience (1982), ed J Davis 22. Semantic Anthropology (1982), ed D Parkin
  3. The Structure of Folk Models (1981), ed L Holy and L Stuchlik
  4. Social Anthropology of Work (1979), ed S Wallman
  5. Social and Ecological Systems (1979), ed P C Burnham and R F Ellen
  6. Sex and Age as Principles of Social Differentiation (1978), ed J. La Fontaine
  7. Regional Cults (1977), ed R P Werbner
  8. The Anthropology of the Body (1977), ed J Blacking
  9. Social Anthropology and Law (1977), ed I Hamnett
  10. Social Anthropology and Medicine (1976), ed J B Loudon

ASA Monographs 1-12 (Tavistock Publications, now part of Routledge)

  1. Urban Ethnicity (1973), ed A Cohen
  2. Rethinking Kinship and Marriage (1971), ed R Needham
  3. Social Anthropology and Language (1971), ed E Ardener
  4. Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations (1970), ed M Douglas
  5. Socialization: The Approach from Social Anthropology (1968), ed P Mayer
  6. History and Social Anthropology (1968), ed I M Lewis
  7. Themes in Economic Anthropology (1967), ed R Firth
  8. The Structural Study of Myth and Totemism (1967), ed E R Leach
  9. The Social Anthropology of Complex Societies (1966), ed M Banton
  10. Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion (1966), ed M Banton
  11. Political Systems and the Distribution of Power (1965), ed M Banton
  12. The Relevance of Models for Social Anthropology (1965), ed M Banton

Research Methods in Social Anthropology (1-2 Academic Press, 3- Routledge)

  1. A Guide to Imagework (2004) I. Edgar
  2. Reflexive Ethnography (1999) Charlotte Davies
  3. An Anthropologist in the Field (1999) Joy Hendry
  4. Key Debates in Anthropology (1996) ed. T. Ingold
  5. Applications in Computing for Social Anthropologists (1993) M D Fischer
  6. Oral Tradition and the Verbal Arts (1992), R Finnegan
  7. Observing the Economy (1989), J Altman and C. Gregory
  8. Research Practices in the Study of Kinship (1984), A Barnard and A Good
  9. Ethnographic Research: A Guide to General Conduct (1984), ed. R F Ellen

Those interested in submitting proposals for new volumes (either edited, or singly or jointly authored) in the research methods series should contact publications(AT)

ASA Decennial Conference Series (Routledge)

  1. The Future of Anthropological Knowledge (1996) ed. H. Moore
  2. The Pursuit of Certainty: Religious and Cultural Formations (1995) ed. W. James
  3. Shifting Contexts: Transformations in Anthropological Knowledge (1995) ed. M Strathern
  4. Worlds Apart: Modernity through the Prism of the Local (1995) ed. D. Miller
  5. Counterworks: Managing the Diversity of Knowledge (1995) ed. R. Fardon

ASA Studies (Malaby Press)

  1. The Interpretation of Symbolism (1975), ed R Willis
  2. Marxist Analyses and Social Anthropology (1975), ed M Bloch. (New paperback edition published by Tavistock, 1985.)
  3. Biosocial Anthropology (1975), ed R Fox

ASA Essays (ISHI)

  1. Numerical Techniques (1981), ed J C Mitchell
  2. Text and Context (1976), ed R K Jain
  3. Transaction and Meaning (1976), ed B Kapferer