Harvey Whitehouse

Harvey Whitehouse is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Universityof Oxford and a Fellow of Magdalen College.


"After carrying out two years of field research on a ‘cargo cult’ in New Britain, Papua New Guinea in the late eighties, he developed a theory of ‘modes of religiosity’ that hasbeen the subject of extensive critical evaluation and testing by anthropologists,
historians, archaeologists, and cognitive scientists. In recent years, he has focused his energies on the development of collaborative programmes of researchon cognition and culture." [http://www.cap-press.com/pdf/1516.pdf]
Anthropologist Mary Douglas, in an interview with Alan Macfarlane, names Whitehouse as one of Britain's leading anthropologists [ [http://www.alanmacfarlane.com/ancestors/douglas.htm Mary Douglas ] ]


* Whitehouse, H. Inside the Cult (1995)
* Whitehouse, H. Arguments and Icons (2000)
* Whitehouse, H. Modes of Religiosity (2004). Translated into Greek by Dimitris Xygalatas as "Τύποι Θρησκευτικότητας", Thessaloniki: Vanias 2006. ISBN: 9602881666.
* Whitehouse, H and Laidlaw, J. Religion, Anthropology and Cognitive Science (2007) [ [http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Harvey%20Whitehouse&page=1 Amazon.com: Harvey Whitehouse: Books ] ]

ee also

*Cognitive science of religion
*Social Anthropology
*Evolutionary Psychology


* [http://www.icea.ox.ac.uk/ Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology]
* [http://www.icea.ox.ac.uk/cam/ Centre for Anthropology and Mind]
* [http://www.isca.ox.ac.uk/staff/academic/whitehouse/ Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology]
* [http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/InstituteofCognitionCulture/Staff/HarveyWhitehouse/ Institute of Cognition and Culture]


*1. http://www.cap-press.com
*2. http://www.alanmacfarlane.com/ancestors/douglas

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Harvey E. Johnson, Jr. — Harvey E. Johnson Jr., retired Vice Admiral, United States Coast Guard, is the Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). CareerCoast Guard careerJohnson began his career as a deck watch… …   Wikipedia

  • Paul Harvey — Infobox Radio Presenter name = Paul Harvey imagesize = 150px caption = Paul Harvey receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 birthname = Paul Harvey Aurandt birthdate = birth date and age|1918|9|4 birthplace = Tulsa, Oklahoma deathdate …   Wikipedia

  • Francis J. Harvey — Francis Joseph Harvey (born July 8 1943) served as the 19th Secretary of the United States Army from November 19, 2004 to March 9, 2007. Education and familyHarvey was born and raised in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He earned his doctorate in… …   Wikipedia

  • Dimitris Xygalatas — Infobox academic name = Dimitris Xygalatas box width = 180 px image size = 160 px caption = birth date = birth date and age|1977|8|5|mf=y birth place = education = Ph.D. in Anthropology, Institute of Cognition and Culture, Queen s University… …   Wikipedia

  • Cognitive science of religion — is the study of religious thought and behavior from the perspective of the cognitive and evolutionary sciences. The field employs methods and theories from a very broad range of disciplines, including: cognitive psychology, evolutionary… …   Wikipedia

  • Mithraic mysteries — Double faced Mithraic relief. Rome, 2nd to 3rd century AD. Louvre Museum The Mithraic Mysteries were a mystery religion practised in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to 4th centuries AD. The name of the Persian god Mithra, adapted into Greek… …   Wikipedia

  • Meaning of life — This article is about the philosophical concept. For other uses, see Meaning of life (disambiguation). Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? One of Post Impressionist Paul Gauguin s most famous paintings. The meaning of life… …   Wikipedia

  • Magdalen College, Oxford — This article is about an Oxford college. For other uses, see Magdalen College (disambiguation). Colleges and halls of the University of Oxford The President and Fellows of the College of St Mary Magdalen in the University of Oxford …   Wikipedia

  • Firewalking — is the act of walking barefoot over a bed of hot embers or stones. It has a long history in many cultures as a test or proof of faith, and is also used in modern motivational seminars and fund raising events.HistoryFirewalking is practiced * by… …   Wikipedia

  • Christina Ebner — Sister Christina Ebner, O.P., (also Christine), (26 March 1277 – 27 December 1356) was a German Dominican nun, writer and mystic. Contents 1 Biography 2 Works 3 References 4 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.