Harvey Whitehouse

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

Career

"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 ] ]

Books

* 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

Links

* [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]

References

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


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