FRANZ BOAS

Good Reading began puplication in 1947 and in 1990 issued the 23rd edition of the work. The purpose of Good Reading: is "to lead an increasing number of people to savor the great or significant books, both those that strive to light the dark places in our understanding of our complex world and our equally complex selves, and those that aim simply to delight." The following list of books in anthropology from Good Reading: A Guide for Serious Readers (23rd ed., 1985.) was compiled by Elizabeth Weatherford..


Franz Boas Race, Language and Culture. 1940
John H. Bodley Victims of Progress. 2nd ed. 1982
Slenore Bowen (Laura Bohannon) Return to Laughter. 1964
C. Loring Brace & Ashley Montagu Man's Evolution. 1965
Joseph Campbell Historical Atlas of World Mythology.  1988-
James Clifford The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art.  1988
Shelton S. Davis Victims of the Miracle: Development and the Indians 
of Brazil.  1977
James Deetz Invitation to Archeology.  1967
Stanley Diamond In Search of the Primative.  1972
Janet Dolgin, David S.Kemnitzer, David M. Schneider Symbolic Anthropology.  1977
Mona Etienne, and Eleanor Leacock, eds. Women and Colonization: Anthropological Perspectives.  1980
Edward E. Evans-Pritchard Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic Among the Azande.  1937
Brian M. Fagan Clash of Cultures.  1984
Peter Farb Word Play: Whay Happens When People Talk. 1974
Peter Farb & George Armelagos Cosuming Passions: The Anthropology of Eating. 1980
Morris Freilich, ed. The Pleasures of Anthropology. 1983
Judith Friedlander Being Indian in Hueyapan. 1975
Clifford Geertz The Interpretation of Cultures. 1973
George Gmelch & Walter P. Zenner, eds. Urban Life: Readings in Urban Anthropology. 2nd ed. 1988
Nelson H.H. Graburn, ed. Ethnic and Tourist Arts. 1977
Edward Hall The Hidden Dimension. 1966
Michael Harner, ed. Hallucinogens and Shaminism. 1973
Marvin Harris The Rise of Anthropological Theory. 1968
Marvin Harris Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witched. 1974
Karl Heider Ethnographic Film. 1976
Dell Hymes, ed. Reinventing Anthropology. 1973
Richard Lee The Kung San: Men, Women and Work in a Foraging Society. 1979
Claude Levi-Strauss Tristes Tropiques. 1955
Claude Levi-Strauss The View from Afar. 1987
Nancy O. Lurie, ed. Mountain Wolf Woman. 1961
Bronislaw Malinowski Argonauts of the Western Pacific. 1961
George Marcus & Michael Fischer Anthropology As Cultural Critique: An experimental Moment in the Human Sciences. 1986
Marcel Mauss The Gift. 1925
Margaret Mead Sex and Temterament in Three Primitive Societies. 1935
Ashley Montagu, ed. Frontiers of Anthropology. 1974
Ashley Montagu, ed. Learning Non-Agression. 1978
Barbara G. Myerhoff Peyote Hunt: The Sacred Journey of the Huichol Indians. 1974
Charlotte M. Otten, ed. Anthropology and Art. 1971
Paul Rabinow Reflections on Field Work in Morocco. 1977
Paul Radin The Trickster: A Study in American Indian Mythology. 1972
Rayna Rapp Reiter, ed.  Toward an Anthropology of Women. 1975
Abraham Rosman & Paula G. Rubel The Tapestry of Culture. 2nd ed. 1985
Jay Ruby, ed. A Crack in the Mirror. 1981
Marshall Sahlins Stone Age Economics. 1972
Marshall Sahlins Islands of History. 1987
Lawrence E. Sullivan Icanchu's Drum: An Orientation to the Meaning of South American Religions. 1988
Colin Turnbull The Forest People. 1961
Arnold Van Gennep The Rights of Passage. 1909
Norman E, Whitten, Jr. & John F. Szwed, eds. Afro-American Anthropology. 1970
Eric Wolf Europe and the People Without History. 1982
Sol Worth & John Adair Through Navajo Eyes. 1973