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Bruce Kapferer har utført en rekke langvarige feltarbeid i Zambia, India (Kerala), Sri Lanka og Australia og hans engasjement innen antropologi har omhandlet problemstillinger knyttet til urbanisering og migrasjon, vold og statsdannelse, ritualteori og politiske og sosiale formasjoner, samt engasjert seg i teoridannelse innen sosialantropologi.

Før Kapferer kom til Institutt for sosialantropologi, UiB i 1999 har han arbeidet ved en lang rekke institusjoner som inkluderer Center For Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, Wassenaar, Institute For Advanced Studies, Hebrew University og Centre for Cultural Research, Aarhus.

Posisjoner han har holdt inkluderer Commonwealth Scholar & Research Affiliate, Rhodes Livingstone Institute (senere Institute For African Studies), Zambia 1963-1966, førsteamanuensis ved University of Manchester 1966-1973, professor ved University of Adelaide 1973-1985, professor ved University College London 1985 -1996 samt professor ved James Cook University 1996-1999. Kapferer har også i ulike kapasitetet vært tilknyttet University of California, Los Angeles, Stockholms Universitet, Københavns Universitet og Gøteborgs Universitet.

 

Bøker
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2018. State, Resistance, Transformation: Anthropological Perspectives on the Dynamics of Power in Contemporary Global Realities. Sean Kingston Publishing. 372 sider. ISBN: 978-1-907774-50-8.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Gold, Marina. 2018. Moral Anthropology: A Critique. Berghahn Books. 170 sider. ISBN: 978-1-78533-868-7.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios. 2016. Against Exoticism. Toward the Transcendence of Relativism and Universalism in Anthropology. Berghahn Books. 154 sider. ISBN: 978-1-78533-370-5.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Meinert, L. 2015. In the event. Toward an anthropology of generic moments. Berghahn Books. 186 sider. ISBN: 978-1-78238-889-0.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2014. 2001 and counting. Kubrick, Nietzsche, and anthropology. University of Chicago Press. 107 sider. ISBN: 978-0-98420-105-1.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Hobart, Angela. 2012. Contesting the State: The Dynamics of Resistance and Control. Sean Kingston Publishing. 308 sider. ISBN: 9781907774133.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2011. Legends of people, myths of state. Violence, Intolerance, and Political Culture in Sri Lanka and Australia. Berghahn Books. 446 sider. ISBN: 978-0-85745-436-2.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Eriksen, Annelin; Telle, Kari G. 2010. Contemporary religiosities. Emergent socialites and the post-nation state. Berghahn Books. 221 sider. ISBN: 978-0-8574-5130-9.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Bertelsen, Bjørn Enge; Bertelsen, Bjørn Enge. 2009. Crisis of the state. War and social upheaval. Berghahn Books. 364 sider. ISBN: 978-1-84545-583-5.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2005. Oligarchs and Oligopolies. Berghahn Books. 116 sider. ISBN: 1-84545-174-0.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2005. The Retreat of the Social: The Rise and Rise of Reductionism. Berghahn Books. 125 sider. ISBN: 1-84545-175-9.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Hobart, Angela. 2005. Aesthetics in Performance: Formations of Symbolic Construction and Experience. Berghahn Books. 239 sider. ISBN: 1-57181-567-8.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2004. The World Trade Center and Global Crisis: Some Critical Perspectives. Berghahn Books. 94 sider. ISBN: 1-84545-000-0.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2004. State, Sovereignty, War: Civil Violence in Emerging Global Realities. Berghahn Books. 176 sider. ISBN: 1-84545-022-1.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Papigny, Georges. 2002. Tovil:Exorcismes therapeutiques bouddhistes. 144 sider. ISBN: 2-907653-81-4.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1997. The Feast of the Sorcerer: Practices of Consciousness and Power.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1992. A Celebration of Demons: Exorcism and the Aesthetics of Healing in Sri Lanka. - 2nd. edition.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1988. Legends of People, Myths of State: Violence, Intolerance and Political Culture in Sri Lanka and Australia.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1987. Power, Process and Transformation: Essays in Memory of Max Gluckman (Special Issue 22).
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1983. A Celebration of Demons: Exorcism and the Aesthetics of Healing in Sri Lanka.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1979. The Power of Ritual (Special Issue 1)(Republished 1980).
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1976. Transaction and Meaning: Directions in the Anthropology of Exchange and Symbolic Behavior (Association of Social Anthropology Monograph Series).
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1972. Strategy and Transaction in an African Factory.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1967. Cooperation, Leadership and Village Structure: a Study of Ten Bisa Villages of the Bangweulu Swanmps, Zambia.
Tidsskriftartikler
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2019. Crisis and communitas: Victor Turner and social process. Anthropology Today. doi: 10.1111/1467-8322.12525
  • Holbraad, Martin; Green, Sarah; Corsin Jimenez, Alberto; Das, Veena; Bird-David, Nurit; Kohn, Eduardo; Hage, Ghassan; Bear, Laura; Knox, Hannah; Kapferer, Bruce. 2018. What is analysis? Between theory, ethnography, and method. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. 62: 1-30. doi: 10.3167/sa.2018.620103
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2018. From the Outside In. Anthropology as a Dialectic of Unsettlement. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. 62: 27-30. doi: 10.3167
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2018. Anthropology at risk. Anthropology Today. 34: 1-2. doi: 10.1111/1467-8322.12469
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Gold, Marina. 2018. A Nail in the Coffin. Arena Magazine. 152.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2017. Ideas on Populism. Arena Magazine. 146. 31-34.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Gold, Marina. 2017. The Cuckoo in the Nest. Arena Magazine. 151: 31-34.
  • Rio, Knut; Kapferer, Bruce. 2017. Er populisme udemokratisk? Morgenbladet. 18. 30-30. Publisert 2017-05-12.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2016. Comment on Joel Robbins "What is the matter with transcendence? On the place of religion in the new anthropology of ethics". Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 22: 790-795. doi: 10.1111/1467-9655.12494_4
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2016. Brexit and Remain: A pox on all their houses. Focaalblog. Publisert 2016-08-19.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2016. The Trump Reality. Arena Magazine: The Australian Magazine of Left Political, Social and Cultural Commentary. 145. 18-31.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2014. Back to the future. Descola’s neostructuralism. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. 4: 389-400. doi: 10.14318/hau4.3.026
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2014. A Note on Gluckman’s 1930s Fieldwork in Natal. History in Africa. 41: 147-154. doi: 10.1017/hia.2014.14
  • Bertelsen, Bjørn Enge; Kapferer, Bruce. 2013. How to approach the state in anthropology? A response to Thomas Blom Hansen. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 24: 137-139.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2013. How anthropologists think: configurations of the exotic. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 19: 813-836. doi: 10.1111/1467-9655.12066
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2013. Ritual Practice and Anthropological Theory inReligion and Society: Advances in Research. Religion and Society: Advances in Research. 3-11.
  • Austin-Broos, Diane; Bastin, Rohan; Kapferer, Bruce; Merlan, Francesca; Morris, Barry; Peterson, Nicolas; Vaarzon-Morel, Petronella; Trigger, David. 2012. Responses to David Trigger's Article Anthropology Pure and Profane: The Politics of Applied Research in Aboriginal Australia (previous issue). Anthropological Forum: a journal of social anthropology and comparative sociology. 22: 67-93. doi: 10.1080/00664677.2012.652588
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2011. Strathern's new comparative anthropology: thoughts from Hagen and Zambia. Common Knowledge. 17: 104-110. doi: 10.1215/0961754X-2010-041
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2010. Comment [til Pnina Werbners artikkel 'Notes from a Small Place: Anthropological Blues in the Face of Global Terror']. Current Anthropology. 51: 211-212.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2010. Beyond Ritual as Performance. Towards Ritual as Dynamics and Virtuality. Paragrana. Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie. 19: 231-249. doi: 10.1524/para.2010.0036
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2010. The aporia of power. Crisis and the emergence of the corporate state. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. 54: 125-151. doi: 10.3167/sa.2010.540108
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Meinert, Lotte. 2010. In the event. Towards an anthropology of generic moments. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. 54: 1-30.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Eriksen, Annelin; Telle, Kari G. 2009. Religiosities toward a Future-in Pursuit of the New Millennium. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. 53: 1-16. doi: 10.3167/sa.2009.530101
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2008. Comment: Interrogating the new-pluralist orthodoxy in American Anthropology A new ethnography of the state? Dialectical Anthropology. 32: 93-95.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2008. Beyond Symbolic Representation: Victor Turner and Variations on the Themes of Ritual Process and Liminality. Suomen Antropologi. 33: 5-24.
  • Hirsch, E; Kapferer, Bruce; Martin, E; Tsing, A. 2007. 'Anthropologists Are Talking' about anthropology after globalisation. Ethnos. 72. doi: 10.1080/00144840701219577
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2007. Anthropology and the dialectic of enlightenment: A discourse on the definition and ideals of a threatened discipline. The Australian Journal of Anthropology. 18: 72-96.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2005. In positions to do great Damage: A comment on the Cushman, Denich, Hayden and Wilson debate Anthropological Theory Vol.5(4): 577-581. Anthropological Theory. 5: 577-581.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2005. New Formations of Power, the oligarchic corporate state and anthropological discourse. Anthropological Theory. 5: 285-299.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2004. Democracy, Wild Sovereignties and The New Leviathan. Bulletin of the Royal Institute of Inter-Faith Studies. 6: 23-38.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2003. Gluckman og Manchester-Skolen i social-antropogiens historie. Jordens Folk. 38: 11-149.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2003. The Australian Society of the State. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. 47: 80-107.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2003. Injustice, Suffering and the State: Sorcery and renewal in Contemporary Sri Lanka. Bulletin of the Royal Institute of Inter-Faith Studies. 5. 25 sider.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2002. Foundation and Empire (with apologies to Isaac Asimov): A Consideration of Hardt and Negri's Empire. A Review Article. Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology. 46: 167-179.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2002. Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Culture of the State. Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society. 27: 4-23.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2001. Sorcery and the Shapes of Globalization. Disjunctions and Continuities- the case of Sri Lanka. Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society. 26: 4-28.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2001. Anthropology. The paradox of the secular. Social Anthropology. 9: 341-344.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2001. Star Wars. About anthropology, culture and globalisation. Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society. 26: 2-29.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2001. Ethnic Nationalism and the Discourses of Violence in Sri Lanka. Communal Plural. 9: 33-67.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2001. Globalization, The State and Civil Violence in Sri Lanka. Bulletin of the Royal Institute of Inter-Faith Studies. 3: 59-111.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2001. Comment on "Random Mind: Towards an Appreciation of Openness in Individual, Society and Anthropology" by Nigel Rapport. The Australian Journal of Anthropology. 12: 212-214.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2000. The Sorcery of Consciousness: A Sinhala Buddhist Ritual Dicourse on the Dynamics of Consciousness. Communication and Cognition. 33: 97-120.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2000. Sexuality and the Art of Seduction in Sinhala Exorcism. Ethnos. 65:1: 5-32.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2000. Star Wars: About Anthropology, Cultue and Globalization. The Australian Journal of Anthropology. 1-25.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1978. Structural Marginality and the Urban Social Order. Urban Anthropology. 7.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1977. First Class to Maradana: Secular Drama in Sinhalese Healing Rites. Secular Ritual.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1976. Transactional Models Reconsidered. Transaction and Meaning.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Aronoff, M.J. 1976. Conflict and Contradiction in a Zambian Mining Community. Conflict and Contradiction: Essays in Honour of Max Gluckman.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1975. Entertaining Demons: Comedy, Interaction and Meaning in a Sinhalese Healing Ritual. Modern Ceylon Studies (Reprinted in Social Analysis Special Issue 1, 1979). 6.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Boissevain, Jeremy; Mitchell, J. Clyde. 1973. Social network and conjugal role in urban Zambia: towards a reformulation of the Bott hypothesis. Network Analysis: Studies in Human Interaction.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Handelman, Don. 1972. Forms of Joking Activity: A Comparative Approach. American Anthropologist. 74: 3.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Garbett, G.K. 1971. Theoretical orientations in the study of labour migration. New Atlantis. 3.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Michell, J.C. 1969. Norms and the manipulation of relationships in a work context. Social Networks in Urban Situations (Manchester University Press, Manchester).
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 1966. The Population of a Zambian Municipal Township. Communication I (Institute for Social Research, Lusaka). 35pp.
Bokkapitler
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2018. Crises of power and the state in global realities. Kapittel, sider 1-22. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce. 2018. State, Resistance, Transformation: Anthropological Perspectives on the Dynamics of Power in Contemporary Global Realities. Sean Kingston Publishing. 372 sider. ISBN: 978-1-907774-50-8.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; De Silva-Wijeyeratne, Roshan. 2018. Buddhist cosmological forms and the situation of total terror in Sri Lanka’s ethnic civil war. Kap 8. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce. 2018. State, Resistance, Transformation: Anthropological Perspectives on the Dynamics of Power in Contemporary Global Realities. Sean Kingston Publishing. 372 sider. ISBN: 978-1-907774-50-8.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Gold, Marina. 2018. Afterword. Kapittel, sider 201-210. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce; Gold, Marina. 2018. Moral Anthropology: A Critique. Berghahn Books. 170 sider. ISBN: 978-1-78533-868-7.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Gold, Marina. 2018. Introduction: Reconceptualizing the Discipline. Kapittel, sider 1-24. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce; Gold, Marina. 2018. Moral Anthropology: A Critique. Berghahn Books. 170 sider. ISBN: 978-1-78533-868-7.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios. 2016. Afterword: Lessons of the Exotic. Kapittel, sider 137-145. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce; Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios. 2016. Against Exoticism. Toward the Transcendence of Relativism and Universalism in Anthropology. Berghahn Books. 154 sider. ISBN: 978-1-78533-370-5.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios. 2016. Introduction: Against Exoticism. Kapittel, sider 1-23. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce; Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios. 2016. Against Exoticism. Toward the Transcendence of Relativism and Universalism in Anthropology. Berghahn Books. 154 sider. ISBN: 978-1-78533-370-5.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2015. Introduction. In the Event—toward an Anthropology of Generic Moments. Chapter, sider 1-28. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce; Meinert, L. 2015. In the event. Toward an anthropology of generic moments. Berghahn Books. 186 sider. ISBN: 978-1-78238-889-0.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2015. When Is a Joke Not a Joke? The Paradox of Egalitarianism. Kapittel, sider 93-114. I:
    • Zagato, Alessandro. 2015. The Event of Charlie Hebdo. Imaginaries of Freedom and Control. Berghahn Books. 114 sider. ISBN: 978-1-78533-075-9.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2014. Cosmology and the mythic in Kubrick’s 2001: the imaginary in the aesthetic of cinema. Kapittel, sider 278-309. I:
    • Abramson, Allen; Holbraad, Martin. 2014. Framing cosmologies. The anthropology of worlds. Manchester University Press. 336 sider. ISBN: 978-0-7190-9599-3.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2013. Montage and Time, Deleuze, Cinema and a Buddhist Sorcery Rite. Kapittel 1, sider 1-25. I:
    • Suhr, Christian; Willerslev, Rane. 2013. Transcultural montage. Berghahn Books. 326 sider. ISBN: 978-0-85745-964-0.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2013. The Cosmic Vortex and Don Handelman's Anthropological Vision: A Personal View. Chapter 1, sider 1-22. I:
    • Handelman, Don. 2013. One God, Two Goddesses, Three Studies of South Indian Cosmology. Brill Academic Publishers. 217 sider. ISBN: 9789004256156.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Taylor, Christopher C. 2012. Forces in the Production of the State. Kapittel, sider 1-19. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce; Hobart, Angela. 2012. Contesting the State: The Dynamics of Resistance and Control. Sean Kingston Publishing. 308 sider. ISBN: 9781907774133.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Wijeratne, R. 2012. Post-War Realities in Sri Lanka: From the Crime of War to the Crime of Peace in Sri Lanka. Kapittel, sider 147-160. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce; Hobart, Angela. 2012. Contesting the State: The Dynamics of Resistance and Control. Sean Kingston Publishing. 308 sider. ISBN: 9781907774133.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2010. Louis Dumont and a holist anthropology. Kapittel, sider 187-208. I:
    • Otto, Ton; Bubandt, Nils. 2010. Experiments in holism : theory and practice in contemporary anthropology. Wiley-Blackwell. 326 sider. ISBN: 978-1-4443-3323-7.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2010. From the Crime of War to the Crime of Peace. Kapittel, sider 182-191. I:
    • Pararajasingham, Ana. 2010. Sri Lanka: 60 Years of 'Independence' and Beyond. 622 sider. ISBN: 978-3-9523172-5-9.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Telle, Kari G; Eriksen, Annelin. 2010. Introduction. Religiosities toward a future. In pursuit of the new millennium. Introduksjon, sider 1-16. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce; Eriksen, Annelin; Telle, Kari G. 2010. Contemporary religiosities. Emergent socialites and the post-nation state. Berghahn Books. 221 sider. ISBN: 978-0-8574-5130-9.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Bertelsen, Bjørn Enge. 2009. Introduction: The crisis of power and reformations of the state in globalizing realities. Introduction, sider 1-26. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce; Bertelsen, Bjørn Enge; Bertelsen, Bjørn Enge. 2009. Crisis of the state. War and social upheaval. Berghahn Books. 364 sider. ISBN: 978-1-84545-583-5.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2007. Max Gluckman. 15, sider . I:
    • Clark, David S. 2007. Encyclopaedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives. Sage Publications. 679 sider. ISBN: 9780761923879.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2007. Egalitarianism. 5, sider . I:
    • Pringle, K.; Flood, M. 2007. Routledge International Encyclopaedia on Men and Masculinities. Routledge. 547 sider. ISBN: 978-0-415-33343-6.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2007. Cosmologies. Afterword, sider 185-198. I:
    • Lien, Marianne; Melhuus, Marit. 2007. Holding worlds together. Berghahn Books. 267 sider. ISBN: 978-1-84545-250-6.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2007. Afterword. Afterword, sider . I:
    • Lien, Marianne; Melhuus, Marit. 2007. Holding worlds together. Berghahn Books. 267 sider. ISBN: 978-1-84545-250-6.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2006. Mask and Face in Sinhala Exorcism. chapter, sider 72-88. I:
    • Shulman, David; Thiagarajan, Deborah. 2006. Masked Ritual and Performance in South India: Dance, Healing and Possession. University of Michigan Press. 264 sider. ISBN: 978-0-89148-088-4.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2006. Virtuality. Chapter, sider 671-684. I:
    • Stausberg, Michael; Snoek, Jan; Kreinath, Jens. 2006. Theorizing Rituals. Vol. 1: Issues, Topics, Approaches, Concepts. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN: 90-04-15342-X.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2006. Dynamics. Chapter, sider 507-522. I:
    • Stausberg, Michael; Snoek, Jan; Kreinath, Jens. 2006. Theorizing Rituals. Vol. 1: Issues, Topics, Approaches, Concepts. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN: 90-04-15342-X.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Morris, Barry. 2006. Nationalism and Neo-Populism in Australia: Hansonism and the Politics of the New Right in Australia. Chapter, sider 248-268. I:
    • Gingrich, Andre; Banks, Marcus. 2006. Neo-Nationalism in Europe and Beyond: Perspectivs from Social Anthropology. Berghahn Books. 303 sider. ISBN: 1845451899.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2005. Foreword. Forord, sider VII-XI. I:
    • Krohn-Hansen, Christian; Nustad, Knut G. 2005. State formation: anthropological perspectives. Pluto Press. 263 sider. ISBN: 0-7453-2442-8.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2005. Oligarchic Corporations and New State Formations. introduction, sider 1-23. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce. 2005. Oligarchs and Oligopolies. Berghahn Books. 116 sider. ISBN: 1-84545-174-0.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2005. Sorcery and the Beautiful:A Discourse on the Aesthetics of Ritual. 6, sider 129-160. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce; Hobart, Angela. 2005. Aesthetics in Performance: Formations of Symbolic Construction and Experience. Berghahn Books. 239 sider. ISBN: 1-57181-567-8.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2005. The Social Construction of Reductionist Thought and Practice. Introduction, sider 1-18. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce. 2005. The Retreat of the Social: The Rise and Rise of Reductionism. Berghahn Books. 125 sider. ISBN: 1-84545-175-9.
  • Kapferer, Bruce; Hobart, Angela. 2005. Introduction: The Aesthetics of Symbolic Construction and Experience. Introduction, sider 1-22. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce; Hobart, Angela. 2005. Aesthetics in Performance: Formations of Symbolic Construction and Experience. Berghahn Books. 239 sider. ISBN: 1-57181-567-8.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2004. Ethnic Violence and the Nationalism of Destruction in Sri Lanka. Oversiktsartikkel, sider . I:
    • Shelton, Dinah. 2004. Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. Macmillan Publishers Ltd.. 900 sider. ISBN: 0-02-865992-9.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2004. Ritual Dynamics and Virtual Practice: Against Representation and Meaning. Kapittel, sider . I:
    • Handelman, Don; Lindquist, Galina. 2004. Ritual in its own right: Exploring the dynamics of transformation. Berghahn Books. 240 sider. ISBN: 1-84545-051-5.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2003. Sorcery and the Shapes of Globalization, Disjunctions and Continuities. 249-278. I:
    • Friedman, Jonathan. 2003. Globalization, the State, and Violence.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2002. Hatred, Revenge and Sorcery: Reflections on the personalization of violence in contemporary societies. 143-149. I:
    • Aase, Tor Halfdan. 2002. Tournaments of power: Honor and revenge in the contemporary world. Ashgate. 193 sider. ISBN: 0-7546-3181-8.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2002. Outside All Reason: Magic, Sorcery and Epistemology in Anthropology. 1-30. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce. 2002. Beyond Rationalism: Rethinking Magic, Witchcraft and Sorcery. Berghahn Books. ISBN: 1-57181-418-3.
  • Kapferer, Bruce. 2002. Sorcery, Modernity and the Constitutive Imaginary: Hybridizing Continuities. 105-128. I:
    • Kapferer, Bruce. 2002. Beyond Rationalism: Rethinking, Magic, Witchcraft and Sorcery. Berghahn Books. ISBN: 1-57181-418-3.

Se fullstendig oversikt over publikasjoner i CRIStin.

Utvalgte publikasjoner

Bøker
2011. Legends of People, Myths of State. Violence, Intolerance and Political Culture in Sri Lanka and Australia. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books. [Revidert utgave med kapitler og kommentarer av blant annet David Rampton, Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Rohan Bastin og Barry Morris.]

1998 [1988]. Legends of People, Myths of State. Violence, Intolerance and Political Culture in Sri Lanka and Australia. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.

1997. The feast of the sorcerer. Practices of Consciousness and Power. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

1991 [1987]. A celebration of demons Exorcism and the Aesthetics of Healing in Sri Lanka. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

1972. Strategy and Transaction in an African Factory. Manchester: Manchester, University Press.

1967. Co-operation, leadership and village structure. A preliminary economic and political study of ten Bisa villages in the northern province of Zambia. Lusaka: University of Zambia.

1966. The Population of a Zambian Municipal Township. Communication I. Lusaka: Institute for Social Research.


Redigerte verk

2012. [med Angela Hobart] Contesting the state. The dynamics of resistance and control. Oxford: Sean Kingston Publishing.

2010. [med Annelin Eriksen og Kari Telle] Contemporary Religiosities. Emergent Socialities and the Post-Nation-State.  New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books.

2009. [with Bjørn Enge Bertelsen] Crisis of the state. War and Social Upheaval. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books.

2005. Oligarchs and Oligopolies. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books.

2005. The Retreat of the Social: The Rise and Rise of Reductionism. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books.

2005. [med Angela Hobart] Aesthetics in Performance: Formations of Symbolic Construction and Experience. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books.

2004. State, Sovereignty, War: Civil Violence in Emerging Global Realities. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books.

2004. The World Trade Center and Global Crisis: Critical Perspectives. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books.

2002. Beyond Rationalism: Rethinking Magic, Witchcraft and Sorcery. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books.

2002. [med Georges Papigny] Tovil. Exorcismes therapeutiques bouddhistes. Paris: Editions DesIris.

1987. Power, process and transformation. Essays in memory of Max Gluckman. Temanummer av Social analysis, 22.

1979. The Power of ritual : transition, transformation and transcendence in ritual practice. Temanummer av Social analysis, 1

1976. Transaction and meaning. Directions in the anthropology of exchange and symbolic behavior. Philadelphia : Institute for the Study of Human Issues.
 

Bokkapitler
2012. [med Christopher Taylor] Introduction: Forces in the production of the state, i Bruce Kapferer og Angela Hobart (red.) Contesting the state. The dynamics of resistance and control. Oxford: Sean Kingston Publishing, pp. 1-19.

2012. [med Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne] Post-war realities in Sri Lanka: From the crime of war to the crime of peace in Sri Lanka?, i Bruce Kapferer og Angela Hobart (red.) Contesting the state. The dynamics of resistance and control. Oxford: Sean Kingston Publishing, pp. 147-160.

2011. Louis Dumont and a holist anthropology, i Ton Otto og Nils Bubandt (red.) Experiments in holism. Theory and practice in contemporary anthropology. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 187-208.

2010. From the crime of war to the crime of peace, i Ana Pararajasingham (red.) Sri Lanka: 60 Years of 'Independence' and Beyond. Emmenbrucke, Switzerland: Centre for Just Peace and Democracy, pp. 182-191.

2009. [med Bjørn Enge Bertelsen] Introduction: The Crisis of Power and Reformations of the State in Globalizing Realities, i Bruce Kapferer og Bjørn Enge Bertelsen (red.) Crisis of the state. War and Social Upheaval. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 1-26.

2008. Afterword: Cosmologies, i Marianne Lien og Marit Melhus (red.) Holding Worlds Together. New York og Oxford: Berghahn, pp 185-198.

2007. Egalitarianism, i Michael Flood et al (red.) International encyclopedia of men and masculinities. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 167-168.

2007. Max Gluckman, i Clark, David Scott (red.) Encyclopedia of Law & Society. American and Global Perspectives. Los Angeles: Sage publications.

2006. Virtuality, i Jens Kreinath, Jan Snoek og Michael Stausberg (red.) Theorizing Rituals, Volume 1: Issues, Topics, Approaches, Concepts. Leiden og Boston: Brill, pp. 671-684.

2006. Dynamics, i Jens Kreinath, Jan Snoek og Michael Stausberg (red.) Theorizing Rituals, Volume 1: Issues, Topics, Approaches, Concepts. Leiden og Boston: Brill, pp. 506-522.

2006. [med Barry Morris] Nationalism and neo-populism in Australia: Hansonism and the politics of the New Right in Australia, i Andre Gingrich og Marcus Banks (red.) Neo-nationalism in Europe and Beyond: Perspectives From Social Anthropology. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 248-270.

2006. Situations, crisis, and the anthropology of the concrete. The contribution of Max Gluckman, i T.M.S. Evens og D. Handelman (red.) The Manchestes school. Practice and ethnographic praxis in anthropology. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 118-155.

2006. Coda. Recollections and refutations, i T.M.S. Evens og D. Handelman (red.) The Manchestes school. Practice and ethnographic praxis in anthropology. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 118-155.

2005. Oligarchic Corporations and New State Formations, i Bruce Kapferer (red.), Oligarchs and Oligopolies. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 1-23

2005. Mask and Face in Sinhala Exorcism, i D. Shulman (red.) Masked Ritual and Performance in South India: Dance, Healing and Possession. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp. 72-88.

2005. Sorcery and the Beautiful. A Discourse on the Aesthetics of Ritual, i Angela Hobart og Bruce Kapferer (red.), Aesthetics in Performance: Formations of Symbolic Construction and Experience. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 129-160.

2005. The Social Construction of Reductionist Thought and Practice, i Bruce Kapferer (red.) The Retreat of the Social: The Rise and Rise of Reductionism. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 1-18.

2005. Foreword, i Christian Krohn-Hansen og Knut Nustad (red.) State Formation: Anthropological Perspectives. London: Pluto Press, pp. vii-xii.

2004. Ritual Dynamics and Virtual Practice. Against Representation and Meaning, i Don Handelman og Galina Lindquist (red.) Ritual in its own right: Exploring the dynamics of transformation. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 35-54.

2004. Introduction. Old permutations, new formations? War, state, and global aggression, i Bruce Kapferer (red.) State, Sovereignty, War: Civil Violence in Emerging Global Realities. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 1-15.

2004. Ethnic Violence and the Nationalism of Destruction in Sri Lanka, i Dinah Shelton (red.) Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. Farmington Hills: Macmillan Reference.

2003. Sorcery, Modernity and the Constitutive Imaginary: Hybridising Continuities, i Bruce Kapferer (red.) Beyond Rationalism: Rethinking Magic, Witchcraft and Sorcery. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 105-128.

2003. Sorcery and the Shapes of Globalization Disjunctions and Continuities: The Case of Sri Lanka, i Jonathan Friedman (red.) Globalization, the State, and Violence. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, pp 249-78.

2002. Hatred, Revenge and Sorcery: Reflections on the personalization of violence in contemporary societies, i Tor Aase (red.) Tournaments of Power: Honor and Revenge in the Contemporary World. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 143-149

2002. Outside All Reason: Magic, Sorcery and Epistemology in Anthropology, i Bruce Kapferer (red.) Beyond Rationalism: Rethinking Magic, Witchcraft and Sorcery. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 1-30.

2002. Sorcery, Modernity and the Constitutive Imaginary: Hybridizing Continuities, i Bruce Kapferer (red.), Beyond Rationalism: Rethinking Magic, Witchcraft and Sorcery. New York og Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 105-128.

1996. Remythologizing discourses. State and insurrectionary violence in Sri Lanka, i D. Apter (red.) Legitimation of violence. London: Routledge, pp. 159-188.

1995. Bureaucratic erasure: identity, resistance and violence : aborigines and a discourse of autonomy in a North Queensland town, i Daniel Miller (red.) Worlds apart. Modernity through the prism of the local. London: Routledge, pp. 69-90.

1995. From the edge of death. Sorcery and the motion of consciousness, i A. Cohen og N. Rapport (red.) Questions of consciousness. London: Routledge, pp. 134-152.

1995. The performance of categories. Plays of identity in Africa and Australia, i A. Rogers og S. Vertovec (red.) The urban context. Oxford: Berg Press, pp. 55-80.

1988. Performance and the structuring of meaning and experience, i Victor Turner og Edward M. Bruner (red.) The anthropology of experience. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 188-206.

1977. First class to Maradana. Secular drama in Sinhalese writing, i Sally Falk Moore og Barbara G. Myerhoff (red.) Secular ritual. Assen: Van Gorcum, pp. 91-123.

1976. Introduction: Transaction Models Reconsidered, i Bruce Kapferer (ed.) Transaction and Meaning. Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues, pp. 1-22

1976. Conflict and process in a Zambian mine community, i Myron J. Aronoff (red.) Freedom and constraint. Amsterdam: Van Gorcum, pp. 55-82.

1973. Social Network and Conjugal Role in Urban Zambia: Towards a Reformulation of the Bott Hypothesis, i Jeremy Boissevain og J. Clyde Mitchell (red.) Network Analysis. Studies in Human Interaction. The Hague: Mouton.

1969. Norms and the Manipulation of Relationships in a Work Context, i J.C. Mitchell (red.) Social Networks in Urban Situations. Manchester: Manchester University Press.


Tidsskriftartikler
2012. [with Diane Austin-Broos; Bastin, Rohan; Merlan, Francesca; Morris, Barry; Peterson, Nicolas; Vaarzon-Morel, Petronella] Responses to David Trigger's article 'Anthropology Pure and Profane: The Politics of Applied Research in Aboriginal Australia' (previous issue). Anthropological Forum, 22(1):67-93.2011.

Strathern’s new comparative anthropology. Common Knowledge, 17(1): 104-110.

2010. [med Lotte Meinert] In the event. Towards an anthropology of generic moments. Social Analysis, 54(3): 1-30.

2010. The Aporia of Power: Crisis and the Emergence of the Corporate State.  Social Analysis, 54(1): 125-151. 

2009. [med Annelin Eriksen og Kari Telle] Religiosities toward a Future. In Pursuit of the New Millennium. Social analysis, 53(1): 1-16.

2008. Beyond Symbolic representation: Victor Turner and Variations on the Themes of Ritual Process and Liminality. Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society, 33 (4): 5-24.

2008. Comment: Interrogating the new-pluralist orthodoxy in American Anthropology A new ethnography of the state? Dialectical Anthropology, 32 (1-2): 93-95.

2007. Anthropology and the dialectic of enlightenment: A discourse on the definition and ideals of a threatened discipline. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 18 (1): 72-96.

2007. [med E. Hirsch, E. Martin og A. Tsing] 'Anthropologists Are Talking' about anthropology after globalisation. Ethnos, 72(1): 102-126.

2005. New Formations of Power, the Oligarchic-Corporate State, and Anthropological Ideological Discourse. Anthropological Theory, 5(3): 285-299.

2005. In positions to do great Damage. A comment on the Cushman, Denich, Hayden and Wilson debate. Anthropological theory, 5(4): 577-581.

2005. Situations, crisis, and the anthropology of the concrete. The contribution of Max Gluckman. Social analysis, 49(3): 85-133.

2005. Coda. Recollections and refutations. Social analysis, 49(3): 273-283.

2004. Ritual Dynamics and Virtual Practice: Beyond Representation and Meaning. Social Analysis, 48 (2): 33-54.

2004. Democracy, Wild Sovereignties and the New Leviathan. Bulletin of the Royal Institute of Inter-Faith Studies, 6 (2): 23-38.

2003. Injustice, Suffering and the State: Sorcery and renewal in Contemporary Sri Lanka. Bulletin of the Royal Institute of Inter-Faith Studies, 5(2).

2003. The Australian Society of the State. Social analysis, 47(3): 80-107.

2003. Erindring om forgangne tider. Gluckman og Manchester-skolen i social-antropologiens historie. Jordens folk, 38(3): 11-14.

2002. Outside All Reason: Magic, Sorcery and Epistemology in Anthropology. Social Analysis, 46 (3): 1-30.

2002. Sorcery, Modernity and the Constitutive Imaginary: Hybridizing Continuities. Social Analysis, 46 (3): 103-128.

2002. Ethnicity, Nationalism and Culture of the State. The 17th Edvard Westermarck Memorial Lecture. Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society, 27 (2): 2-23.

2002. Foundation and Empire (with apologies to Isaac Asimov): A Consideration of Hardt and Negri's Empire. A Review Article. Social analysis, 46(1): 167-179.

2001. Anthropology. The paradox of the secular. Social Anthropology, 9(3): 341-344.

2001. Comment on "Random Mind: Towards an Appreciation of Openness in Individual, Society and Anthropology" by Nigel Rapport. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 12(2): 212-214.

2001. Ethnic Nationalism and the Discourses of Violence in Sri Lanka. Communal Plural, 9(1): 33-67.

2001. Globalization, The State and Civil Violence in Sri Lanka. Bulletin of the Royal of Inter-Faith Studies, 3(2): 59-111.

2001. Sorcery and the Shapes of Globalization. Disjunctions and Continuities- the case of Sri Lanka. Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society, 26(1): 4-28.

2001. Star Wars. About anthropology, culture and globalisation. Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society, 26(3): 2-29.

2000. Star Wars: About Anthropology, Culture and Globalization. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 11(3): 174-198.

2000. Sexuality and the Art of Seduction in Sinhalese Exorcism. Ethnos, 65 (1): 5-32.

2000. The sorcery of Consciousness: A Sinhala Discourse on the Dynamics of Consciousness". Jnl. Of Communication and Cognition, 33(1-2).

1999. [med Edward F. Fischer, Quetzil E. Castaneda, Quetzil E. Castañeda, Johannes Fabian, Jonathan Friedman, Charles Hale, Richard Handler, Michael Kearney] Cultural Logic and Maya Identity: Rethinking Constructivism and Essentialism [and Comments and Reply]. Current Anthropology, 40(4): 473-499.

1990. [med Jonathan Spencer, Richard Handler, R. S. Khare, Dennis B. McGilvray, Gananath Obeyesekere, Daniel A. Segal og Martin Southwold] Writing Within: Anthropology, Nationalism, and Culture in Sri Lanka [and Comments and Reply]. Current Anthropology, 31(3): 283-300.

1989. Nationalist ideology and a comparative anthropology. Ethnos, 195-234.

1988. The anthropologist as hero. Critique of anthropology, 8(2): 77-104.

1988. Gramsci's Body and a Critical Medical Anthropology. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, N.S. 2(4): 426-432.

1980. [med Don Handelman] Symbolic types, mediation and the transformation of ritual context: Sinhalese demons and Tewa clowns. Semiotica, 30(1-2): 41-72.

1979. Mind, Self, and Other in Demonic Illness: The Negation and Reconstruction of Self. American Ethnologist, 6(1): 110-133.

1979. Introduction: Ritual Process and the Transformation of Context. Social Analysis, 1: 3-19.

1979. Entertaining Demons: Comedy, Interaction and Meaning in a Sinhalese Healing Ritual. Social Analysis, 1:108-152.

1978. Structural marginality and the urban social order. Urban Anthropology, 7(3): 287-320.

1977. [med Thomas J. Scheff, Brenda E. F. Beck, Michael P. Carroll, Arlene Kaplan Daniels, Richard Day, Stephen Fuchs, Jeffrey H. Goldstein, Don Handelman, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Ivan Karp, Aaron Lazare, Philippe Mitrani, Kurt O. Schlesinger, John D. Stoeckle, Jan Van Baal, W. E. A. Van Beek, Thomas Rhys Williams] The Distancing of Emotion in Ritual [and Comments and Reply]. Current Anthropology, 18(3): 483-505.

1972. [med Don Handelman] Forms of Joking Activity: A Comparative Approach. American Anthropologist, 74(3): 484-517.

1971. [med G.K. Garbett] Theoretical orientations in the study of labour migration. New Atlantis, 2: 179-197.


Bokomtaler
1998. Bokomtale. Understanding Witchcraft and Sorcery in Southeast Asia av C. W. Watson og Roy Ellen. American Ethnologist, 25(3): 521-522.

1994. Bokomtale. Buddhism Betrayed? Religion, Politics, and Violence in Sri Lanka av Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah. American Anthropologist, 96(1): 172-174 .

1994. Bokomtale. Cultural Complexity: Studies in the Social Organization of Meaning av Ulf Hannerz. American Anthropologist, 96(2): 460-462.

1993. Bokomtale. The Theater of the Mahābhārata: Terukkūttu Performances in South India av Richard A. Frasca. American Ethnologist, 20(3): 637-638.

1992. Bokomtale. A Sinhala Village in a Time of Trouble: Politics and Change in Rural Sri Lanka av Jonathan Spencer. American Ethnologist, 19(4): 843-844.

1992. Bokomtale. Fusion of the Worlds: An Ethnography of Possession among the Songhay of Niger av Paul Stoller. American Ethnologist, 19(4): 845-846.

1985. Bokomtale. The Cult of the Goddess Pattini av Gananath Obeyesekere. American Ethnologist, 12(1): 176-179.

1984. Bokomtale. Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious Experience av Gananath Obeyesekere. American Ethnologist, 11(2): 384-386.

 

Regional: Sri Lanka, India, Sør-Afrika, Zambia, Australia

Tematisk: statsformasjoner, suverenitet, vold, urbanisering, etnisitet, ritualteori, symbolsk handling, antropologisk teoridannelse