This is a bibliography of recommended readings pertinent to psychological anthropology. It was compiled by UCSD Anthropology professor, Dr. Steven Parish, for a garduate-level seminar to introduce students to the field of psychological anthropology. It was designed to introduce the theoretical perspectives and the ethnographic work and methods used in this sub-discipline.
This bibliography does not include a complete list of works by current UCSD psychological anthropology faculty—Thomas J. Csordas, Janis H. Jenkins, and Steven Parish. Jenkins works on such topics as expressed emotion, mental illness, political trauma, subjectivity; Csordas on embodiment, healing and religion, enculturation; Parish on emotion, ethical subjectivity, religion and self, hierarchy, and person-centered ethnography. The founder of the UCSD Dept. of Anthropology, Professor Emeritus Melford Spiro, has worked extensively in this field. Edwin Hutchins in the Dept of Cognitive Science (an alumnae of the Dept of Anthropology) works on socially distributed cognition and cognitive ethnography.