Professor Adam Kuper

Professor Adam Kuper

Visiting professor

Department of Anthropology

About me

Adam Kuper is a specialist on the ethnography of Southern Africa, and he has written widely on the history and theory of anthropology.


Expertise Details

South Africa; intellectual history of anthropology; kinship; Southern Africa

Selected publications

2009   Incest and Influence: The Private Life of Bourgeois England, Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.  

2005  The Reinvention of Primitive Society, London: Routledge. 2004   (Edited, with Jessica Kuper) The Social Science Encyclopedia, third edition, London: Routledge. 

1999 'Culture': The Anthropologists' Account. Cambridge MA:  Harvard University Press. 

1996 Anthropology and Anthropologists: The Modern British School. Third edition,  London: Routledge.  

1994 The Chosen Primate: Human Nature and Cultural Diversity. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press