Geoffrey Samuel: Publications (other than Books)


Articles and Book Chapters

1976

“Songs of Lhasa.” Ethnomusicology, 20:3, pp.407-49.

1978

“Religion in Tibetan Society: A New Approach.” Kailash, 6:1, pp.45-67 and 6:2, pp.99-114.

1982

“Tibet as a Stateless Society and Some Islamic Parallels.” Journal of Asian Studies, 41:2, pp.215-29.

1985

“The Early History of Buddhism in Tibet: An Anthropological Perspective.” In Barbara N. Aziz and Matthew Kapstein (ed), Soundings in Tibetan Civilization. Manohar, Delhi, 1985, pp.383-96.

“Science, Anthropology and Margaret Mead: A Galilean Dialogue.” Search, 16:9-12, pp.251-8.

1986

“Music of the Lhasa Minstrels.” In Jamyang Norbu (ed), Zlos-Gar: Performing Traditions of Tibet. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, India, pp.13-19

1989

“The Body in Buddhist and Hindu Tantra: Some Notes.” Religion, 19, pp.197-210.

1990

“Shamanic and Rational Religion in Fifteenth-Century Tibet.” Acta Orientalia (Budapest) 44(1-2), 113-121.

1991

“Music and Shamanic Power in the Gesar Epic.” In Jamie Kassler (ed), Metaphor: A Musical Dimension, Currency Press, Sydney, pp.89-108.

1992

“Gesar of Ling: the Origins and Meaning of the East Tibetan Epic.” In S. Ihara and Z. Yamaguchi (ed) Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the 5th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Narita, 1989, Narita: Naritasan Shinshoji, pp.711-722.

1993

“Shamanism, Bon and Tibetan Religion.” In C. Ramble and M. Brauen (ed) Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalaya, Zürich: Ethnological Museum of the University of Zürich (Ethnologische Schriften Zürich, ESZ 12). Pp.318-330.

1994

“Introduction.” In Tantra and Everyday Religion, pp.1-13.

“Ge sar of gLing: Shamanic Power and Popular Religion.” In Tantra and Everyday Religion , pp.53-78.

“Tibet and the Southeast Asian Highlands: Rethinking the Intellectual Context of Tibetan Studies.” In P. Kvaerne (ed.) Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the 6th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Fagernes 1992. Oslo: Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture, pp.696-710

1995

“Performance, Vision and Transformation in Shamanic Ritual: Healers, Clients and Societies.” In Tae-gon Kim and Mihály Hoppál (ed.) Shamanism in Performing Arts. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó. (Bibliotheca Shamanistica, vol.1.) Pp.253-62

Western Science and Its Alternatives. Proceedings of a one-day conference held at the University of Newcastle, NSW, September 1994. (Department of Sociology and Anthropology Working Paper No.1.) Edited with assistance from H. Chan and E. Jordan.

1996

“The Gesar Epic of East Tibet.” In J. I. Cabezon and R. Jackson (ed), Tibetan Literature: Studies in Genre. Essays in Honor of Geshe Lhundup Sopa. Ithaca, New York: Snow Lion, pp. 358-67.

1997

“Some Reflections on the Vajrayana and its Shamanic Origins.” In Samten Karmay and Philippe Sagant (eds.), Les habitants du toit du monde. Études recueillies en Hommage à Alexander W. Macdonald par les soins de S.K. et P.S., pp.325-42 . Nanterre: Société d'ethnologie, Université de Paris X. (ISBN 2-901161-49-9; ISSN 0768-164X)

“The Vajrayana in the Context of Himalayan Folk Religion.” In Helmut Krasser, Michael Torsten Much, Ernst Steinkellner and Helmut Tauscher (eds) Tibetan Studies. Proceedings of the 7th Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Graz 1995.Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historisch Klasse. Denkschriften, 256. Band. Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens, Nr.21) Vol.II pp.843-50. (ISBN 3-7001-2657-3)

“Women, Goddesses and Auspiciousness in South Asia.” J. of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies vol.2 no.2 (Nov. 1997), pp.1-23.

1998

“Introduction” (jointly with Richard H. Roberts). In Nature Religion Today, pp.1-7

“Paganism and Tibetan Buddhism: Contemporary Western Religions and the Question of Nature. In Nature Religion Today, pp.123-140

1999

“Religion, Health and Suffering among Contemporary Tibetans.” In John R. Hinnells and Roy Porter (eds) Religion, Health and Suffering, pp.85-110. London and New York: Kegan Paul International.

2000

“The Indus Valley Civilization and Early Tibet.” In Samten G. Karmay and Yasuhiko Nagano (eds), New Horizons in Bon Studies, pp.651-670. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. (Bon Studies, 2.)

2001

“Tibetan Medicine in Contemporary India: Theory and Practice.” In Linda H. Connor and Geoffrey Samuel (eds.), Healing Powers and Modernity: Traditional Medicine, Shamanism, and Science in Asian Societies, pp.247-268. Westport, Connecticut: Bergin and Garvey.

“The Effectiveness of Goddesses: An Interpretation of Discourse about Spirits.” Anthropological Forum vol.11 no.1, pp.73-91.

"The Religious Meaning of Space and Time: South and Southeast Asia and Modern Paganism." International Review of Sociology—Revue Internationale de Sociologie vol.11 no.3 (November 2001), pp.395-418.

2002

“The Epic and Nationalism in Tibet.” In Religion and Biography in China and Tibet, edited by Benjamin Penny. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press.

“Buddhism and the State in Eighth Century Tibet.” In Proceedings of the 9th Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, ed. Henk Blezer et al. Leiden: Brill.


Book Reviews

1980

James Fisher (ed), Himalayan Anthropology. In Mankind, 12:3, pp.257-8.

Sherry Ortner, Sherpas Through Their Rituals. In Man, 15:2, pp.400-1.

1981

Hans Rhodius and John Darling, Walter Spies and Balinese Art; Donald Wilhelm, Emerging Indonesia. In Newcastle Herald, Aug. 22, 1981, p.6.

Donald C. Johansen and Maitland A. Edey, Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind. In Newcastle Herald, Oct. 10, 1981, p.6.

1982

Robert Ekvall, The Lama Knows. In Man, 17:3, pp.568.

1983

Robert Paul, The Tibetan Symbolic World. In Journal of Asian Studies, 42, pp.633-4.

1985

Jane Howard, Margaret Mead. In Newcastle Herald, June 22, 1985

Franz Michael, Rule by Incarnation. In Journal of the Tibet Society, 5, pp.105-7.

1986

Vernon Reynolds and Ralph E.S. Tanner, The Biology of Religion; Richard D. Alexander, Darwinism and Human Affairs. In Mankind, 16:2.

1989

Namkai Norbu, The Crystal and the Way of Light. In Australian J. of Transpersonal Psychology 8,1, pp.90-2.

1990

Brigitte Steinmann, Les Tamangs. In Contributions to Indian Sociology (N.S.) 24,2

1992

Stephen Lansing, Priests and Programmers. In Journal of Asian Studies, 51, pp.711-2

1993

Gisele Krauskopff, Maitres et possedes. In Contributions to Indian Sociology (N.S.) 27,2, pp.320-1.

1995

Silke Herrmann, Kesar-Versionen aus Ladakh. In Asian Folklore Studies. 54,1, pp.159-60.

1996

Gerard Toffin (ed.), Nepal, Past and Present; Gerard Toffin (ed.), The Anthropology of Nepal: From Tradition to Modernity. In Contributions to Indian Sociology (N.S.) 30,2, pp.316-7.

1997

Andras Höfer, A Recitation of the Tamang Shaman in Nepal. In Asian Folklore Studies 56,1, pp.192-4.

1998

Robert Barnett and Shirin Akiner (eds.) Resistance and Reform in Tibet; Ronald D. Schwartz, Circle of Protest. In Asian Studies Review.

1999

Robert Mayer, Phur-pa bcu-gnyis. In Religion 29,4, pp.376-8

Andras Höfer, Tamang Ritual Texts Vol.2, In Asian Folklore Studies 58,2, pp.460-463

2000

Janet Gyatso, Apparitions of the Self. In J. American Academy of Religion 68,3 (September 2000), pp.642-4.

2001

Edward Herbst, Voices in Bali. In Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs 35,1 (Winter 2001), pp.204-6.


Other Items

1981

“Knowledge in Society: An Anthropological Perspective.” Educational Enquiry, 4:1, pp.30-43. [With M. Crick and S. Shortus] “Report of the FAUSA Working Party on Aboriginal Education.” FAUSA, August 1981. Abridged version in Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter, No.12 (September 1981).

1983

“Peaceful Pedagogy.” Radical Education Dossier, No. 19, pp.29-31.

1991

“Response.” [to review essay of Mind, Body and Culture by Arran E. Gare.] In Metascience, pilot issue, 49-50.

1996

“Nature Religion Today: Western Paganism, Shamanism and Esotericism in the 1990s. Conference at the Lake District Campus of Lancaster University, 9th to 13th April 1996.” Religion 26: 373-6.

2001

“The Gesar Epic.” in New Grove¹s Dictionary of Music and Musicians. London and New York: Macmillan.

Comment on Nigel Rapport, “Random Mind,” Australian J. of Anthropology12(2): 214.

“Meditation.” Entry for Oxford Companion To The Body. Oxford University Press


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