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Scholarly Interest Report
         
George E. Marcus
Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
 
e-mail:marcus@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. (1968) Yale University
  • Ph.D. (1976) Harvard University
 
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Research Areas
 Culture Theory and Comparative Cultural Studies. The ethnography of elite groups, of the emergence of middle-classes cross-culturally, and of intellectuals. Peoples and cultures of Oceania. Contemporary transnational cultural formations.
 
Selected Publications
 Articles
 

with Angela Rivas Gamboa ""Contemporary Cities with Colonial Pasts and Global Futures: Some Aspects of the Relationship Between Governance, Order, and Decent,Secure Life."." in Postcolonial Urbanism: Southeast Asian Cities and Global Processes (2003) : 227-44...

 
 

with Douglas Holmes ""Cultures of Expertise and the Management of Globalization: Toward the Re-functioning of Ethnography."." In Press

 
 

with Michael G. Powell ""From Conspiracy Theories in the Incipient New World Order of the 1990s to Regimes of Transparency Now :A Review Essay on Transparency and Conspiracy: Ethnographies of Suspicion"." Anthropological Quarterly, 76(2) (2003) : 323-34.

 
 

Angela Rivas Gamboa, G.E. Marcus "Some Aspects of the Relations Between Governance, Order, and Decent, Secure Life in Contemporary Cities with Colonial Pasts and Global Future." 

 
 

Diana L. Hill, G.E. Marcus "A Nobreza Portuguesa Contemporanea e o Contexto da Nobreza Europeia." 

 
 

Douglas Holmes, G.E. Marcus "The New Economy in Real Time: Para-Ethnography and the Production of Anthropological Knowledge." SSRC Conference

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Beyond Malinowski and After Writing Culture; on the Future of Cultural Anthropology and the Predicament of Ethnography." Swiss anthropology on-line Journal (2002)

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Intimate Strangers: the Dynamics of (Non) Relations Between the Natural and Human Sciences in the Contemporary US University." Anthropological Quaterly

 
 

G.E. Marcus "On the Problematic Contemporary Reception of Ethnography as the Stimulus for Innovations in Its Forms and Norms in Teaching and Research." AJEC Shifting Grounds

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Some Suggestions for a New Pedagogy in the Training of Ethnographers." Musee d'Ethnographie (2002) In Press

 
 

G.E. Marcus "The J. Paul Getty Trust of Los Angeles, Made-Over: a Visionary Institution in (to) Perpetuity." 

 
 

G.E. Marcus "The Gift and Globalization: A Prolegomenon to the Anthropological Study of Contemporary Finance Capital and Its Mentalities." Gift/Sacrifice Conference (2002)

 
 

G.E. Marcus "The Unbearable Slowness of Being and Anthropologist Now." Xcp # 12

 
 

Michael Fischer, G.E. Marcus "Anthropology, Cultural Critique, and Contemporary Inquiry." Journal on Critical Theory and the Contemporary Middle East (2002) In Press

 
 

Michael Fischer, G.E. Marcus "Mapping the Culture/Cultural Impact of the Multinational Corporation." Multinational Corporation and Global Trends

 
 Books
 

Edited by George Marcus "Zeroing in on the Year 2000: The Final Edition, Late Editions 8." 

 
 

Edited by George Marcus. "Para-site: a Casebook Against Cynical Reason, Late Editions 7." 

 
 

George E. Marcus "Ethnography Through Thick and Thin." 

 
 

George E. Marcus and Michael fischer "Anthropology as Cultural Critique, second edition." 

 
 

George E. Marcus, editor "Critical Anthropology Now: Unexpected Contexts,Shifting Constituencies, and Changing Agendas." 

 
 

George E. Marcus, editor "Paranoia Within Reason: a Casebook of Conspiracy as Explanation." 

 
 

Ed. G.E. Marcus "Critical Anthropology Now: Unexpected Contexts, Shifting Constituencies, and Changing Agendas." 

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Foreword to Cultures of Insecurity: States, Communities and the Production of Danger, edited by Jutta Weldes, Mark Laffey, Hugh Gusterson and Raymond Duvall." 

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Para-sites: Cultural Productions in the Changing Landscapes of Political and Economic Geographies." 

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Paranoia Within Reason: a Casebook of Conspiracy as Explanation at Century's End." 

 
 

G.E. Marcus & Michael Fischer "A New Edition of Anthropology as Cultural Critique." 

 
 Book reviews
 

""Elite Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives"." American AnthropologistIn Press

 
 

""Tongans Overseas: Between Two Shores by Helen Morton Lee."." Journal of the Polynesian SocietyIn Press

 
 Other
 

with Douglas Holmes, . Edited by Melissa Fisher and Douglas Guthrie ""The New Economy In Real Time: Para-Ethnography and the Production of Anthropological Knowledge."." Volume on the New Economy, from an SSRC conferenceIn Press

 
 

with Michael Fischer ""Mapping the Culture/Cultural Impact of the Multinational Corporation."." Multinational Corporation and Global TrendsIn Press

 
 

""The Unbearable Slowness of Being an Anthropologist Now: Notes on a Contemporary Anxiety in the Making of Ethnography."." Xcp, #12 (2003) : 7-20.

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Thinness into Thickness: Circulation of Political Discourse in Contemporary Europe and the Politics od a Changing Ethnographic Method." In Press

 
 

Edited by Clifford Sather and Jukka Siikala "Multi-Sited Research As a Departure From Regulative Ideals of Classic Fieldwork in Anthropology." Departures

 
 

Edited by James Fernandez and Mary Huber "The Predicament of Irony and the Paranoid Style in the Fin-de-Siecle Rationality." Irony, Practice, and the Moral Imagination (2001)

 
 

Edited by Toby Miller "Anthropology and Culture Studies." Blackwell Companion to Cultural Studies (2001)

 
 

Edited by Toby Miller "Anthropology and Culture Studies." Blackwell Companion to Cultural Studies (2001)

 
 

Mark Maguire "Editor of a special issue of the Irish Journal of Anthropology." Dis-ease with Postmodern Anthropology, 5 (2000)

 
 

edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes "Reflexivity in Anthropology." in the new edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2001)

 
 

edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes "Reflexivity in Anthropology." in the new edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2001)

 
 

with Abdel Hernandez "Collaborations: Artists in the Field." Border Crossings: Contemporary Artists and Anthropology (2001)

 
 

"Clifford Geertz by Fred Inglis." Jornal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 7 (1) (2001) : 166-67.

 
 

"From Rapport Under Erasure To the Theater of Comlicit Reflexivities." Qualitative Inquiry, 7 (4) (2001) : 519-28.

 
 

"From Rapport Under Erasure To thye Theater of Complicit Reflexivities." Qualitive Inquiry

 
 

edited by Ian Cook "The Twistings and Turning of Geography and Anthropology in the Winds of Millennial Tradition." Geographical Turn, Cultural Turn (2000) : pp.13-25.

 
 

edited by Joao de Pina Cabral and Antonia Pedroso de Lima "Deep Legacies of Dynastic Subjectivity: the Resonances of a Famous Family Identity in Private and Public Spheres." Berg (2000)

 
 

with Douglas Holmes "Thinness into Thickness: Circulations of Political Discourse in Contemporary Europe and the Politics of a Changing Ethnographic Method." Publication from the LAOIS conference on New Approaches to the Study of Politics

 
 

"How Anthropological Curiosity Consumes Its Own Places of Origin." A French translation reprinted in Ethnologie Francaise, XXX (2000) : pp.147-52.

 
 

Department of Religious Studies, Rice University "The Gift and Globalization: A Prolegomenon to the Anthropological Study of Contemporary Finance Capital and Its Mentalities." Gift/Sacrifice Conference (1999)

 
 

Edited by James Weiner "What is at Stake--and Not--in the Idea and Practice of Multi-Sited Ethnography" in Ethnography In and Of the World System.." Canberra Anthropology, 22 (1999) : 6-14.

 
 

George E. Marcus "How anthropological Curiosity Consumes Its Own Places of Origin." Cultural anthropology, 14 (1999) : 416-22.

 
 

G.E. Marcus "A Report on Two Initiatives in Experiments With Ethnography a Decade After the 'Writing Culture' Critique." Anthropological Journal on European Cultures, 7(1) (1998) : 9-24.

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Book review of After Writing Culture: Epistemology and Praxis in Contemporary Anthropology, edited by Alison James, Jenny Hockey and Andrew Dawson; and Auto/Ethnography: Rewriting the Self and the Social, edited by Deborah Reed-Danahay." American Journal of Sociology (1998)

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Book review of Culture/Contexture: Explorations in Anthropology and Literary Studies, edited by E. Valentine Daniel and Jeffrey M. Peck." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (1998)

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Book review of Meanings of the Market: the Free Market in Western Culture, edited by James Carrier." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (1998)

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Book review of Portrait of a Greek Imagination: an Ethnographic Biography of Andreas Nenedakis by Michael Herzfeld." American Ethnologist (1998)

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Book review of Prehistories of the Future: The Primitivist Project and the Culture of Modernity, edited by Elazar Barkan and Ronald Bush." American Historical Review (December 1997) : 1450-51.

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Censorship in the Heart of Difference: Cultural Property, Indigenous Peoples' Movements, and Challenges to Western Liberal Thought." Censorship and Silencing: Practices of Cultural Regulation (1998) : 221-46.

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Das Geschenk der 'Gabe': Eine personliche Anerkennung fur Marcel Mauss' 'Essai sur le don,' in form eines besonderen Vorworts. ('The Gift of 'The Gift'')." Wegmarken: Eine Bibliothek der Etnologischen Imagination (1998) : 190-97.

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Giving and Taking Voice in the Multi-Sited, Fractured Spaces of Contemporary Ethnographic Inquiry." Who Speaks? The Voice in the Human Sciences (Forthcoming)

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Notes on the Hyperninterest in Questions of Identity in Contemporary Social and Cultural Analysis, With Some Comments on Trends in Latin American Studies." Proceedings from the Conference on Identity in the Andes (Forthcoming)

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Some Strategies For the Design of Contemporary Fieldwork Projects: Advice to New Students." Ethnologia, 6-8 (1997) : 55-64.

 
 

G.E. Marcus "Ta Meta tin Kritiki tis Ethnografias." Recent Trends in Anthropological Theory and Ethnography (1998)

 
 

G.E. Marcus "The Deep Legacies of Dynastic Subjectivity: the Resonances of a Famous Family Identity in Private and Public spheres." Leadership and Succession in Elite Contexts (2000)

 
 

G.E. Marcus "The Inevitability of 'Activism' in the Continuing Pursuit of the Science of Anthropology." Anthropology: Between Science and the Humanities (Forthcoming)

 
 

G.E. Marcus "The Once and Future Ethnographic Archive." History of the Human Sciences, 11(4) (1998) : 1-14.

 
 

G.E. Marcus "The Predicament of Irony and the Paranoid Style in Fin-de-Siecle." Irony, Practice, and the Moral Imagination (Forthcoming)

 
 

G.E. Marcus with Peter Dobkin Hall "'Why Should Men Leave Great Fortunes to Their Children?': Class, Dynasty and Inheritance in America." Economic Wealth and Inheritance in America (1998) : 139-72.

 
 

Marcus, G.E. "That Damn Book." Ethnografica, 2 (1998) : 5-14.

 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

"The Traffic in Art and Anthropology." Modern Conference on Fieldwork in Art and Anthropology, London. (September 26-28, 2003)

 
 Lectures
 

"Anthropology." Central European University, Budapest. (August 2002)

 
 

"Anthropology and the Circulation of Art." University of Cagliari, Sardinia. (October 2002)

 
 

"Distinguished Franz Boas Lecture." Institute for European Ethnology, Humboldt University, Berlin. (June 9, 2003)

 
 

"Lecture to Institute for Cultural Anthropology." Institute for Cultural Anthropology, University of Frankfurt am Main. (June 5, 2003)

 
 

"Traditions of Ethnography in Sociology and Anthropology." American Sociological Association and of the American Anthropological Association, (November 2002)

 
 

"Uses of Reflexivity in Anthropological Research." Meeting of the Swiss Anthropological Society, Neuchatel. (June 2002)

 
 

"--." Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania. (January 2002)

 
 

"Lecture at SSRC Sponsored Conference on Anthropology and Globalization." NTU Campus, Prague. (April 2002)

 
 

"Lecture at the Meeting of the Swiss Anthropological Society." Swiss Anthropological Society, Neuchatel. (June 2002)

 
 

"Lecture in Anthropology." Central European University, Budapest. (August 2002)

 
 

"Lecture on Anthropology and the Circulation of Art." University of Cagliari, Sardinia. (October 2002)

 
 

"Lecture on the Traditions of Ethnography in Sociology and Anthropology." American Sociological Association, (November 2002)

 
 Other
 

"Commentator on the China Inside Out Project." Central European University, Budapest. (August 2002)

 
 

"Commentator, Seminar on Cultures of Censorship, Department of Anthropology ." Harvard University, Harvard University. (May 2, 2003)

 
 

"Discussant at Conference on Cultures of Asian Finance." Law School, Cornell University, Cornell University. (April 26,2003)

 
 

"Address to Student Union." Yale College, Yale University. (February 2002)

 
 

"Commentator of the China Inside Out Project." Central European University, Budapest. (August 2002)

 
 

"Lecture, Anthropology and American Studies Conference." "Urban Ethnography and Radical Politics", New York University. (March, 2001)

 
 

"Lecture, SSRC Workshop on the New Economy." Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life, Emory University. (April, 2001)

 
 

"Seminar, Legal Theory Workshop." Yale Law School, (March, 2001)

 
 

"Seminars." Department of Anthropology, National University of Ireland, Manooth. (January, 2001)

 
 

"Distinguished Lecture." Human Sciences Program, George Washington University, (April 24, 2000)

 
 

"Guest Professor." Department of Social Anthropology, University of Aarhus, Denmark. (September 2000)

 
 

"Lecture." Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine. (April, 2000)

 
 

"Lecture to Department of Anthropology, on Transnationalism and Changes in Ethnographic Method." Yale University, (October, 2000)

 
 

"Lectures in Anthropology and Media Studies." University of Bergen, Norway. (September, 2000)

 
 

"Lectures to Styles of Inquiry symposium." University of Aarhus, Denmark & to University of Copenhagen, Denmark. (September, 2000)

 
 

"Seminar on New Approaches to the Study of Politics in Europe, LAOIS." National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris. (June, 2000)

 
 

"Visiting Professor." Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. (November-December 2000)

 
 

"culture and multinationals." Mapping the Multinationals, Pocantico Confrence Center, ford Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. (October, 1999)

 
 

"keynote lecture." Writing Across the Disciplines, Cornell University. (June, 1999)

 
 

"keynote lecture." interpretation in anthropology at the fin-de-siecle, Syros Island, Greece, conference center of the National Research Council. (July, 1999)

 
 

"keynote lecture." Dis-ease With Post-modern anthropology, Dublin, Ireland (Anthropological association of Ireland). (December, 1999)

 
 

"Commentary on the Work of Filmmaker Susan Mogul." Eye & Thou : Jewish Autobiography in Film and Video, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. (October 1998)

 
 

"Convener and leader of a group from the Department of Anthropology, Rice University, in which the group shared its experiences in its development of a distinctive graduate program with Brazilian colleagues inaugurating a program at UERJ." A seminar on the occasion of the founding of a new doctoral program in the social sciences at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro. (July-August 1998)

 
 

"Keynote Address." New Zealand Anthropological Society, Dunedin, New Zealand. (November 1998)

 
 

"Keynote Address." Keynote Address, University Program in Cultural Studies, University of North Carolina. (October 1998)

 
 

"Lecture." Jacobo Borges Museum, Caracas, Venezuela. (July 1998)

 
 

"Seminar." Department of Anthropology, University of California Berkeley. (August 1998)

 
Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Member, Resource Committee, American Anthropological Association (1999-)

 Working Group Member of the International Institute for Corporate Governance and Accountability, George Washington University (2000-)

 Nominator for the MacArthur Fellows Program, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (2001)

 Member, Planning Commitie, SSRC Program, Information Technology, International Cooperation, and Global Security, San Francisco (November, 2000)

 Working Group Member of the International Institute for Corporate Governance and Accountability, George Washington University (2000)

 Member, Planning Committee, SSRC Program, Information Technology, International Cooperation and Global Security, San Francisco (November 2000)

 member, visiting Committee in the humanities, MIT

 appointed to Resource committee, American anthropological association (1999-)

 member, visiting committee, Critical Theory Unit, University of California, Irvine