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  • 42:56 1. A map of social theories, 1000-2000 by Alan Macfarlane

    1. A map of social theories, 1000-2000 by Alan Macfarlane

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    Filmed as part of a second year course in social anthropology at Cambridge University in November 2001. For further writings on the social theorists and the background, please see www.alanmacfarlane.comNB. For the chart referred to here, please see:http:/

  • 51:21 2. The Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755), Alan Macfarlane

    2. The Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755), Alan Macfarlane

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    Filmed as part of a second year course in social anthropology at Cambridge University in November 2001. For further writings on the social theorists and the background, please see www.alanmacfarlane.com. Please see the short book Alan Macfarlane, 'Montesq

  • 47:41 3. Adam Smith (1723-1790)

    3. Adam Smith (1723-1790)

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    Filmed as part of a second year course in social anthropology at Cambridge University in November 2001. For further writings on the social theorists and the background, please see www.alanmacfarlane.com Please see the short book Alan Macfarlane, 'Adam Smi

  • 51:49 4. Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)

    4. Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)

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    Filmed as part of a second year course in social anthropology at Cambridge University in November 2001. For further writings on the social theorists and the background, please see www.alanmacfarlane.com Please see the short book Alan Macfarlane, 'Tocquevi

  • 53:41 5. Lecture on Karl Marx (1818-1883)

    5. Lecture on Karl Marx (1818-1883)

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    Lecture to second year undergraduate students at Cambridge University in 2001 by Alan Macfarlane on some aspects of the work of Karl Marx. For the background, downloadble version, readings etc. please see www.alanmacfarlane.comI have disabled the feed-bac

  • 47:05 6. Lecture on Emile Durkheim (1858-1917)

    6. Lecture on Emile Durkheim (1858-1917)

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    Lecture to second year undergraduate students at Cambridge University by Alan Macfarlane in 2001 on some aspects of the work of Emile Durkheim. For the background, downloadble version, readings etc. please see www.alanmacfarlane.comAll revenue is donated

  • 43:02 7. Lecture on Max Weber (1864-1920)

    7. Lecture on Max Weber (1864-1920)

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    Lecture to second year undergraduate students at Cambridge University in 2001 by Alan Macfarlane on some aspects of the work of Max Weber. For the background, downloadble version, readings etc. please see www.alanmacfarlane.com

  • 44:58 8. Lecture on Ernest Gellner (1925-1995)

    8. Lecture on Ernest Gellner (1925-1995)

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    Lecture to second year undergraduate students at Cambridge University in 2001 by Alan Macfarlane on some aspects of the work of the sociologist, anthropologists and philosopher Ernest Gellner. For the background, downloadble version, readings etc. please

  • 49:13 9. Lecture on F.W.Maitland (1850-1906)

    9. Lecture on F.W.Maitland (1850-1906)

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    These lectures were given in November 2001 in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge. They were part of a course on theory and methods in anthropology designed for second year social anthropology undergraduates. They were filmed by

  • 33:16 The Malthusian framework for understanding history

    The Malthusian framework for understanding history

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    first part of three lectures to first year undergraduates at Cambridge given in 2005All revenues to World Oral Literature Project

  • 08:56 A framework for understanding how disease works

    A framework for understanding how disease works

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    The second part of three lectures given to first year Cambridge undergraduates, in 2006. For further context and films, please see www.alanmacfarlane.com

  • 11:59 The modern rise in population - why?

    The modern rise in population - why?

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    The theories of Thomas McKeown and the Sherlock Holmes method of elimination. The third part of three lectures to first year Cambridge undergraduates in 2006All revenues to World Oral Literature Project

  • 36:59 Malaria - effects and causes of decline

    Malaria - effects and causes of decline

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    The fourth part in three lectures to first year Cambridge undergraduates in 2006. For context and further film please see www.alanmacfarlane.com

  • 20:22 Dysentery - dreadful effects of and causes for decline

    Dysentery - dreadful effects of and causes for decline

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    fifth part in three lectures for first-year Cambridge undergraduates. For the context and further film, please see www.alanmacfarlane.comAll revenues to World Oral Literature Project

  • 21:30 What are the effects of war, and has it declined?

    What are the effects of war, and has it declined?

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    The sixth part in three lectures on 'Strategies of survival' for first year Cambridge students. For the context and further film, please see www.alanmacfarlane.com

  • 25:42 Famine - its consequences and causes

    Famine - its consequences and causes

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    The final part of three lectures on 'strategies of survival' for first-year Cambridge students in 2006. For context and further films, please see www.alanmacfarlane.comAll revenues to World Oral Literature Project

  • 38:10 Inroductory Lectures on Economic Anthropology:1

    Inroductory Lectures on Economic Anthropology:1

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    The Production of Wealth. The first of four introductory lectures to first year students at Cambridge by Professor Alan Macfarlane in 2006. For the full series and context, please see www.alanmacfarlane.com under 'Lectures'All revenue donated to World Ora

  • 38:48 An introduction to economic anthropology: 2

    An introduction to economic anthropology: 2

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    An introductory lecture on economic anthropology, distribution of wealth, to first year students at the University of Cambridge, part 2, by Professor Alan Macfarlane. For other lectures and context, please see www.alanmacfarlaneAll revenues donated to Wor

  • 37:03 Economic anthropology: lecture 3

    Economic anthropology: lecture 3

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    The Exchange of Wealth - gifts, reciprocity, commodities, markets, capitalism. For the context and other materials please see www.alanmacfarlane.comAll revenues donated to World Oral Literature Project

  • 41:34 Economic anthropology: lecture 4

    Economic anthropology: lecture 4

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    Consumption, technology and overview. For further information and context, please see www.alanmacfarlane.comAll revenues donated to World Oral Literature Project

  • 38:48 Political anthropology: lecture 1

    Political anthropology: lecture 1

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    Theory in political anthropology and the state. Political systems, state and law, political theory since Aristotle, anthropology and politicsAll revenue is donated to: http://www.oralliterature.org/

  • 42:36 Political anthropology: lecture 2

    Political anthropology: lecture 2

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    Nations, feud and war. Nations and nationalism, identities, organized violence, fueds and war. For further context, please see www.alanmacfarlane.comAll revenues to World Oral Literature Project

  • 40:05 Political anthropology: lecture 3

    Political anthropology: lecture 3

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    Law and conflict resolution. Definitions and functions of law comparative law, status, contract, individual rights, courts, juries, torture. For the context and further materials pleasae see www.alanmacfarlane.comAll revenues donated to World Oral Literat

  • 36:45 Political anthropology: lecture 4

    Political anthropology: lecture 4

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    Enemies and friends of the state. Bandits, mafia, heresy, terrorism, civil society and freedom. Please see www.alanmacfarlane.com for further context.All revenues donated to World Oral Literature Project

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