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Professor Richard Fardon FBA

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About this Fellow

Social & Cultural Anthropology, Other Branches West Africa

Website: http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff30924.php

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of West African Anthropology, SOAS, University of London

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in West African and Caribbean Anthropology, Soas, University Of London, 1970
  • Reader in West African Anthropology, Soas, University Of London, 1970
  • Head of the SOAS Doctoral School and Professor of West African Anthropology, Soas, University Of London, 1970
  • Professor of West African Anthropology, Soas, University Of London, 1970
  • Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, 1970
  • Professor of West African Anthropology, Soas, University Of London, 1970

Top picks

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Great Thinkers: Richard Fardon FBA on Mary Douglas FBA

'Purity and Danger' made its author Mary Douglas one of Britain’s most celebrated anthropologists. In this episode Richard Fardon and Henrietta Moore discuss the book’s lasting impact and Douglas’s equally fascinating later work. 20 Jun 2019
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Publications

Raiders and Refugees: Trends in Chamba Political Development 1988

Between God, the Dead and the Wild: Chamba interpretations of Religion and Ritual 1990

Fusions: Masquerades and Thought Style 2007

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Anthropology of Social Media and Digital Anthropology. Anthropological approaches to material culture including clothing and homes; the role of objects in relationships; the process of consumption and the study of commerce and value

Professor Susan Smith

Unequal geographies. The dynamics and integration of housing, mortgage and financial markets; the uneven geographies of credit and investment risks in housing; the uneasy encounter between market mechanisms and an ethic of care

Professor Paul Cloke

Geographies of rural change and nature-society relations; geographies of ethics, with expertise in homelessness, ethical consumption, and the role of faith-based organisations in tackling social exclusion

Professor Patsy Healey

The theory and practice of urban planning and place governance, particularly with respect to strategic spatial planning, and urban regeneration practices; empirical work primarily in Europe (including the UK)