Jeffrey Kaufmann, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Cultural anthropology; ethnography; ethnographic writing; visual anthropology; ecology & environment; livestock raisers; plants; digital pedagogy; Madagascar; Mississippi

 

Books, Edited Volumes

2008 Greening the Great Red Island: Madagascar in Nature and Culture. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA)

2006 New Perspectives on Conservation in Madagascar, guest editor, Conservation and Society 4(2): 179–324

200 1 Emerging Histories in Madagascar, guest editor, Ethnohistory 48(1/2): 3–322

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

2013 “Contrasting Visions of Nature and Landscapes," chapter in an edited volume by Ivan Scales, Oxford: Earthscan

2013 in press “Mobility among Cactus Pastoralists,” final revisions submitted, chapter in an edited volume by Guënther Shlee and Anatoly M. Khazanov, Oxford: Berghahn

2011 “Doubting Modernity for Madagascar’s Cactus Pastoralists,” History in Africa 38: 123–151

2009 “The Sediment of Nomadism,” History in Africa 36: 235–264

2009 “Introduction: The Anthropology of Madagascar’s Environmental Crisis,” Current Conservation 4(2): 10

2009 “Section Summary: Madagascar’s Social-Environments,” Current Conservation 3(2): 11

2009 “The Effects of Immigration and Farming on Forest-Pastures in Southwest Madagascar,” Current Conservation 3(2): 12

2008 “The Nonmodern Constitution of Famines in Madagascar’s Spiny Forests: ‘Water-Food’ Plants, Cattle, and Mahafale Landscape Practice,” Environmental Sciences 5(2): 73–89

2008 “Lemurs and the People Without History.” In Greening the Great Red Island: Madagascar in Nature and Culture. Pp. 3–15. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa

2008 “Agency in a Mahafale Pastoralist Landscape.” In Greening the Great Red Island: Madagascar in Nature and Culture. Pp. 197–217. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa

2008 “Absence of Shade: Deforestation in Mahafale Forest-Pastures,” (with S. Tsirahamba). In Greening the Great Red Island: Madagascar in Nature and Culture. Pp. 179–196. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa

2008 “An Experiment in Lessening Cultural Distance,” (with J. Ratsimbazafy). In Greening the Great Red Island: Madagascar in Nature and Culture. Pp. 33–47. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa

2008 “Saving Nature, Changing Cultures: Andrew Watson on Madagascar’s Environmental Action Plan.” In Greening the Great Red Island: Madagascar in Nature and Culture. Pp. 19–32. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa

2006 “The Sad Opaqueness of the Environmental Crisis in Madagascar,” Conservation and Society 3(2): 179–193

2006 “Forests and Thorns: Conditions of Change Affecting Mahafale Pastoralists of Southwestern Madagascar,” (with S. Tsirahamba) Conservation and Society 4(2): 231–261

2004 “Prickly Pear Cactus and Pastoralism in Southwestern Madagascar,” Ethnology 43(4): 345–361

2003 “Making Kin of Historians and Anthropologists: Fictive Kinship in Fieldwork Methodology,” (with Annie Philippe Rabodoarimiadana) History in Africa 30: 179–194

2003 “Cactus Pastoralism. On Its Origin and Growth in Madagascar,” Michigan Discussions In Anthropology 14: 104–126

2002 “The Informant as Resolute Overseer,” History in Africa 29: 231–255

2002 “On Finding Madagascar Materials: The ELCA Region 3 Archives in Minnesota,” History in Africa 29: 487–496

2001 “Introduction: Recoloring the Red Island,” guest editor’s introduction, Ethnohistory 48(1/2): 3–11

2001 “La question des raketa: Colonial Struggles in Madagascar with Prickly Pear Cactus, 1900–1923,” Ethnohistory 48(1/2): 87–121 [2002 winner of the American Society for Ethnohistory’s Robert F. Heizer Prize for best article in the methodology of ethnohistory]

2000 “Forget the Numbers: The Case of a Madagascar Famine,” History in Africa 27: 143–157

2000 “The Long Walk I.—Anthropology and Pastoral Nomads: An Interview with Anatoly M. Khazanov,” Nomadic Peoples (n.s.) 4(1): 5–22

1999 “Faly aux vazaha: Eugène Bastard, Taboo, and Mahafale Autarky in Southwest Madagascar, 1899,” History in Africa 26: 129–155

1998 “The Cactus Was Our Kin: Pastoralism in the Spiny Desert of Southern Madagascar.” In Changing Nomads in a Changing World,. J. Ginat and A. M. Khazanov, eds. Pp. 124–142. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press

1997 “Archival Research in Antananarivo, Madagascar: The National Archives,” History in Africa 24: 413–429

1995 “Towards a Logic of Ethnodentistry at Antongobe, Southwest Madagascar,” Economic Botany 49(2): 213–222