Brian Morris (anthropologist)

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Brian Morris (born 1936) is emeritus professor of anthropology at Goldsmiths College at the University of London.[1] He is a specialist on folk taxonomy, ethnobotany and ethnozoology, and on religion and symbolism.[2]

He has carried out fieldwork among South Asian hunter-gatherers and in Malawi. Groups that he has studied include the Ojibwa.[3]


  • Forest Traders: a Socio-economic Study of the Hill Pandaram (1982), Humanities Press
  • Anthropological Studies of Religion (1987), Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-33991-X
  • Bakunin: The Philosophy of Freedom (1993), Black Rose Books, ISBN 1-895431-66-2
  • Anthropology Of The Self: The Individual In Cultural Perspective (1994)
  • The Power Of Animals (1998), Berg
  • Western Conceptions of the Individual 1991, Berg, ISBN 0-85496-698-6
  • Animals and Ancestors: An Ethnography (2000), Berg
  • Insects and Human Life (2004), Berg, ISBN 1-85973-847-8
  • Kropotkin: The Politics of Community (2004), ISBN 978-1-59102-158-2
  • The History and Conservation of Mammals in Malawi (2004), Kachere Series (Zomba), ISBN 99908-76-69-X
  • Religion And Anthropology: A Critical Introduction (2006), Cambridge University Press
  • Ernest Thompson Seton, Founder of the Woodcraft Movement 1860-1946: Apostle of Indian Wisdom and Pioneer Ecologist (2007), Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston), ISBN 0773454748
  • The Anarchist Geographer: An Introduction to the Life of Peter Kropotkin (2012), Genge Press (Minehead)
  • Pionniers of Ecological Humanism (2012), Book Guild Publishing (Brighton), ISBN 978-1-84624-866-5


  1. ^ "Professor Brian Morris BEd PhD". Goldsmiths, University of London. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Professor Brian Morris BEd PhD". Goldsmiths, University of London. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  3. ^ Smith, Sam (December 2006). "Dealing With Myths". Scoop. Retrieved 5 August 2012.