Professor Brian Morris BEd PhD

Staff details

Position Emeritus Professor
Department Anthropology
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Professor Brian Morris BEd PhD

Professor Brian Morris carried out field work among the hunter-gatherer people in South India, about whom he subsequently published a book. He has published books on the anthropology of religion, conceptions of the self and on herbalism in Malawi. In addition, he has also written numerous articles on ethnobotany, ethnozoology, classification, conceptions of the individual, religion, ritual and symbolism, hunter-gatherer societies, herbalism and fungi. He has also carried out fieldwork on a number of occasions in Malawi, most recently researching human-insect interactions.

Publications and research outputs


Morris, Brian. 2015. Anthropology of the Self: The Individual in Cultural Perspective (Anthropology, Culture and Society). Pluto Press. ISBN 978-0745308579

Morris, Brian. 2015. Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism : A Brian Morris Reader. PM Press. ISBN 978-1604860931

Morris, Brian. 2014. Anthropology and the Human Subject. Trafford. ISBN 978-1490731049

Morris, Brian. 2010. Anthropological Studies of Religion: An Introductory Text. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521339919

Morris, Brian. 2009. Wildlife and Landscapes in Malawi: Selected Essays on Natural History. Trafford Publishing. ISBN 978-1425171834

Morris, Brian and Morris, Brian. 2006. Religion and Anthropology: A Critical Introduction. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521852412

Morris, Brian. 2006. History and Conservation of Mammals in Malawi. Kachere Series. ISBN 978-9990876697

Morris, Brian. 2006. Pioneers of Ecological Humanism. Book Guild. ISBN 978-1846247149

Morris, Brian and Morris, Brian. 2004. Insects and Human Life. Berg. ISBN 1845200756

Morris, Brian and Morris, Brian. 2004. Kropotkin: The Politics of Community. Humanity. ISBN 1591021588

Morris, Brian. 2000. The Power of Animals: An Ethnography. Oxford: Berg 3PL. ISBN 978-1859732250

Morris, Brian. 2000. Animals and Ancestors: An Ethnography. London: Bloomsbury 3PL. ISBN 978-1859734865

Morris, Brian. 1997. Chewa Medical Botany (Monographs from the International African Institute). Hamburg: Lit Verlag. ISBN 978-3825826376

Morris, Brian. 1996. Ecology & anarchism. Images. ISBN 978-1897817803

Morris, Brian. 1991. Western Conceptions of the Individual. Berg Publishers. ISBN 978-0854968015

Book Section

Morris, Brian. 2000. 'Wildlife Depredations in Malawi'. In: John Knight, ed. Natural Enemies: People-Wildlife Conflicts in Anthropological Perspective. London: Routledge, pp. 36-49. ISBN 978-0415224413


Morris, Brian. 1998. 'Matriliny and Mother Goddess Religion'. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 13(1), pp. 91-102. ISSN 1353-7903

Morris, Brian. 1995. 'Woodland and Village: Reflections on the "animal estate" in Rural Malawi'. Journal of Royal Anthropological Institute, 1(2), pp. 310-315. ISSN 13590987