Centre for World Environmental History

Prof Brian Morris


B.Ed  (Sussex University)  PhD.  (LSE)


Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Goldsmiths College, University of London


Foundry  assistant, Akrills Foundry, West Bromwich    1951-1955

Seaman-navigator     (National Service RASC Water Transport) Isle of Wight  1955-1957  

Aluminium moulder, WM Mills Foundry, West Bromwich   1957

Tea Planter, Blantyre and East Africa Ltd. Malawi   1958-1965

Lecturer/ Reader/ Professor in anthropology, Goldsmiths College   1973-2011


Beamis Society (1959),

Honorary Chinese Boy Scout (1961),

Rivers Memorial Medal, Royal Anthropological Institute (2009)



Travel, bird-watching, allotment digging, rambling, protesting, books.



1970       The Orchids of Malawi,  Blantyre Society of Malawi

1982      Forest Traders: A Socio-economic Study of the Hill Pandaram  
             LSE Monographs,  London. Athlone Press                                                                                                                                              

1986      Common Weeds of Malawi  (with E A Banda)  Zomba University of Malawi

1987      Common Mushrooms of Malawi Fungiflori  Oslo University

             Anthropological Studies of Religion  Cambridge University Press

1991      Western Conceptions of the Individual  London, Berg

1993      Bakunin: The Philosophy of Freedom  Montreal, Black Rose Books

1994      Anthropology  of Self:  the Individual in Cultural Perspective.  London, Pluto Press

1996      Ecology and Anarchism: Essays and Reviews on Contemporary Thought.  Malvern Well: Images

             Chewa Medical Botany: A Study of Herbalism in Southern Malawi  International African Institute, Hamburg: Lit

1998      The Power of Animals: An Ethnography.  Oxford: Berg

2000      Animals and Ancestors: An Ethnography. Oxford : Berg

2004      Kropotkin: The Politics of Community. Amherst: Humanity Book

             Insects and Human Life.  Oxford : Berg

2006      Religion and Anthropology: a Critical Introduction   Cambridge University Press.

             The History and Conservation of Mammals in Malawi   Zomba: Kachere

             Richard Jefferies and the Ecological Vision.  Victoria: Trafford Publ.

             Ernest Thompson Seton: Founder of the Woodcraft Movement   Lamper : Edwin Mellen Press

2007     The Anarchist Geographer: an Introduction to the Life of Peter Kropotkin  Minehead : Genge Press 

2008     Wildlife and Landscapes in Malawi. Victoria : Trafford Publ.



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