Marilyn Silverman
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Books

2006 An Irish Working Class: Explorations in Political Economy and Hegemony, 1800-1950. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 560 pp. (Paperback reissue; original volume published 2001.)

1995 Merchants and Shopkeepers: An Historical Anthropology of an Irish Market Town, 1200-1986 (with P.H. Gulliver). Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 440 pp.

1986 In the Valley of the Nore: A Social History of Thomastown, County Kilkenny 1840-1983 (with P. H. Gulliver).  Dublin: Geography Publications. 260 pp.

1980 Rich People and Rice:  Factional Politics in Rural Guyana. Leiden:  E.J. Brill. 240 pp.

Edited Volumes

2004 Ethnography and Development – The Work of Richard F. Salisbury. Montreal: Fontanus (McGill-Queen’s) Press. 398 pp.

1995 Walking into the Past [Chinese translation of Approaching the Past]. Taiwan: Rye Field Publishing. 493 pp.

1992 Approaching the Past: Historical Anthropology through Irish Case Studies (with P.H. Gulliver). New York: Columbia University Press. 428 pp.

1978 A House Divided?  Anthropological Studies of Factionalism (with R.F. Salisbury). St. John’s: Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University. 248 pp.

Refereed Journal Articles

2006 “Common Sense”, “Governmentality” and the Evolution of the Irish Free State: A Case from County Kilkenny, 1850-1925. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 12: 109-27 (with P.H. Gulliver).

2000 Custom, Courts and Class Formation: Constructing the Hegemonic Process through the Petty Sessions of a Southeastern Irish Parish, 1828-1884. American Ethnologist 27(2):1-31.

1997 Historical Verities and Verifiable History: Locality-Based Ethnography and the Great Famine in Southeastern Ireland. Europaea 3(2):141-170 (with P.H. Gulliver).

1996 Inside Historical Anthropology: Scale Reduction and Context. FOCAAL Journal for Anthropology 26/27:149-58. Special Issue – Historical Anthropology: The Unwaged Debate. Invited papers only (with P.H. Gulliver).

1993 Hucksters and Petty Retailers in Thomastown, 1880-1945. Old Kilkenny Review 4(5):1094-1100 (with P.H. Gulliver).

1992 From Kilkenny to the Sea – by River, Canal, Tram or Rail? The Politics of Transport in the Early Nineteenth Century. Old Kilkenny Review 4(4):988-1011.

1991 The Probate Court Papers for County Kilkenny: 1858-1883, Part II. Old Kilkenny Review 4(3):900-915.

1991 Amongst “Our Selves”: A Colonial Encounter in Canadian Academia. Critique of Anthropology 11(4):381-400.

1989 Doing Local History in County Kilkenny: An Index to the Probate Court Papers, 1858-1883. Old Kilkenny Review 4(1):625-149.

1987 Agrarian Processes within “Plantation Economies”: Cases from Guyana and Coastal Ecuador. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 24:4 (20 pp.)

1979 Dependency, Mediation and Class Formation in Rural Guyana. American Ethnologist 6(3):466–490.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

2006 How Custom Became a Crime on the River Nore: Cot Fishing at Bennetsbridge in 1895. In William Murphy (ed.), In The Shadow of the Steeple IX. Duchas-Tullaherin Parish Heritage Society, pp. 66-85.

2005 Historical Anthropology through Local-level Research. In Donald Kalb (ed.), Critical Junctions: Anthropology and History beyond the Cultural Turn. London: Berghahn, pp.152-167.

2004 In Memoriam et Ad Futuram: The Anthropology of Richard F. Salisbury. In Marilyn Silverman (ed.), Ethnography and Development: The Work of Richard F. Salisbury. Montreal: Fontanus (McGill-Queen’s) Press, pp.1-9.

Political Anthropology: Systems, Transaction and Regions. In Marilyn Silverman (ed.), Ethnography and Development: The Work of Richard F. Salisbury. Montreal: Fontanus (McGill-Queen’s) Press, pp.91-106.

Biographies of P.H. Gulliver and Richard F. Salisbury. In Vered Amit (ed.), Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology. London: Routledge, pp.213-5 and 441-2.


2003 “One Continual Warfare”: Law and Confrontation on the Shee Estate, 1839-44. In William Murphy (ed.), In the Shadow of the Steeple VIII. Duchas-Tullaherin Parish Heritage Society, pp.39-62.

Everyday Ethics: A Personal Journey in Rural Ireland, 1980-2001. In Pat Caplan (ed.), The Ethics of Anthropology: Debates and Dilemmas. London: Routledge, pp.115-132.

2001 The Borough of Thomastown in Irish History, 1520-1652. In William Murphy (ed.), In The Shadow of the Steeple VII. Duchas-Tullaherin Parish Heritage Society, pp 4-29.

1998 Thomas Fitzanthony’s Borough: Medieval Thomastown in Irish History, 1171-1555. In William Murphy (ed.), In the Shadow of the Steeple VI. Duchas-Tullaherin Parish Heritage Society, pp.49-74.

1995 The “Inhabitants” vs. the Sovereign: An Historical Ethnography of the Making of the 'Middle Class' in an Irish Corporate Borough, 1840-1. In Pat Caplan (ed.), Understanding Disputes: The Politics of Argument. London: Berg, pp.111-136.

Preface: A Dedication to P.H. Gulliver (with Pat Caplan). In Pat Caplan (ed.), Understanding Disputes: The Politics of Argument. London: Berg, pp.vii-xvi.

1994 A Tragedy from 1871: A Study of Stigma, Poverty and Alienation. In William Murphy (ed.), In the Shadow of the Steeple IV. Duchas-Tullaherin Parish Heritage Society, pp.25-38.

1993 An Urban Place in Rural Ireland, 1841-1989: An Historical Ethnography of Domination. In Chris Curtin, Hastings Donnan and Thomas Wilson (eds.), Irish Urban Cultures. Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies Press, pp.203-225.

1992 The Voices of Conflict: The Inland Salmon Fishery of the River Nore, 1911, in William Murphy (ed.). In the Shadow of the Steeple III. Duchas-Tullaherin Parish Heritage Society, pp.66-80.

Historical Anthropology and the Ethnographic Tradition: A Personal, Historical and Intellectual Account (with P.H. Gulliver). In Marilyn Silverman and P.H. Gulliver (eds.), Approaching the Past: Historical Anthropology through Irish Case Studies. New York: Columbia University Press, pp.3-72.

From Fisher to Poacher: Public Right and Private Property in the Salmon Fishery of the River Nore in the Nineteenth Century. In Marilyn Silverman and P.H. Gulliver (eds.), Approaching the Past: Historical Anthropology through Irish Case Studies. New York: Columbia University Press, pp.99-141.

1990 The Non-Agricultural Working Class in Nineteenth Century Thomastown. In William Murphy (ed.), In the Shadow of the Steeple II. Duchas-Tullaherin Parish Heritage Society, pp.86-104.

Social Life and Local Meaning: “Thomastown”, County Kilkenny (with P. H. Gulliver). In W. Nolan and K. Whelan (eds.), County Kilkenny: History and Society. Dublin: Geography Publications, pp.591-615.

1989 “A Labouring Man's Daughter”: Constructing “Respectability” in South Kilkenny. In C. Curtin and T. Wilson (eds.), Ireland from Below: Social Change and Local Communities. Galway: Galway University Press, pp.109-127.

1986 Sub-Regional Variation in Patterns of Class Formation:  Banana Production in Coastal Ecuador. In M. Murmis (ed.), Region, Class and Agrarian Structures in Ecuador, Vol.3. Quito, Ecuador: Corporacíon Editora Nacional. 95 pp.

1980 Plan de Investigacíon para el Análisis de la Producíon Bananera en la Costa Ecuatoriana. In Segundo Encuentro de Historia y Realidad Economíca y Social del Ecuador, Vol. 2. Cuenca: ILDIS, pp. 279-314.

1977 Village Council and Factionalism:  Definitional and Contextual Issues. In M. Silverman and R.F. Salisbury (eds.), A House Divided?  Anthropological Studies of Factionalism. St. John’s: ISER, Memorial University, pp. 66-98.

An Introduction: Factions and the Dialectic (with R. F. Salisbury). In M. Silverman and R.F. Salisbury (eds.), A House Divided?  Anthropological Studies of Factionalism. St. John’s ISER, Memorial University, pp. 1-20.

1976 The Role of Factionalism in Political Encapsulation:  East Indian Villagers in Guyana. In F. Henry (ed.), Ethnicity in the Americas. The Hague: Mouton. 18 pp.

1969 Adolescent Groups and Delinquency in Mackenzie, Guyana. In F. Henry (ed.), McGill Studies in Caribbean Anthropology, Occasional Papers No.5. Montreal:  McGill University Centre for Developing Area Studies. 15 pp.

1968 Bibliography. In H.B.M. Murphy, Mental Hospitalization Patterns in Twelve Canadian Subcultures. Montreal:  McGill University.

 

 

 
   
   
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