James Peacock

2007 SeasonJames Peacock

James Peacock is a Kenan Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil and recently completed his tenure as Director of UNC's University Center for International Studies. He was president of the American Anthropological Association from 1993 to 1995. In 1995 Peacock was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2002 the American Anthropological Association awarded him the prestigious Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology. His visiting professorships have taken him to Princeton University, Yale University, Oxford University, University of California at San Diego, and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. Dr. Peacock has authored or edited more than fifteen books, including the widely taught overview The Anthropological Lens. His articles, papers, reviews, commentaries, and other writings number in the hundreds.


Grounded Globalism: How the U.S. South Embraces the World (2007)

Identity Matters: Ethnic and Sectarian Conflict (2007)

The American South in a Global World (2005)

Social Origins of Religion (2003)

The Anthropological Lens: Harsh Light, Soft Focus (2002)

Pilgrims of Paradox: Calvinism and Experience Among the Primitive (1989)

Diversities of Gifts: Field Studies in Southern Religion ((1988)

Sea and Land: Cultural and Biological Adaptions in the Southern Coastal Plain (1988)

Rites of Modernization: Symbolic and Social Aspects of Indonesian Proletarian Drama (1987)

Consciousness and Change: Symbolic Anthropology in Evolutionary Perspective (1986)

Human Direction (1980)

Muslim puritans: Reformist psychology in Southeast Asian Islam (1978)

Indonesia an Anthropological Perspective (1973)

Rites of Modernization: Symbolic and Social Aspects of Indonesian Proletarian Drama (1968)