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Dr Soumhya Venkatesan - publications

List of publications



  • Venkatesan, S. (2014). Talk and practice: ethics and an individual in contemporary south India.Cambridge Anthropology, 32(2), 26-41. . Publication link: de95557f-9e41-4d4d-9498-16a37626f0ee
  • Venkatesan, S. (2014). Auto-relations: doing cosmology and transforming the self the Saiva way. In Framing cosmologies: : the anthropology of worlds. (pp. 77-94). Manchester: Manchester University Press. . Publication link: a7610b78-a9fb-4e43-a316-0f860b851249


  • Venkatesan, S. (2013). From stone statue to god and back again. In A Companion to Objects and Materials. (pp. 72-81). London: Routledge. . Publication link: 07337544-1d0e-4a23-8a1f-685b5a30c453


  • Venkatesan, S. (2012). Sometimes Similar, Sometimes Dangerously Different: Exploring Resonance, Laminations and Subject-Formation in South India. Ethnos, 77(3), 400-424. DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2011.618272. Publication link: d50233c7-0db3-4e94-8731-dee2c69c32d0
  • Venkatesan, S., & Yarrow, T. (Ed.) (2012). Differentiating Development: Beyond an Anthropology of Critique. Oxford: Berghahn.. Publication link: 587b547a-91f3-4cfb-a287-e6fafb388eab
  • Venkatesan, S., Jensen, M. C. C. B., Leach, J., Pedersen, M. A., & Evans, G. (2012). The task of anthropology is to invent relations: 2011 meeting of the Group for Debates in Anthropological Theory. Critique of Anthropology, 32(1). . Publication link: 5caac540-aeb0-4416-9d19-adf26fb51d61
  • Venkatesan, S., Candea, M., Brun-Jensen, C., Pedersen, M., Leach, J., & Evans, G. (2012). The Task of Anthropology is to Invent Relations. Critique of Anthropology, 32(1). . Publication link: 5ea642bc-d601-401b-9ad0-879c5bc551f8



  • Venkatesan, S. (2010). Apprendre à tisser, tisser pour apprendre ... quoi?Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 16(1), S158-S175. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9655.2010.01615.x. Publication link: b2142acb-5694-4dae-aa0b-42a9b6967a97
  • Venkatesan, S., Harvey, P., & Candea, M. (Ed.) (2010). Faith, reason and the ethics of craftsmanship: creating contingently stable worlds. In The social after Gabriel Tarde: debates and assessments. (pp. 129-142). London: Routledge. . Publication link: 9c4e970c-8a89-48ff-a62c-39adb384796f
  • Carrithers, M., Candea, M., Sykes, K., Holbraad, M., & Venkatesan, S. (2010). Ontology is just another word for culture: Motion tabled at the 2008 meeting of the group for debates in anthropological theory, University of Manchester. Critique of Anthropology, 30(2), 152-200. DOI: 10.1177/0308275X09364070. Publication link: 4f365c99-cce2-4ecb-9944-6ea85d2fe7e0



  • Venkatesan, S., & Bannerjee, M. (Ed.) (2008). Thalaivar amma: The female leader of Paiyur, Tamilnadu. In Muslim Portraits: Everyday Lives in India. (pp. 128-140). Delhi and Bloomington: Yoda Press and Indiana University Press. . Publication link: daba924f-a948-4a27-b8e6-d7d1425341e6


  • Venkatesan, S., & Joseph, S. (Ed.) (2007). Women, Gender and Crafts: India. In Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures. (pp. 11-14). Leiden: Brill. . Publication link: e4f6a224-3ac4-427b-a830-68524599ed44




  • Venkatesan, S. (2002). Production and representation: mat weaving in a South Indian town. Occasional Paper, Centre of South Asian Studies, U. of Cambridge, 3. . Publication link: 961c1be1-6807-4dd5-9f2b-7972ba48380a
  • Venkatesan, S. (Other). (2002). Crafting Culture: Pattamadai mats from South India.. Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Publication link: 16e460ee-7dd2-4938-93e4-bb21ffcd0b59
  • Venkatesan, S. (2002). Crafting Culture: Pattamadai mats from South India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Museum of Archeology and Anthropology.. Publication link: bf6611bd-bd73-4bcc-a8d0-015f12d7aaab