Department of Social Anthropology

Prof Peter Gow


Prof Peter Gow

Phone: (01334 46) 2817

Office: 2nd Floor, 71 North Street

Availability: Monday 2 - 4pm


Research on myth, history, kinship, aesthetics. Area Speciality: Amazonia.


See also the PURE research profile.

Selected publications


''Cancao Purus': Nacionalizacao e Tribalizacao no Sudoeste da Amazonia, In: Revista de Antropologia. 49, 1, p. 431-464.

'Forgetting Conversation: The Summer Institute of Linguistics Missionaries in the Piro Lived World' In: The Athropology of Christianity. Cannell, F. (ed.). Duke University Press p. 211-239.


'In Amzonia: A Natural History'. In: American Anthroplogist. 107, p. 304-305.


 'The Ritual Use of Ayahuasca'. In: American Anthroplogist. 106, p. 624-624.


''Ex-Cocama': Indentidades em Trandfomacao na Amazonia Peruana'. In: MANA. 9, 1, p. 57-79. 


'Piro, Apurina and Campa: Social Dissimilation and Assimilation in Southwestern Amazonia'. In: Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia. Hill, J. D. & Santo-Granero, F. (eds.). University of Illinois Press p. 147-170.


An Amazonian Myth ans Its History. Oxford University Press. 338P.


Piro designs: Painting as Meaningful Action in an Amazonian Lived World. In: Journal of the Royal Anthroplogical Institute. 5, 2, p. 229-246.


'Kinship as human consciousness. The Piro Case'. In: MANA. 3, 2, p. 39-65.


'Of Mixed Blood - Kinship and History in Peruvian Amazonia'. Oxford University Press



Research students

Victor Cova, Conrad Feather, Stacy Hope, Lukasz Krokoszynski, Margherita Margiotti, Juan Pablo Sarmiento, Paolo Fortis, Christopher Hewlett, Antonio Reyes Valdez and Mr Sebastian Arze

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