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Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories. Princeton University Press, 2016

  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction

  • Reviews, interviews, and symposium about Ethical Life:

  • Times Literary Supplement
  • European Journal of Sociology
  • Public Books
  • Los Angeles Review of Books: Marginalia
  • Anthropology of this Century
  • Symposium in Hau (at the link, scroll down to the Book Symposium section)
  • Interview for CaMP Anthropology
  • Interview for Critical Realism Network
  • Interview with Webb Keane about Ethical Life
  • To stream radio interviews and a webinar about Ethical Life go to the In the Media tab


    christian_modernsChristian Moderns: Freedom and Fetish in the Mission Encounter. University of California Press, 2007.
    Review in Times Literary Supplement
    Critical discussion of the book on the Immanent Frame blog



    Four Lectures on Ethics: Anthropological Perspectivesby Michael Lambek, Veena Das, Didier Fassin, and Webb Keane. HAU Books and the University of Chicago Press, 2015

    Download “Lecture Three: Varieties of Ethical Stance”


    Handbook of Material Culture. Co-edited with Chris Tilley, Susanne K├╝chler, Michael Rowland, and Patricia Spyer. Sage Press, 2006.
    Table of Contents
    Read the chapter “Subjects and Objects”





    Signs of Recognition: Powers and Hazards of Representation in an Indonesian Society.
    University of California Press, 1997.
    See excerpts from reviews and purchase this book online