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The peoples of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan E. A. E. Stanton

Author:
Stanton, E. A. E  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Physical description:
pages 121-131
Type:
Books
Place:
Sudan
Date:
1903
Topic:
Arabs  Search this
Ethnic groups  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Baggara (African people)  Search this
Dinka (African people)  Search this
Nuba (African people)  Search this
Nuer (African people)  Search this
Shilluk (African people)  Search this
Call number:
VF-- Sudan
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1010766

James Faris papers

Creator:
Faris, James C.  Search this
Extent:
7.67 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Place:
Nuba Mountains (Sudan)
Date:
1960-2014, undated
Summary:
James Faris (1936 – present) is an American cultural anthropologist and epistemologist who received his PhD from Cambridge University in 1966. He conducted fieldwork in the fishing settlement of Cat Harbour, Newfoundland, among the Nuba of Southeastern Kordofan in the Sudan, and among the Navajo in the American Southwest. His research specializations include cognitive anthropology, art and aesthetics, ritual, social organization and reproduction, anthropological linguistics, and visual anthropology and critical theory and representation.

The James Faris Papers, 1960-2014, primarily document his fieldwork with the Nuba peoples of Southeastern Sudan. His papers also include materials related to representation of the Nuba peoples and various controversies in visual anthropology and documentary film that related to Leni Riefenstahl and her filmmaking among the Nuba. During the 1960s Faris was drawn into activism against the Vietnam War while at the University of Connecticut and his papers contain ephemeral materials on radical anthropology and racism from that period. The collection consists of field notes, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, films (including scripts and transcriptions), videos, book and papers drafts, and news and magazine clippings.
Scope and Contents:
The James Faris papers, 1960-2014, undated, primarily document his field research with the Nuba people in South Sudan. It also includes materials related to Leni Riefenstahl and her work with the Nuba, material regarding racism and activism at the University of Connecticut, and writings and notes. The collection consists of field notes, sound recordings, films, videos, film transcriptions and scripts, correspondence, photographs, book and paper drafts, and clippings.

Faris worked with the Nuba people in Sudan from 1966-1969 and again in the 1970s. His materials document their body art and cultural practices before the Nuba were converted to Islam in the 1980s. Over 800 photographic slides record their agriculture, rituals, dance, and personal art in addition to Faris' extensive field notes.
Arrangement:
The James Faris papers are arranged in 4 series: Series 1. Sudan, 1966-2008, undated; Series 2. Materials pertaining to Leni Riefenstahl, 1971-2008; Series 3. University of Connecticut, 1969-1992, undated; Series 4. Writings, conference files, and other materials, 1960-2014, undated.
Biographical note:
Chronology

1936 November 1 -- Born in Durango, Colorado

1958 -- B.S. in Chemistry from the University of New Mexico

1959-1960 -- Archaeological field research, New Mexico (6 months)

1962-1964, 1972 -- Ethnological field research, Newfoundland (17 months)

1965 -- Lecturer, University of Maryland (overseas)

1966 -- Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

1966 -- Assistant Professor, McGill University

1966-1969 -- Lecturer, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

1966-1969, 1977, 1979, 1980 -- Ethnological field research, Kordofan , Sudan (20 months)

1969-1978 -- Associate Professor, University of Connecticut

1978-1979 -- Visiting Professor, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

1978-1995 -- Professor, University of Connecticut

1983-1988 -- Ethnological field research, New Mexico/Arizona (18 months)

1990-1993 -- Ethnological field research, Greater Southwest (8 months)

1995 July 1-Present -- Emeritus Professor, University of Connecticut

James Chester Faris is an ethnographic anthropologist whose research specializations include social anthropology, social organization and production, cognitive studies, aesthetics and art, population, materialist perspectives, anthropological critique, textuality, anthropological linguistics, and photographic analysis and critique. He completed field research in Newfoundland, Sudan, New Mexico, Arizona, and the Greater Southwest.

Faris was trained at Cambridge as an anthropologist and spent the majority of his academic career teaching at the University of Connecticut. He also spent time as a lecturer and visiting professor at the University of Khartoum in Sudan. In this time he conducted his field research on the Southeast Nuba of Southern Kordofan Province.

Faris became an Emeritus Professor at the University of Connecticut in 1995 and currently lives in New Mexico.
Separated Materials:
Film, video, and related sound materials have been transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA/NAFC), accession number 2017-004, but are described in this finding aid in Series 1.5 (Films and related materials).
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by James Faris in 2016.
Restrictions:
The James Faris papers are open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Nuba (African people)  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Citation:
James Faris papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2016-36
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2016-36
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Afrique orientale : nobles pasteurs des savanes brulées et du plus grand marecage du monde

Author:
Bernard, Patrick 1956-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Sudan
Omo River Valley (Ethiopia and Kenya)
Date:
1984
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Toposa  Search this
Hamar (Central Sudanic style)  Search this
Call number:
GN378 .B45 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_558834

Two fighting tribes of the Sudan / photographs by Ernest B. Schoedsack

Author:
Cooper, Merian C  Search this
Schoedsack, Ernest B. 1893-1979  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sudan
Date:
1929
Topic:
Mail (Metal fabric)  Search this
Messiria  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
G1 .N27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_559291

The love of the body : Ousmane Sow and beauty

Title:
Ousmane Sow and beauty
Author:
Plas, Els van der  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Sow, Ousmane 1935-2016  Search this
Riefenstahl, Leni  Search this
Type:
Articles
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
Call number:
BH221.A353 A35
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_831140

The Nuba proper of southern Kordofan

Author:
Hawkesworth, D  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sudan
Kordofan
Date:
1932
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Death  Search this
Women, Nuba  Search this
Tribal government  Search this
Justice, Administration of  Search this
Call number:
DT118 .S943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838218

Village of the Nubas / George Rodger

Author:
Rodger, George  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 112 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Kordofan (Sudan)
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DT159.6.N83 R6913 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_714687

Some notes on the religion of the Nyimang

Author:
Kronenberg, Andreas  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sudan
Date:
1959
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Bulls--Religious aspects  Search this
Taboo  Search this
Call number:
DT129 .K97
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_751074

The Nuba : still standing / by Karen E. Lange ; photographs by Meredith Davenport

Author:
Lange, Karen E  Search this
Davenport, Meredith  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2003
Call number:
G1 .N27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_752856

Seeing and Otherness : Leni Riefenstahl's ethnographic photography

Title:
Leni Riefenstahl's ethnographic photography
Author:
Gates, Lisa Marie  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Riefenstahl, Leni Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Sudan
Date:
1996
Topic:
Ethnographic photography  Search this
Photography in ethnology  Search this
Call number:
PT149.A35 G38 1996a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_756457

Die Nuba (Sudan)

Author:
Iten, Oswald 1950-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1980
Call number:
GN645 .S35X 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_685278

Two Nuba religions : an essay in comparison / S. F. Nadel

Author:
Nadel, S. F (Siegfried Frederick) 1903-1956  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1967
1955
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Call number:
GN470 .M48 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_691512

Two Nuba religions : an essay in comparison

Author:
Nadel, S. F (Siegfried Frederick) 1903-1956  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1955
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Call number:
GN1 .A5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_692970

Significance of differences in the male and female personal art of the Southeast Nuba

Author:
Faris, James C  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sudan
Nuba Mountains
Date:
1988
Topic:
Body painting  Search this
Nuba scarifications  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Nuba  Search this
Age groups  Search this
Call number:
GT2343 .M37 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_524197

From form to content in the structural study of aesthetic systems

Author:
Faris, James C  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1983
Topic:
Aesthetics, Nuba  Search this
Call number:
N5311 .S8 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_524215

Photography, power and the southern Nuba

Author:
Faris, James C  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Whitfield, F. S. G  Search this
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Sudan
Date:
1992
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Call number:
GN347 .A59 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_526510

A premise for precolonial Nuba history

Author:
Spaulding, Jay  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1987
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
DT19 .H673
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_550283

Dirt, women and men : a study in the Nuba mountains, Sudan / by Ian Hodder

Author:
Hodder, Ian  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Architecture, Nuba  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1982
Topic:
Material culture  Search this
Nuba settlement patterns  Search this
Pottery, Nuba  Search this
Nuba gourd containers  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Nuba  Search this
Nuba designs  Search this
Call number:
GN659.K4 H62
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_595449

Southeast Nuba social relations / James C. Faris

Author:
Faris, James C  Search this
Physical description:
390 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sudan
Date:
1989
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DT155.2.N82 F22 1989
DT155.2.N82 F22 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411173

Die Nuba von Kau / Leni Riefenstahl

Author:
Riefenstahl, Leni  Search this
Physical description:
221 p. : chiefly ill. (all col.) ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Call number:
DT133.N78 R5313n 1991
DT133.N78R5313n 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_419034

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