Curriculum Vitae - African Ethnography


1964 "The Sound of Bells in a Christian Country--In Quest of the Historical Schweitzer."  The Massachusetts Review, Vol. 5, No. 3, spring 1964, pp. 537-562.

1965 "Homage to the Reverend Benjamin Griswold--Class of 1837."  Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, December 1965, pp. 28-30

1966 "Schweitzer and Suicide."  Transition, Vol. 24, February 1966, pp. 8-10.

1961 "Christian Acculturation and Fang Witchcraft."  Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines, Paris, Vol. II, No. 6, pp. 244-277.

1962a "Folklore as an Agent of Nationalism."  Bulletin of the African Studies Association, Vol. V, No. 2, May 1962, pp. 3-7.

1962b "Study of the Bagielli."  Bulletin of the International Committee On Urgent Anthropological and Ethnological Research, No. 5, pp. 50-53.

1963 "The Idea and Symbol of the Saviour in a Gabon Syncretist Cult."  International Review of Missions, Vol. LIII, No. 211, pp. 281-189.

1964b "African Religious Movements, Types and Dynamics."  Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. III, No. 4, pp. 428-446.

1965a "Politics and Prophecy."  Practical Anthropology, Vol. 12, pp. 71-75.

1965b "Symbolic Consensus in a Fang Reformative Cult."  American Anthropologist, Vol.  67, No. 4, August 1965, pp. 902-927.

1966a "Unbelievably Subtle Words--Representation and Integration in the Sermons of an African Reformative Cult."  Journal of History of Religions, Vol. 6, No. 1, August 1966, pp. 43-69.

1966b "Revitalized Words from the Parrot's Egg and the Bull Who Crashes in the Krall."  Proceedings of the American Ethnological Society for 1966, pp. 53-64.

1966c "Principles of Opposition and Vitality in Fang Aesthetics."  The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. XXV, No. 1, fall 1966, pp. 53-64.

1966d "Folklore as an Agent of Nationalism."  Reprint in Social Change:  The Colonial Situation, I. Wallerstein, ed., pp. 585-591.  New York:  John Wiley and Sons.

1967a Divinations, Confessions, Testimonies--Confrontations with the Social Superstructure Among Durban Africans.  Occasional Papers of the Institute for Social Research, University of Natal, winter-spring 1967, pp. 10-14.

1967b "The Shaka Complex."  Transition (Kampala), No. 29, spring 1967, pp. 10-14.

1967c "La Notion et le symbole du Sauveur dans unce culte syncretiste gabonaise."  Reprint in Flambeau, Vol. 16, Yaounde, Cameroun.

1968b "Principles of Opposition and Vitality in Fang Aesthetics."  Reprint in Morton H. Fried, Readings in Anthropology, 2nd edition, New York.

1968c "African Religious Development."  Reprint of "African Religious Movements:  Types and Dynamics," in P.J.M. McEwan, ed., Africa from Early Times to 1000.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

1969a "Filial Piety and Power:  Psychosocial Dynamics in the Legends of Shaka and Sundiata."  Science and Psychoanalysis, Vol. XIV, pp. 47-60.

1969b Microcosmogeny and Modernization in African Religious MovementsOccasional Papers, Center for Developing Area Studies, McGill University, 35 pp.

1969c "African Independent Christianity, Its Study and Its Future."  Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. IV, No. 2, pp. 132-147.

1969d "Guides to Everyday Life."  Africa Report, Vol. 14, No. 6, p. 78.

1969e "African Religious Movements."  Reprint in The Sociology of Religion, Roland Robertson, ed., pp. 384-406.  Baltimore:  Penguin.

1969f "African Religious Movements--Confluents of Inquiry."  Expanding Horizons in African Studies, Proceedings of the Twentieth Anniversary Conference, Gwendolyn Carter, ed., pp. 27-45.  Evanston:  Northwestern University Press.

1969g "Preying Among Priests and Prophets:  Oral Data in the Study of Religion."  Journal of the Folklore Institute, Vol. 6, Nos. 2-3, August-December 1969, pp. 200-217.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Press.

1970a "The Exposition and Imposition of Order:  Artistic Expression in Fang Culture," in Sociology of Art and Literature, M.C. Albrecht, M.C. Barnett and Mason Griff, eds.  New York:  Praeger.

1970b "The Affirmation of Things Past: Alar Ayong and Bwiti as Movements of Protest in Central and Northern Gabon," in Protest and Power in Black Africa, Robert I. Rotberg and Ali A. Mazrui, eds., pp. 427-457.  New York:  Oxford University Press.

1970c Rededication and Prophetism in Ghana, Monograph on the Apostle's Revelation Society, in Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines, Paris, Vol. X, No. 2, June 1970, pp. 228-305.

1971a "Principles of Opposition and Vitality in Fang Aesthetics."  Reprint in Art and Aesthetics in Primitive Societies, Carol F. Jopling, ed., pp. 356-373.  New York:  E.P. Hutton (paper).

1971b "Zulu Zionism."  Natural History, Vol. 80, No. 6, June-July 1971, pp. 44-51.

1971c "Bantu Brotherhood:  Symmetry, Socialization and Ultimate Choice in Two Bantu Cultures," in Kinship and Culture, Proceedings of the 1966 Wenner-Gren Conference, Francis L.K. Hsu, ed., pp. 339-366.  Chicago:  Aldine.

1972b "Fang Representations Under Acculturation," in Africa and the West:  Intellectual Responses to European Culture, Philip D. Curtin, ed., pp. 3-48.  Madison:  University of Wisconsin Press.

1972c "Tabernanthe Iboga:  Narcotic Ecstasis and the Work of the Ancestors," in Flesh of the Gods:  The Ritual Use of Hallucinogens, Peter T. Furst, ed., pp. 237-260.  New York:  Praeger.

1972d "Equatorial Excursions--The Folklore of Narcotic Inspired Visions in an African Religious Movement," in African Folklore, Richard M. Dorson, ed., pp. 341-361.  Garden City:  Doubleday and Co.  (Text accompanying article:  "Gabon:  Fang Visions" collected by J.W. Fernandez, pp. 511-521)

1973a "The Precincts of the Prophet:  A Day with Johannes Galilee Shembe."  Journal of Religion in Africa, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 23-53, 1973.

1973b "Zulu Zionism."  Reprinted in Man's Many Ways, Natural History Reader in Anthropology, Richard A. Gould, ed., pp. 326-335.  New York:  Harper and Row.

1973c "The Exposition and Imposition of Order:  Artistic Expression in Fang Culture."  The Traditional Artist in African Societies, Proceedings of the 1965 SSRC-ACLS Lake Tahoe Conference, Warren d'Azavedo, ed., pp. 194-220.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Press.

1973e RECORD:  Music from an Equatorial Microcosm:  Fang Bwiti Music (with Mbiri Selections).  Recorded and annotated by J.W. Fernandez, Ethnic Folkways Records, FE--4214 (New York, Folkways Records).

1975a "The Ethnic Communion:  Inter-Ethnic Recruitment in African Religious Movements."  Journal of African Studies, Vol. 2, pp. 131-147.

1976b "Dance Exchange in Western Equatorial Africa."  CORD Dance Exchange Journal, Vol. VIII/1, fall-winter 1975-76, pp. 1-7.

1976e (with R.L. Fernandez) "Fang Reliquary Art:  Its Quantities and Qualities," in Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines, Vol. XV, No. 60, spring 1976, pp. 723-746.

1977a Fang ArchitectonicsOccasional Papers, Institute for the Study of Human Issues, Philadelphia, fall 1976, 38 pp.

1977g "African Cultural Transformations," Items (Social Science Research Council), Vol. 31, Nos. 1-2, March-June 1977, pp. 10-14.

1978a "African Religious Movements:  The Worst or the Best of All Possible Microcosms."  Issue:  A Quarterly Journal of Africanist Opinion, Vol. VIII, No. 4, winter 1978, pp. 50-52.

1978b "African Religious Movements."  Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. VII, pp. 195-234.

1979a "Africanization, Europeanization, Christianization."  History of Religions, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 284-292.

1979b Foreword to The New Religions of Africa, Bennetta Jules-Rosette, ed., pp. i-iv.  Norwood, New Jersey:  Ablex.

1979d "The Feeling of Architectonic Form:  Residual and Emergent Qualities in Fang Cult and Culture," in The Visual Arts:  Plastic and Graphic, Justine Cordwell, ed., pp. 103-137.  The Hague:  Mouton

1979e "On the Notion of Religious Movement."  Social Research, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 36-62.

1980a "Edification by Puzzlement," in Explorations in African Systems of Thought, Ivan Karp and Charles S. Bird, eds., pp. 44-59.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Press.

1982b Bwiti:  An Ethnography of the Religious Imagination in AfricaPrinceton:  Princeton University Press.  731 pp.  M.J. Herkovits Prize for 1983 of the African Studies Association.

1982e "The Cultural Status of a West African Cult Group:  On the Creation of Culture," in African Religious Groups and Beliefs:  Papers in Honor of William R. Bascom, Simon Ottenberg, ed., pp. 242-260.  Delhi:  Archana Publications.

1983c "Fang Architectonics."  Reprinted in The Princeton Journal:  Thematic Studies in Architecture, Vol. l, Julia Bourke, ed., pp. 68-82.  Princeton:  Princeton Architectural Press.

1984b Foreword to The Language of Secrecy, Beryl L. Bellman.  New Brunswick, New Jersey:  Rutgers University Press.

1984c "Emergence and Convergence in Some African Sacred Places," in Place:  Experience and Symbol, Miles Richardson, ed., pp. 31-42, Vol 24 in Geoscience and Man.  Baton Rouge, Louisiana:  Geoscience Publications, Louisiana State University.

1986c "Location and Direction in African Religious Movements: Some Deictic Contours of Religious Conversion". History of Religions, Vol 25, No. 4. pp. 352-367.

1990b "The Body in Bwiti: Variations on a Theme by Richard Werbner."Journal of Religion in Africa, XX. 1. pp. 92-111.

1991b "Afterword" in African Divination Systems:Ways of Knowing, Philip M. Peek, ed. Bloomington: Univ. of Indiana Press. 1991. pgs. 213-221.

1991d Deborah Durham and J.W. Fernandez, "Tropical Dominions: The Figurative Struggle Over Domains of Belonging and Apartness in Africa" in J.W. Fernandez ed. Beyond Metaphor: The Theory of Tropes in Anthropology. Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press. pgs. 179-208.

1991f "Embodiment and Disembodiment in Bwiti," in Anita Jacobson-Widding (ed), Body and Space: Symbolic Models of Unity and Division in African Cosmology and Experience, Stockholm: Almquist and Wiksell. 1991. pgs. 315-334.

1992a "What it is like to be a Banzie!": On Sharing the Experience of an Equatorial Microcosm," On Sharing Religious Experience, J. D. Gort, H. M. Vroom et al. (eds), Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. pgs. 125-135.

1992b "Architectonic Inquiry: Review Article," Semiotica. Vol 89 (1-3): 215-226.

1992c "The Conditions of Appreciation: Contemplating A Collection of Fang (and Kota) Mobiliary Art," in Kings of Africa: Art and Authority in Central Africa, Erna Beumers and Hans-Joachim Koloss eds. Maastricht: Foundation Kings of Africa. 1992. pgs. 29-32.

1992d "What I learned from "The Parrott's Egg" and "The Bull Who Crashes in the Kraal:" The Senses of Time Binding and Turn Taking in Being With the Other." in Dialectical Anthropology: Essays in Honor of Stanley Diamond. Vol II. The Politics of Culture and Creativity: A Critique of Civilization. Christine Ward Gailey (ed). Gainesville: University of Florida Press, pgs 209-216.

1995b. "Africa" --The New African Corridors of the Field Museum. African Arts Vol. XXXVIII. (2) Spring 1995. pgs. 90-92.

1997b A l'art d'aplegar els propis pensaments. Sinestesia, estetica, i relacions part-conjunt en la cultura,@ (The art of collecting one's thoughts: synesthesia, esthetics and part-whole relations in culture) in Ricardo San Martin Arce (ed), Revista d'Etnologia de Catalunya. Numero 10. Abril. Pgs. 46-59.

1997c An Anthropologist's View of Dechristianization and Secularization,@ in Helmut Lehmann (ed) S@kularisierung, Dechristianisierung, Rechrisianisierung im neuzeitlichen Europa, Gottingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht. Pgs. 67-75.

1998c On Trees of Knowledge of Self and Other in Culture: Models for the Moral Imagination,  in The Social Life of Trees. Laura Rival and Maurice Bloch, eds. London: Berg. Pp. 81-110.