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Prof Paul Sillitoe - all publications

Authored book

  • Sillitoe, Paul (2017). Built in Niugini: Constructions in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Sean Kingston Publishing.
  • Sillitoe, P. (ed.) (2017). Indigenous knowledge:enhancing its contribution to natural resources management. CABI.
  • Sillitoe, Paul (2017). Made in Niugini: Technology in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Sean Kingston Publishing.
  • Sillitoe, P. (2010). From land to mouth: the agricultural "economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea highlands. New Haven & London: Yale University Press.
  • Sillitoe, P. & Sillitoe, J. (2009). Grass-clearing man a factional ethnography of life in the New Guinea Highlands. Waveland Press.
  • Sillitoe, P. (2003). Managing animals in New Guinea: Preying the Game in the Highlands. London: Routledge.
  • Sillitoe, P. , Stewart, P.J. & Strathern, A. (2002). Horticulture in Papua New Guinea: Case Studies from the Southern and Western Highlands. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh.
  • Sillitoe, P. (1996). A place against time: land and environment in the Papua New Guinea highlands. Amsterdam: Harwood Academic (Gordon & Breach).

Edited book

  • Sillitoe, P. , Bicker, A. & Pottier, J. (2002). Participating in development: approaches to indigenous knowledge. ASA Monographs; 39. London: Routledge.

Chapter in book

  • Sillitoe, Paul (2021). Soil ethnoecology. In Handbook of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge: Global Themes and Practice. Thornton, Thomas F. & Bhagwat, Shonil Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Sillitoe, Paul (2016). The Knowing in Indigenous Knowledge: Alternative Ways to View Development, Largely from a New Guinea Highlands’ Perspective. In Ethnic and Cultural Dimensions of Knowledge. Springer. 8: 129-163.
  • Sillitoe, Paul (2015). Indigenous Knowledge. In The Ashgate Research Companion to Anthropology. Strathern, A & Stewart, P. (eds) Ashgate Publishing. 343-368.
  • Sillitoe, P & Filer, C (2014). What Local People Want with Forests: Ideologies and Attitudes in Papua New Guinea. In Natural Resource Extraction and Indigenous Livelihoods: Development Challenges in an Era of Globalisation. Gilberthorpe, E & Hilson, G Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 201-220.
  • Sillitoe, P. & Alam, M. (2012). ‘Why did the fish cross the road?’ Environmental uncertainty and local knowledge in Bangladesh. In Environmental Uncertainty and Local Knowledge: Southeast Asia as a Laboratory of Global Ecological Change. Hornidge, A-K. & Antweiler, C. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag. 145-183.
  • Sillitoe, P. (2000). Indigenous knowledge development in Bangladesh: Present and future. In London: Intermediate Technology Publications & Dhaka: University Press. 3-20, 145-60, 161-177, 179-195.

Journal Article

  • Sillitoe, Paul (2021). Pigs in Rites: Rights in Pigs: Porcine Values in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Anthropozoologica 56(8): 117-136.
  • Koster, Jeremy, McElreath, Richard, Hill, Kim, Yu, Douglas, Shepard, Glenn, van Vliet, Nathalie, Gurven, Michael, Trumble, Benjamin, Bird, Rebecca Bliege, Bird, Douglas, Codding, Brian, Coad, Lauren, Pacheco-Cobos, Luis, Winterhalder, Bruce, Lupo, Karen, Schmitt, Dave, Sillitoe, Paul, Franzen, Margaret, Alvard, Michael, Venkataraman, Vivek, Kraft, Thomas, Endicott, Kirk, Beckerman, Stephen, Marks, Stuart A., Headland, Thomas, Pangau-Adam, Margaretha, Siren, Anders, Kramer, Karen, Greaves, Russell, Reyes-García, Victoria, Guèze, Maximilien, Duda, Romain, Fernández-Llamazares, Álvaro, Gallois, Sandrine, Napitupulu, Lucentezza, Ellen, Roy, Ziker, John, Nielsen, Martin R., Ready, Elspeth, Healey, Christopher & Ross, Cody (2020). The life history of human foraging: Cross-cultural and individual variation. Science Advances 6(26): eaax9070.
  • Sillitoe, P. (2018). Durham anthropology: a provincial history of a provisional discipline. History and Anthropology 29(2): 233-274.
  • Sillitoe, Paul (2018). Some Challenges of collaborative research with local knowledge. Antropologia Pubblica 4(1): 31-50.
  • Sillitoe, P., Alshawi, A.A. & Al-Amir Hassan, A.K. (2010). Challenges to conservation: land use change and local participation in the Al Reem Biosphere Reserve, West Qatar. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 6(1): 28.
  • Sillitoe, P. (2010). Trust in development: some implications of knowing in indigenous knowledge. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 16(1): 12-30.
  • Sillitoe, P. (1999). Beating the boundaries: land tenure and identity in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Journal of Anthropological Research 55(3): 331-360.
  • Sillitoe, P. (1998). The development of indigenous knowledge: a new applied anthropology. Current Anthropology 39(2): 223-252.

Conference Proceeding

  • Lyon, S.M., Sillitoe, P. & Wilson, R. (2005). Implementation of e-science tools for complex analysis of human-environmental interaction. First International Conference on e-Social Science, Manchester, NCeSS.