Department of Anthropology
UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO
THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

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Selected Publications

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Keith F. Otterbein

Professor
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1963

Office: Fillmore, Room 374
Phone: (716) 645-0403
Email: keitho@buffalo.edu

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday: 2:30 - 3:30

Research Interests

Topics: Political Anthropology (law and war), Social Structure (family organization and folk housing)

Areas: Caribbean, West Africa, and American South

Methodologies: Cross-cultural research, Ethnographic research methods

Selected Publications

2004. How War Began. College Station, Texas A & M University Press.

1994. Feuding and Warfare: Selected Works of Keith F. Otterbein. Langhorne, Gordon and Breach.

1986. The Ultimate Coercive Sanction: A Cross Cultural Study of Capital Punishment. New Haven, Human Relations Area Files Press.

1975. Changing House Types in Long Bay Cays: The Evolution of Folk Housing in an Out Island Bahamian Community. HRAFlex Book No. SW1 001. New Haven, Human Relations Area Files Press.

1972/1977. Comparative Cultural Analysis: An Introduction to Anthropology. New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston. (2nd edition 1977 major expansion)

1970/1985/1989. The Evolution of War: A Cross Cultural Study. New Haven, Human Relations Area Files Press. (2nd edition - new Preface and Index; 3rd edition - 2 new Appendices)

1966. The Andros Islanders: A Study of Family Organization in the Bahamas. Lawrence, University of Kansas Press.

Undergraduate Courses Offered

  • APY 217 | Warfare
  • APY 218 | Men, Women, and War
  • APY 401 | History of Anthropology
  • APY 403 | Comparing Cultures Worldwide
  • APY 429 | Anthropology of Architecture

Graduate Courses Offered

  • APY 509
  • APY 581 | Comparing Cultures Worldwide
  • APY 582 | Anthropology of Architecture
  • APY 592
  • APY 661 | History of Anthropology

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