Jane E. Goodman
Cultural Anthropologist
Cultural Anthropologist



Articles and Book Chapters

Forthcoming. “Playing with Pedagogy: Theater as Apprenticeship at the Numidya Cultural Association in Oran, Algeria.” Hespéris-Tamuda.

2018. “Embodying Halqa: Algerian Storytelling on a Global Stage.” Africa Today 64 (4):92-112.

2017. “Before the Ruins: Love, Death and the Unmaking of Place in Neoliberalizing Algeria.” American Ethnologist 44 (4):632-645.

2017. Acting with One Voice: Producing Unanimism in Algerian Reformist Theater.” In The Monological Imagination. Matt Tomlinson and Julian Millie, eds. Pp. 171-202. Oxford University Press. (Moderately revised version of 2013b)

2015. “The Man Behind the Curtain: Theatrics of the State in Algeria.” In Global and Local in Algeria and Morocco: The World, the State and the Village. James McDougall and Robert Parks, eds. Pp. 141-65. Routledge. (Reprint of 2013a)

2014. “Citational Practices: Knowledge, Personhood, and Subjectivity.” Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 43: 449-463.

2013a.“The Man Behind the Curtain: Theatrics of the State in Algeria.”  Journal of North African Studies 18(5):779-795.

2013b. “Acting with One Voice: Producing Unanimism in Algerian Reformist Theater.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 55(1): 167-197.

2010. “Berbers on Trial: Human Rights and the ‘Freedom of Association’ in Algeria 1985.” In Berbers and Others: Shifting Parameters of Ethnicity in the Contemporary Maghrib. Susan G. Miller and Katherine E. Hoffman, editors. Pp. 103-125. Indiana University Press.

2009. “Performing ‘Laїcité’: Gender, Agency and Neoliberalism among Algerians in France.” In Politics, Publics, Personhood: Ethnography at the Limits of Neoliberalism. Carol J. Greenhouse, editor. Pp. 195-206. University of Pennsylvania Press.

2008. “From Village to Vinyl: Genealogies of New Kabyle Song.” The Garland Handbook of African Music, 2d edition. Pp. 281-296. Ruth Stone, ed. Pp. Routledge. (Reprinted from Emergences)

2007. “Local Songs, Global Circuits: Berber Culture on a World Stage.” In North African Mosaic: A Cultural Reappraisal of Ethnic and Religious Minorities. Nabil Boudraa and Joseph Krause, editors. Pp. 90-103. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2005. Berber Culture on the World Stage: From Village to Video. Indiana University Press.

2004. “Reinterpreting the Berber Spring: From Rite of Reversal to Site of Convergence.” Journal of North African Studies 9(3):60-82.

2003a.  “From Village to Vinyl: Genealogies of New Kabyle Song.” Emergences: Journal for the Study of Media and Composite Cultures 13(1/2):75-93.

2003b.  The Proverbial Bourdieu: Habitus and the Politics of Representation in the Ethnography of Kabylia. American Anthropologist 105 (4): 782-793.

2002a.  The Half-Lives of Texts: Poetry, Politics, and Ethnography in Kabylia, Algeria. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 12(2):157-188.

2002b.  “Writing Empire, Underwriting Nation: Discursive Histories of Kabyle Berber ‘Oral Texts’.”  American Ethnologist 29(1):86-122.

2002c.  “’Stealing Our Heritage?’:  Women’s Folk Songs, Copyright Law, and the Public Domain in Algeria.”  Africa Today 49(1):84-97.

1998. “Singers, saints, and the construction of postcolonial subjectivities in Algeria.” Ethos  26 (2):204-228.

1996.  “Dancing toward ‘la mixité’:  Berber associations and cultural change in Algeria.”  Middle East Report (MERIP), vol. 26 no. 3: 16-19.