Roy Wagner

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Roy Wagner (1938) is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in symbolic anthropology.


  • The Curse of Souw. Principles of Daribi Clan Definition and Alliance in New Guinea, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967, PDF.
  • The Invention of Culture, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1975; rev. and expanded edition, 1981, PDF.
    • A invenção da Cultura, Sao Paolo: Cosac & Naify, 2010, PDF. (Portuguese)
  • Habu. The Innovation of Meaning in Daribi Religion, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972, PDF.
  • Lethal Speech: Daribi Myth As Symbolic Obviation, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1978.
  • Asiwinarong: Ethos, Image, and Social Power Among the Usen Barok of New Ireland, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1986.
  • Symbols That Stand for Themselves, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986, 1989, PDF.
  • An Anthropology of the Subject Holographic Worldview in New Guinea and Its Meaning and Significance for the World of Anthropology, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001, PDF.
  • Coyote Anthropology, Lincoln [Neb.]: University of Nebraska Press, 2010.