Department of Anthropology
Andrew Walsh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Western Ontario. He has conducted ethnographic research in northern Madagascar since 1992, most recently on the region’s sapphire and ecotourist trades. He is the author of Made in Madagascar: Mining and Minding Natural Wonders on ‘The Real Treasure Island,’ forthcoming from University of Toronto Press in September 2012.
|2010||The Commodification of Fetishes: Telling the Difference between Natural and Synthetic Sapphires. American Ethnologist, 37(1): 98-114.|
|2009||The Grift: Getting Burned in the Northern Malagasy Sapphire Trade. In Economics and Morality: Anthropological Approaches, Kate Brown and Lynne
Milgram (eds), Altamira Press. Pp. 59-76.
|2007||Ethnographic Alchemy: Perspectives on Anthropological Work from Northern Madagascar. In Anthropology Put to Work, Les Field and Richard G. Fox, eds. Oxford: Berg Publishers, pp. 201-216.|
|2006||“Nobody has a money taboo”: Situating Ethics in a Northern Malagasy Sapphire Mining Town. Anthropology Today, 22(4): 4-8.|
|2005||The Obvious Aspects of Ecological Underprivilege in Ankarana, Northern Madagascar. American Anthropologist, 107(4): 654-665.|
|2004||In the Wake of Things: Speculating in and about Sapphires in Northern Madagascar. American Anthropologist, 106(2): 225-237.|
|2003||‘Hot Money’ and Daring Consumption in a Northern Malagasy Mining Town. American Ethnologist, 30(2): 290-305.|
|2002||Saving Souls, Preserving Bodies: Religious Incongruity in a Northern Malagasy Mining Town. Journal of Religion in Africa, 32(3): 366-392.|
|2002||Responsibility, Taboos and the ‘Freedom to do Otherwise’ in Northern Madagascar. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 8(3): 451-468.|
|2001||What makes (the) Antankarana, Antankarana: Reckoning Group Identity in Northern Madagascar. Ethnos, 66(1): 27-48.|