Anthony Good

Anthony Good is Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. His field research in Tamil Nadu, South India, focused on kinship and life cycle ceremonies, and later on temple Hinduism. More recently he has carried out research in the UK asylum courts, where he also has extensive experience of acting as an expert witness.


https://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/anthony-good

Selected Publications

  • 2017 ‘Law and anthropology: legal pluralism and “lay” decision-making’ in Dawn Watkins & Mandy Burton (eds), Research Methods in Law (2nd edition). London, Routledge: 211-238.
  • 2015 ‘Folk models and the law.’ The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 47(3): 423-437
  • 2009 ‘Cultural evidence in courts of law.’ in Matthew Engelke (ed.), The Objects of Evidence: Anthropological Approaches to the Production of Knowledge. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 44-57.