Dwight W Read
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., UC Los Angeles 1970 [Mathematics]
Office: 395 Haines Hall
341 Haines Hall - Box 951553
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1553
Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology
Mathematical anthropology, structural logic of kinship terminologies, theory of social organization, cultural evolution, archaeological classification.
(1) Leaf, M. and D. Read. (2012) Empirical Formal Analysis In Anthropology: The New Science (Lanham: Lexington Press)
(2) Read, D. (2012) How Culture Makes Us Human: Primate Social Evolution and the Formation of Human Societies (Walnut Creek: Leftcoast Press)
(3) Read, D. (2007) Artifact Classification: A Conceptual and Methodological Approach (Walnut Creek: Leftcoast Press)
(4) Read, D.; Fischer, M.; Leaf, M. 2013. What are kinship terminologies, and why do we care? A computational approach to analyzing symbolic domains Social Science Computer Review 31(1): 16-44.
(5) Read, D. 2012 Cultural kinship as a computational system: From bottom-up to top-down forms of social organization Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory 18(2):232-253.
(6) Read, D. 2012. Culture: The missing piece in theories of weak and strong reciprocity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2012) 35(1): 35-6. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X11001300.
(7) Read, D. 2011. Mathematical representation of cultural constructs. In A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology, edited by David B. Kronenfeld , Giovanni Bennardo, Victor C. de Munck and Michael D. Fischer. Pp. 229-253. Blackwell: Oxford.
(8) Read, D. 2011. The Logic and Structure of Kinship Terminologies: Implications for Theory and Historical Reconstructions. In Per Hage and the Renaissance in Kinship Studies D. Jones and B. Milkic, editors, pp. 152-172. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
(9) Read, D., D. Lane, and S. van der Leeuw 2009. The Innovation innovation, in Complexity perspectives on innovation and social change. D. Lane, D. Pumain, S. van der Leeuw, G. West Eds. (Springer Verlag, Berlin) pp. 43-84.
(10) Read, D. 2008. Working memory: A cognitive limit to non-human primate recursive thinking prior to hominid evolution. Evolutionary Psychology 6(4):603-638
(11) Read, D. 2008. Formal Explanation of Formal Explanation. Structure and Dynamics 3:1-16 http://repositories.cdlib.org/imbs/socdyn/sdeas/vol3/iss2/art4
(12) Read, D. 2007. Kinship Theory: A Paradigm Shift. Ethnology 46(4):329-364
(13) Bennardo, G. and D. Read 2007. Cognition, Algebra, and Culture in the Tongan Kinship Terminology. Journal of Cognition and Culture 7: 49-88.
(14) Read, D. 2006. Kinship Algebra Expert System (KAES): A Software Implementation of a Cultural Theory Social Science Computer Review 24(1): 43-67
(15) Read, D. (editor) 2004. Special Issue: Cultural Systems. Cybernetics and Systems 35(2-3)
(16) Read, D. 2002. A Multi-Trajectory, Competition Model of Emergent Complexity in Human Social Organization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99 (Suppl 3): 7251-7256.
(17) Read, D. 2001. What is Kinship? In The Cultural Analysis of Kinship: The Legacy of David Schneider and Its Implications for Anthropological Relativism, R. Feinberg and M. Ottenheimer eds. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.
(18) Read, D. 2001. Formal Analysis of Kinship Terminologies and Its Relationship to What Constitutes Kinship. Special Issue of Anthropological Theory, D. Kronenfeld, ed. 1:239-267
(19) Read, D. 1998. Kinship Based Demographic Simulation of Societal Processes. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS/1/1/1.html
(1) NSF Biocomplexity: Emergence of Cooperation From Human-Environmental Interactions in Bali ($1,000,000) (Co-PI with S. Lansing, M. Hammer, J. Kremer, and J. Watkins).
(2)ESRC Formal Relationships Between Ideational and Material Models in Anthropology ($18,500) (with M. Fischer)
(3) Tongan Kinship Project ($2,500) (Consultant; Giovanni Bennardo PI)
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