“Black sheep, white sheep and red-heads: a historical sketch of the Shahsavan of Azarbayjan”
Iran 4, 1966

pp. 61-84. (Translated into Persian as “Shahsavan (Qaraqoyunlu-ha, Aqqoyunlu-ha)”, Bar-rasi-ha-ye Tarikhi 3, 1347/1968.)

“Shahsevan in Safavid Persia”
BSOAS 37, 1974

pp. 321-354.

“Durrani”, “Pathan”, “Shahsevan”, and “Nomads and nomadism”
Family of Man, 1975-6

London, Marshall Cavendish.

“Tribal society and its enemies: the latest round in the ‘Great Game’ of Asia”
RAIN 34, 1979-October

pp. 6-7.

“Tribe and state in Iran and Afghanistan”
SSRC Newsletter 42, 1980-November

pp. 13-15.

“Marriage preferences and ethnic relations among Durrani Pashtuns of Afghan Turkestan”
Folk 24, 1982

with Nancy Tapper, pp. 157-177.

“Farmash-weaving among the Shahsevan”
In R. Pinner and W. B. Denny (eds) Oriental Carpet and Textile Studies I, 1985

with Nancy Tapper and Peter Andrews, London, OCTS / Halı, pp. 124-130.

“One hump or two? Hybrid camels and pastoral cultures”
Production Pastorale et Société 16, 1985


“‘Eat this, it’ll do you a power of good’: food and commensality among Durrani Pashtuns”
American Ethnologist 13, 1986

with Nancy Tapper, pp. 62-79. [Link]

“Raiding, reaction and rivalry: the Shahsevan in the Constitutional period”
BSOAS 49, 1986

pp. 508-531.

“Peasant’s pilgrimage: a religious ballad from Afghan Turkistan”
Asian Music 18 (1), 1986

pp. 20-34. [Link]

“The birth of the prophet: ritual and gender in Turkish Islam”
Man (NS) 22, 1987

with Nancy Tapper,pp. 69-92. Turkish translation in Nancy Lindisfarne, Elhamdülillah Laikiz. Cinsiyet, Islam ve Türk Cumhuriyetçiliği, Istanbul, İetişim, 2001. [Link]

“Minorities and the problem of the state”
Third World Quarterly 10 (2), 1988, April

pp. 1027-1041.

“Minorities and the problem of the state”
Third World Quarterly 10 (2), 1988, April

pp. 1027-1041.

“History and identity among the Shahsevan”
Iranian Studies 21 (3-4), 1988

pp. 84-108.

“A marriage with fieldwork”
Anthropological Couples, 1989

with Nancy Tapper, Ilva Ariëns and Ruud Strijp (eds), special issue of Focaal, Tijdschrift voor Antropologie (Nijmegen) 10, pp. 54-60.

“Resettlement: Rural-urban interaction and regional issues”, with discussion and response
International Seminar on Social and Cultural Prospects for Afghanistan, in Tribute to the Memory of Louis Dupree, 1990, December

WUFA (Writers Union of Free Afghanistan) Journal of Afghan Affairs (Peshawar, Pakistan) 5 (4), pp. 11-34.

“Marriage, honour and responsibility: Islamic and local models in the Mediterranean and the Middle East”
slamic Family Law: Ideals and Realities, special issue of Cambridge Anthropology I, 1992

with Nancy Tapper, Ziba Mir-Hosseini (ed), 16 (2), pp. 3-21. [Link]

“Understanding the Kurds”
Times Lit. Supp, 1992, 24 January

pp. 9-10.

“A future for the nomads of Iran? report on a conference in Bakhtiari country, September 1992”
Middle East Events in London (SOAS CNMES), 1992, November

pp. 12-13.

“Confederations, tribal”
Encyclopedia Iranica 6, 1993

pp. 125-128.

“‘Islamic anthropology’ and the ‘anthropology of Islam’”
Anthropological Analysis and Islamic Texts, 1995

Daniel Martin Varisco (ed.), special issue of Anthropological Quarterly 68 (3), pp. 185-93.

Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Volume IX, 1995

Africa and the Middle East, New York, G.K.Hall, pp. 307-310.

Encyclopedia of Islam (new edn) 9, 1996

pp. 221-5.

“Revisiting the Shahsavan”
HALI The International Magazine of Antique Carpet and Textile Art 104, 1999, May-June

Summary by Jeff Spurr of lecture by me, pp. 49, 51, 53, 55.

“What is this thing called ‘Ethnography’?”
Review of entries on Ethnography and Tribes in Encylopedia Iranica, 1998 (1999)

Iranian Studies 31 (3-4), pp. 389-98. [Link]

“Screening Iran: the Cinema as National Forum”
Global Dialogue 3 (2-3), 2001, spring-summer

pp. 120-31

“Anthropology and (the) crisis: Responding to crisis in Afghanistan”
Anthropology Today, 2001, December

pp. 13-16. [Link]

“The New Iranian Cinema: New Cinema? New Iranians?”
ISIM Newsletter 10, 2002

p. 38.

“Correspondence” on pastoralism and transhumance
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.), 2005, December

pp 841-2.

“Who are the Kuchis? Nomad self-identities in Afghanistan”
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.), 2008, March

pp 97-116. [Link]

“Tribe and state in Iran and Afghanistan: an update”
La tribu à l’heure de la globalization, 2009, July-Dec

Pierre Bonte et Yazid Ben Hounet (eds), special issue of Études rurales 184, pp. 33-46.

“Maryam’s story: an ethnographic memoir”
Afghanistan 3/1, 2020

with Nancy Lindisfarne-Tapper, pp. 27-47.