Professor Stephen Lyon’s Publications


Bolognani, M., and S.M. Lyon. (eds) 2011. Pakistan and Its Diaspora: Multidisciplinary Approaches. Pakistan and Its Diaspora: Multidisciplinary Approaches.

Lyon, S. M., & Edgar, I. R. (eds) 2008. Shaping a Nation: An examination of Education in Pakistan. Karachi: Oxford University Press.

Lyon, Stephen M. 2004. An Anthropological Analysis of Local Politics and Patronage in a Pakistani Village. Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press.

Book Chapters

Bolognani, Marta, and Stephen M Lyon. 2011. “Being Pakistani beyond Europe and South Asia.” In Bolognani, M. and Lyon, S.M. (eds) Pakistan and Its Diaspora: Multidisciplinary Approaches, 239–55. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fischer, M., Lyon, S., & Zeitlyn, D. 2008. The Internet and the Future of Social Science Research. In N. Fielding, R. M. Lee, & G. Blank (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Online Research Methods. London: SAGE Publications. Retrieved from

Fischer, Michael D, Stephen M Lyon, and David Zeitlyn. 2017. “Online Environments and the Future of Social Science Research.” In The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, edited by Nigel G Fielding, Raymond M Lee, and Grant Blank, 611–27. London: Sage Publications, Ltd.

Lyon, S. M. 2005. In the shadow of September 11: Multiculturalism and Identity Politics. In T. Abbas (Ed.), Muslim Britain: Communities Under Pressure (pp. 78–91). London: Zed.

Lyon, S.M., and M. Bolognani. 2011. The Mirror Crack’d: Shifting Gazes and the Curse of Truths. In Bolognani, M. and Lyon, S.M. (eds) Pakistan and Its Diaspora: Multidisciplinary Approaches.

Lyon, S. M., & Mughal, M. A. Z. 2019. Cultural Models of Nature and Divinity in a Rain Fed Farming Village of Punjab, Pakistan. In G. Bennardo (Ed.), Cultural Models of Nature Primary Food Producers and Climate Change. Oxford: Routledge.

Journal Special Issues

Bolognani, M., and S. Lyon. 2006. (eds) “Celebrating 20 Years of the Lake District Pakistan Workshop.” Contemporary South Asia 15 (3).

Fischer, M.D., S.M. Lyon, D. Sosna, and D. Henig. (eds) 2013. “Harmonizing Diversity: Tuning Anthropological Research to Complexity.” Social Science Computer Review 31 (1).

Fischer, M. D., Read, D., & Lyon, S. M. (eds) 2005. Special Issue on Culture and Systems. Cybernetics and Systems, 36(8).

Journal Articles

Fischer, M.D., D. Read, and S.M. Lyon. 2005. “Cybernetics and Systems: An International Journal: Introduction.” Cybernetics and Systems 36 (8). 719-734.

Judson, E., S. Bell, H. Bulkeley, G. Powells, and S. Lyon. 2015. “The Co-Construction of Energy Provision and Everyday Practice: Integrating Heat Pumps in Social Housing in England.” Science and Technology Studies 28 (3). URL:

Lyon, Stephen M, Mark A Jamieson, and Michael D Fischer. 2015. “Persistent Cultures: Miskitu Kinship Terminological Fluidity.” Structure and Dynamics: EJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences 8 (1).

Lyon, S. 2004. “Modeling Context in Punjabi Conflict Resolution: Social Organizations as Context Agents.” Cybernetics and Systems 35 (2–3).

Lyon, S.M. 2014. Changing of the Guard. History and Anthropology. 25 (5): 551-552.

Lyon, S.M. 2013. “Networks and Kinship: Formal Models of Alliance, Descent, and Inheritance in a Pakistani Punjabi Village.” Social Science Computer Review 31 (1).

Lyon, S.M. 2010. “Motivation and Justification from Dreams: Muslim Decision-Making Strategies in Punjab, Pakistan.” History and Anthropology 21 (3): 263–76.

Lyon, S.M. 2010. “Genealogy, Kinship, and Knowledge: A Cautionary Note about Causation.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (5).

Lyon, S.M. 2005. “Culture and Information: An Anthropological Examination of Communication in Cultural Domains in Pakistan.” Cybernetics and Systems 36 (8).

Lyon, S.M., and S.S. Magliveras. 2006. “Kinship, Computing, and Anthropology.” Social Science Computer Review 24 (1).

Lyon, Stephen M. 2017. “On Brothers and Sisters: South Asian and Japanese Idea Systems and Their Consequences.” World Cultures 22 (1).

Lyon, Stephen M. 2002. “Local Arbitration and Conflict Deferment in Punjab, Pakistan.” Anthropologie 40 (1): 59–71.

Lyon, Stephen M. 1999. “’Open’ Ethnography and the Internet in the Field: Increased Communications, Feedback, and ‘Usability’ Versus Technical and Ethical Issues.” JASO 30 (1): 51–66.

Lyon, Stephen M, and Michael D Fischer. 2006. “Anthropology and Displacement: Culture, Communication and Computers Applied to a Real World Problem.” Anthropology in Action 13 (3): 40–53.

Lyon, Stephen M, and David Henig. 2013. “Paper as a Serious  Method  of Concern.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 3 (3): 421–25.

Lyon, Stephen M, and Muhammad A Z Mughal. 2017. “Categories and Cultural Models of Nature in Northern Punjab, Pakistan.” World Cultures 22 (2).

Lyon, Stephen M, and Muhammad Aurang Zeb Mughal. 2016. “Ties That Bind:Marital Networks and Politics in Punjab, Pakistan.” Structure and Dynamics: EJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences 9 (2).

Powells, G., S. Bell, E.P. Judson, S.M. Lyon, R. Wardle, K.A. Capova, and H. Bulkeley. 2016. “Fostering Active Network Management through SMEs’ Practises.” Energy Efficiency 9 (3).

Ruiter, J. de, G. Weston, and S.M. Lyon. 2011. “Dunbar’s Number: Group Size and Brain Physiology in Humans Reexamined.” American Anthropologist 113 (4): 557–68.

Encyclopaedia Entries

Fischer, M. D., and S. M. Lyon. 2004. “George Peter Murdock.” In Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology, edited by Vered Amit, 367–69. London: Routledge.

Lyon, S. M. 2019. Conflict and Security. In The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, H. Callan (Ed.). doi:10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea2011