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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95
First published in 1939 by Routledge, this classic ethnography portrays the aboriginal woman as she really is - a complex social personality with her own prerogatives, duties, problems, beliefs, rituals and point of view. This groundbreaking and enduring study was researched in North-West Australia between 1935 and 1936 and was written by a woman who... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 37.00
The gens was a key social formation in archaic Rome, yet our understanding of it has been blurred by the myths which it has attracted. The book reconsiders the evidence and compares the ancient sources and modern interpretative models in order to present a new explanation of this important phenomenon. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 105.00
Focuses on market systems and market liberalization in local communities. Divided into 4 parts, this book addresses topics which include the oil industry and the gulf coast, negotiating values in the market, and more. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 54.00
To what degree are families changing throughout the world and what are the implications of family change and psychological aspects of individuals? Using the results of a thirty-nation study, this book seeks to determine similarities and differences in family variables across cultures. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 30.00
A study of the role of clan networks in Central Asia from the early twentieth century through 2004. more...
- Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 26.50
A 'landmark in Australian anthropology' when it first appeared in 1880, this is the first major analysis of Aboriginal social structure, adopting a model today termed 'social Darwinist'. While this theory is now rejected, it exerted tremendous influence on European attitudes for decades. Kamilaroi and Kurnai is of particular relevance to Koories of... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 24.00
Female circumcision or, more precisely, female genital cutting (FGC), remains an important cultural practice in many African countries, often serving as a coming-of-age ritual. It is also a practice that has generated international dispute and continues to be at the center of debates over womens rights, the limits of cultural pluralism,... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95
Ghosts of Memory provides an overview of literature on relatedness and memory and then moves beyond traditional approaches to the subject, exploring the subtle and complex intersections between everyday forms of relatedness in the present and memories of the past. Explores how various subjects are located in personal and familial histories that... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 30.00
No Heavenly Delusion? analyses three movements of communal living, the Kibbutz, the Bruderhof and the Integrierte Gemeinde, all of which can trace their origins to the German Youth Movement of the first part of the twentieth century. The book looks at the alternative societies and economies the movements have created, their interactions with the wider... more...