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- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 35.00
Many philosophers and linguists suggest that names are 'just' labels, but parents internationally are determined to get their children's names 'right'. This book illustrates the intersection of names and naming with current interests in political processes, the relation between bodies and personal identities, ritual, and daily social life. more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2009; US$ 121.95
This innovative reader brings together classic theoretical texts and cutting-edge ethnographic analyses of specific state institutions, practices, and processes and outlines an anthropological framework for rethinking future study of “the state”. Focuses on the institutions, spaces, ideas, practices, and representations that constitute... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00
Kinship has historically been central to the discipline of anthropology but what sort of future does it have? Janet Carsten gives an approachable and original view of the past, present, and future of kinship in anthropology, which will be of interest not just to anthropologists but to social scientists generally. more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 54.99
Offering a comprehensive summary of psychological studies of Arab-Muslim societies, this book examines psychological development through the life-span, describing how traditional patterns appear to be changing in both "modernizing" and "underdeveloping" sectors of Middle Eastern societies. more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 169.99
This study explores the role of aggression in primate social systems and its implications for human behaviour. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 94.95
Intended to be a corrective to the literature on marginality. In addition to theoretical and methodological concerns a major theme for this volume is the combination of both theory and method towards an investigation of issues and problems that emanate from the social structure, and are closely linked to power and domination. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 99.95
The contributions to this series consist of original research papers from an international community of specialists on race and ethnic relations. The purpose of this series is to explore recent theoretical and empirical developments in the field. more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 34.95
What happens when anthropologists lose themselves during fieldwork while attempting to understand divergent cultures? When they stray from rigorous agendas and are forced to confront radically unexpected or unexplained experiences? In Extraordinary Anthropology leading ethnographers from across the globe discuss the importance of the deeply personal... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 99.95
This 25th volume in the "Research in Economic Anthropology" series contains 12 original papers, nine empirical ethnographic studies and three theoretical essays - all linked by a common concern with economic choice in various social and cultural situations, and authored by researchers in anthropology, economics, and sociology. The ethnographic studies... more...