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- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 29.95
The significance that people grant to their affiliations as members of nations, religions, classes, races, ethnicities and genders is evidence of the vital need for a cosmopolitan project that originates in the figure of Anyone ? the universal and yet individual human being. Cosmopolitanism offers an alternative to multiculturalism, a different vision... more...
- Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 29.95
What is it to be human? What are our specifically human attributes, our capacities and liabilities? Such questions gave birth to anthropology as an Enlightenment science. This book argues that it is again appropriate to bring "the human" to the fore, to reclaim the singularity of the word as central to the anthropological endeavor, not on the basis... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95
Power is conventionally regarded as being held by social institutions. We are taught to believe that it is these social structures that determine the environment and circumstances of individual lives. In I Am Dynamite , the anthropologist Nigel Rappaport argues for a different view. Focusing on the lives and works of the writer and Auschwitz survivor... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
Social and Cultural Anthropology: the Key Concepts is an easy to use A-Z guide to the central concepts that students are likely to encounter in this field. Now fully updated, this third edition includes entries on: Material Culture Environment Human Rights Hybridity Alterity Cosmopolitanism Ethnography Applied Anthropology Gender Cybernetics... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95
Transcendent Individual argues for a reappraisal of the place of the individual in anthropolgical theory and ethnographic writing. A wealth of voices illustrate and inform the text, showing ways in which individuals creatively 'write', narrate and animate cultural and social life. This is an anthropology imbued with a liberal morality which is willing... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95
In this ground-breaking book, a theory of ?distortion? - of the way in which the processes of human life are subject to interference, diversion and transformation - is developed by way of the art of one of Britain?s greatest twentieth-century painters and that art?s public reception. Devoted to his native village of Cookham-on-Thames, Stanley Spencer... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95
2000 Years and Beyond brings together some of the most eminent thinkers of our time - specialists in philosophy, theology, anthropology and cultural theory. In a horizon-scanning work, they look backwards and forwards to explore what links us to the matrix of the Judaeo-Christian tradition from which Western cultural identity has evolved. Their plural... more...
- Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 70.00
Given the anthropological focus on ethnography as a kind of deep immersion, the interview poses theoretical and methodological challenges for the discipline. This volume explores those challenges and argues that the interview should be seen as a special, productive site of ethnographic encounter, a site of a very particular and important kind of knowing.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95
In this innovative volume, anthropologists turn their attention to a topic that has rarely figured as a focus of concerted investigation and yet which can be described as an intrinsic aspect of all human knowing and part of all processes by which human beings process information about themselves, their identities, their environments and their relations:... more...