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  • Anthropology and the Cognitive Challengeby Maurice Bloch

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    One of the world's most distinguished anthropologists proposes that cognitive science enriches, rather than threatens, the work of social scientists. more...

  • Marxism and Anthropologyby Maurice Bloch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the uses made of anthropology by Marx and Engels, and the uses made of Marxism by anthropologists. Looking at the writings of Marx and Engels on primitive societies, the book evaluates their views in the light of present knowledge and draws attention to inconsistencies in their analysis of pre-capitalist societies. These inconsistencies... more...

  • Marxist Analyses and Social Anthropologyby Maurice Bloch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Reflecting the first evaluation among British and American anthropologists of the relevance of Marxist theory for their discipline, the studies in this volume cover a wide geographical and social spectrum ranging from rural Indonesia, Imperial China, Highland Burma and the Abron kingdom of Gyaman. A critical survey assesses the value of some key... more...

  • In and Out of Each Other's Bodiesby Maurice Bloch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 33.95

    What is human sociality? How are universals such as truth and doubt variously demonstrated and negotiated in different cultures? This book offers an accessible introduction to these and other fundamental human questions. Bloch shows that the social consists of two very different things. One is a matter of continual adjustments between individuals who... more...

  • Money and the Morality of Exchangeby Jonathan Parry; Maurice Bloch

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This volume deals with the way in which money is symbolically represented in a range of different cultures, from South and South-east Asia, Africa and South America. It is also concerned with the moral evaluation of monetary and commercial exchanges as against exchanges of other kinds. The essays cast radical doubt on many Western assumptions about... more...

  • Prey into Hunterby Maurice Bloch; Alfred Harris

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    In this book Maurice Bloch synthesises a radical theory of religion. more...

  • Death and the Regeneration of Lifeby Maurice Bloch; Jonathan Parry

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    It is a classical anthropological paradox that symbols of rebirth and fertility are frequently found in funerary rituals throughout the world. The original essays collected here re-examine this phenomenon through insights from China, India, New Guinea, Latin America, and Africa. The contributors, each a specialist in one of these areas, have worked... more...

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