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- Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95
In this book Paul Willis, a renowned sociologist and ethnographer,aims to renew and develop the ethnographic craft across thedisciplines. Drawing from numerous examples of his own past andcurrent work, he shows that ethnographic practice and theethnographic imagination are vital to understanding the creativityand irreducibility of experience in all... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95
The postmodernist critique of Objectivism, Realism and Essentialism has somewhat shattered the foundations of anthropology, seriously questioning the legitimacy of studying others. By confronting the critique and turning it into a vital part of the anthropological debate, A Passage to Anthropology provides a rigorous discussion of central theoretical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95
The development of the dialogical approach, the autobiographical perspective and the central role of text-interpretation are all seen as characteristics of post-modern ethnography, arising from the daily chores of field research. The breakthrough into time and history, away from the timeless theorizing of structuralism and functionalism, is seen as... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95
Hunter-gatherer societies are constrained by their environment and the technologies available to them. However, until now the role of culture in foraging communities has not been widely considered. 'Structured Worlds' examines the role of cosmology, values, and perceptions in the archaeological histories of hunter-fisher-gatherers. The essays examine... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95
On its first publication in 1973 Adam Kuper's entertaining history of half a century of British social anthropology provoked strong reactions. But his often irreverent account soon established itself as one of the introductions to anthropology. Since the second revised edition was published in 1983, important developments have occurred within British... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00
One of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, which brought together archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, academics from contingent disciplines, and non-academics from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This book considers prehistoric and more recent manifestations... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95
Anthropology and Anthropologists provides an entertaining and provocative account of British social anthropology from the foundations of the discipline, through the glory years of the mid-twentieth century and on to the transformation in recent decades. The book shocked the anthropological establishment on first publication in 1973 but soon established... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
A rich exploration of birth appropriation in the West, New Reproductive Technologies and Disembodiment investigates the assimilation of women's embodied power into patriarchal systems of symbolism, culture and politics through the inversion of women's and men's reproductive roles. Contending that new reproductive technologies represent... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 49.99
Dieser Sammelband nimmt als erste Studie eine Typenbildung der Imame vor und beleuchtet deren Rolle in der Gemeinde und ihren Einfluss auf den Integrationsprozess von Muslimen in Österreich. Analysiert werden die Zusammenhänge ihrer Qualifikation, ihrer Werte- und Normvorstellungen sowie ihrer Bildungs- und Erziehungsideale. Grundlage ist eine dreijährige... more...