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  • Haut ab!by Alfred Bodenheimer

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 5.29

    Hauptbeschreibung Eine Schrift gegen die Bedenkenlosigkeit der Beschneidungsgegner, gegen die Sprachlosigkeit der Juden. Das "Kölner Urteil", das im Frühjahr 2012 die religiöse Beschneidung eines Knaben als strafbaren Akt wertete, hat in Deutschland und anderen Staaten eine hitzige Debatte zu diesem Thema ausgelöst. Für die europäische Gesellschaft... more...

  • La contraception masculineby Roger Mieusset; Jean-Claude Soufir

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    La contraception masculine est une pratique très ancienne, même si sa médicalisation est plus récente. Les enquêtes montrent que si «une pilule pour homme » existait, elle serait accueillie positivement par la majorité des hommes et des femmes.Cet ouvrage fait le point sur les différentes méthodes de... more...

  • Consanguinity, Inbreeding, and Genetic Drift in Italy (MPB-39)by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza; Antonio Moroni; Gianna Zei

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    In 1951, the geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza was teaching in Parma when a student--a priest named Antonio Moroni--told him about rich church records of demography and marriages between relatives. After convincing the Church to open its records, Cavalli-Sforza, Moroni, and Gianna Zei embarked on a landmark study that would last fifty years and... more...

  • The Many Faces of Homosexualityby Evelyn Blackwood

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This groundbreaking book examines the diverse manifestations of homosexuality in various historical periods and non-Western cultures. The distinguished authors examine Kimam male ritualized homosexual behavior, Mexican homosexual interaction in public contexts, male homosexuality and spirit possession in Brazil, and much more. more...

  • Remarks and Inventionsby Rodney Needham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    This volume scrutinizes the questions of conceptualization, method and history in the fields of kinship, social anthropology and structuralism. It puts forward a radical revision of the conventional approaches and criteria. Exploring analysis and method in the disparity between relative age and kinship categories as means of social classification,... more...

  • Three Styles in the Study of Kinshipby J.A. Barnes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The study of kinship is a fundamental part of the study and the practice of social anthropology. This volume examines the work of three distinguished anthropologists that bear on kinship and determines what theoretical models are implicit in their writings and assesses to what extent their claims have been validated. The anthropologists studied are... more...

  • Rethinking Marriage and Kinshipby Rodney Needham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This volume is concerned with two of the fundamental topics of social anthropology, kinship and marriage, approached from a variety of viewpoints by an international group of contributors of diverse experience and background. The wide range of subjects examined includes: Incest, epistemology, linguistics, prescriptive alliance and methodology. Fieldwork... more...

  • Comparative Studies in Kinshipby Jack Goody

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Against the background of the problems involved in the comparative study of human society, the essays in this book show the comparative ideal in practice, which combines elements from both sociology and anthropology. In each essay, specific problems are treated in a way which tests theory against evidence, to replace assertion by demonstration. ... more...

  • Elementary Structures Reconsideredby Francis Korn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    Constituting a measured but devastating critique of Lévi-Strauss's work on kinship systems, this book deals with prescriptive forms of social classification and had far-reaching implications for anthropological theory when it was originally published. Originally published in 1973. more...

  • The Family Estate in Africaby Robert F. Gray; P.H. Gulliver

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 325.00

    Too often accounts of African family life have tended to describe the family in purely static terms. The contributors to this book emphasize the developmental or time dimension of the family, analysing it as a process. In the seven different societies described in East Africa, the Congo and the Transvaal the changing nature of the distribution of... more...