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  • Themes in Economic Anthropologyby Raymond Firth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The main focus of the volume - the processes of choice and decision-making in different economic systems - offers exceptional scope for the convergence of economic and anthropological perspectives. It concentrates on transactions that both express and influence social relationships and values. Covering a wide geographic area there are specific studies... more...

  • Mortality, Immortality and Other Life Strategiesby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.50

    Zygmunt Bauman's new book is a brilliant exploration, from a sociological point of view, of the 'taboo' subject in modern societies: death and dying. The book develops a new theory of the ways in which human mortality is reacted to, and dealt with, in social institutions and culture. The hypothesis explored in the book is that the necessity of human... more...

  • Incest Avoidance and the Incest Taboosby Arthur Wolf

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Why do most people never have sex with close relatives? And why do they disapprove of other people doing so? Incest Avoidance and Incest Taboos investigates our human inclination to avoid incest and the powerful taboo against incest found in all societies. Both subjects stir strong feelings and vigorous arguments within and beyond academic circles.... more...

  • Deviant Burial in the Archaeological Recordby Eileen M. Murphy

    Oxbow Books 2008; US$ 30.00

    This edited volume contains twelve papers that present evidence on non-normative burial practices from the Neolithic through to Post-Medieval periods and includes case studies from some ten countries. It has long been recognised by archaeologists that certain individuals in a variety of archaeological cultures from diverse periods and locations have... more...

  • Locality and Belongingby Nadia Lovell

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.95

    Locality and Belonging provides an international overview of the close relationship between territory and cultural identity. The issue of 'belonging' has long been recognized as crucial to the study of identity within anthropology. Here, contributors from Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, France and the UK present rigorous case studies of 'belonging'... more...

  • Dividends of Kinshipby Peter P. Schweitzer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    This collection reaffirms the importance of kinship, and of studying kinship, within the framework of social anthropology. The contributors examine both the benefits and burdens of kinship across cultures and explore how 'relatedness' is inextricably linked with other concepts which define people's identities - such as gender, power and history. With... more...

  • After Kinshipby Janet Carsten

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 29.00

    An approachable and original view of the past, present, and future of kinship in anthropology. more...

  • Evolution and Human Kinshipby Austin L. Hughes

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 89.99

    A theoretical approach to human social behaviour that is rooted in evolutionary biology and sociobiology, applying the principles of kin selection theory. more...

  • Kinship, Law and the Unexpectedby Marilyn Strathern

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 27.00

    Examines Euro-American kinship as the kinship of a specifically knowledge-based society. more...

  • Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualitiesby Jennifer Robertson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 152.95

    This book demonstrates the centrality of sex, gender, and sexuality to theories of human behaviors and practices. Moves beyond other “lesbian and gay studies” readers by presenting a broader view of the significance of studying same-sex cultures and sexualities across cultures. Offers readings from all four subfields of anthropology:... more...