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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
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. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
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. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 5.70
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...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 33.99
This essential collection on maternal and child health focuses on the rites of giving birth from a cross-cultural perspective. The distinguished list of contributors describe the many customs surrounding birth through infancy, highlighting a wide range of variation in practices across cultures. They discuss attitudes and techniques in childbirth, the... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 38.99
Following periods of intense debate and eventual demise, kinship studies is now seeing a revival in anthropology. New Directions in Anthropological Kinship captures these recent trends and explores new avenues of inquiry in this re-emerging subfield. The book comprises contributions from primatology, evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, and cultural... more...
- 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. more...