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  • 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$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    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$ 99.99 US$ 85.99

    While there have been controversial attempts to link conclusions from sociobiological studies of animal populations to humans, few behavioral scientists or anthropologists have made serious progress. In this work, Austin Hughes presents a unique and well-defined theoretical approach to human social behavior that is rooted in evolutionary biology and... more...

  • Kinship, Law and the Unexpectedby Marilyn Strathern

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

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

  • Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualitiesby Jennifer Robertson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 157.95 US$ 136.89

    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: cultural,... more...

  • Inzestverbot und Gesetzgebungby Karl Ubl

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    From the 6th to 11th centuries, the prohibition of marriage between relatives (incest) often headed the agenda of legislative assemblies and can be seen as a key topic of this age. The reasons for this unique development have occupied ethnologists, sociologists and historians for quite some time. This book is the first to trace the radical... more...

  • Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge: African Women in Imperialist Discoursesby Obioma Nnaemeka

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 98.00

    Heated debates about and insurgencies against female circumcision are symptoms of a disease emanating from a mindset that produced hierarchies of humans, conquered colonies, and built empires. The loss of colonies and empires does not in any way mitigate the ideological underpinnings of empire-building and the knowledge construction that subtends... more...

  • Les Structures Élémentaires de la Parentéby Claude Lévi-Strauss

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 98.00

    In Les Structures Élémentaires de la Parenté , the early opus magnum of French Structuralism, Lévi-Strauss tries to explain the systems of kinship and marriage in their enormous diversity and their frequently bizarre institutions, by means of a single principle: the exchange. Exchange is perceived to be the manifestation of fundamental... more...

  • Human Territorial Functioningby Ralph B. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 72.00 US$ 59.04

    'Territorial functioning' refers to an interlocked system of sentiments, cognitions, and behaviors that are highly place-specific, and socially and culturally determined and maintaining. more...

  • From Foraging to Farming in the Andesby Tom D. Dillehay

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This book proposes a new and more complex model for understanding the transition from hunting and gathering to cultivation. more...