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  • Polygynyby Debra Majeed

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Debra Majeed sheds light on families whose form and function conflict with U.S. civil law. Polygyny?multiple-wife marriage?has steadily emerged as an alternative to the low numbers of marriageable African American men and the high number of female-led households in black America. This book features the voices of women who welcome polygyny, oppose... more...

  • Remarks and Inventionsby Rodney Needham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Status of Women in Preindustrial Societiesby Martin King Whyte

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 31.00

    How does the status of women in different cultures actually compare with that of men? How does this position vary from one realm?religious, political, economic, domestic, or sexual?to another? To examine these questions, Martin King Whyte draws on a cross-cultural sample of 93 preindustrial societies throughout the world. His analysis describes women's... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • After Kinshipby Janet Carsten

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

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

  • Alter und Alternby Peter Graf Kielmansegg; Heinz Häfner

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 39.99

    Mit Unterstützung der Robert Bosch Stiftung behandelte die Heidelberger Akademie das Thema ? Alter und Altern ? in einer Reihe von drei wissenschaftlichen Kolloquien. Das erste zur umfassenden Frage ? Was ist Alter ?? fand 2006 statt, das zweite, das den Naturwissenschaften einschließlich der Medizin und den Technikwissenschaften gewidmet war, folgte... more...

  • The Anthropological Study of Class and Consciousnessby E. Paul Durrenberger

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 60.00

    Presenting prehistoric, historic, and ethnographic data from Mongolia, China, Iceland, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States, The Anthropological Study of Class and Consciousness offers a first step toward examining class as a central issue within anthropology. Contributors to this volume use the methods of historical materialism, cultural ecology,... more...

  • Anthropology of Childhood and Youthby Geoffrey Vitale

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    In this book, Geoffrey Vitale shows the ways in which people understand, raise, and educate children and youth differently from century to century and from country to country according to the culture, lifestyle, politics, and economics of their place of origin. He also introduces a professional anthropological perspective on the topic. more...