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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Elementary Structures Reconsideredby Francis Korn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    Constituting a measured but devastating critique of LÚvi-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...

  • 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...

  • 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...