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  • Bodily Integrity and the Politics of Circumcisionby George C. Denniston; Pia Grassivaro Gallo; Frederick M. Hodges

    Springer 2006; US$ 249.00

    Circumcision is a cultural phenomenon that affects 15.3 million children and young adults annually. This book explores the problem of male and female circumcision in modern society from religious, psychological, medical, and ethical perspectives. It illuminates the vulnerability of human society to medical, economic, and historical pressures. 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$ 147.95

    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...

  • Inzestverbot und Gesetzgebungby Karl Ubl

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00

    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 expansion... more...

  • Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledgeby Obioma Nnaemeka

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 125.00

    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 it.... more...

  • Les Structures Élémentaires de la Parentéby Claude Lévi-Strauss

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 77.00

    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 structural constants... more...

  • Pathways to Powerby T. Douglas Price; Gary M. Feinman

    Springer 2010; US$ 49.95

    There are few questions more central to understanding the prehistory of our species than those regarding the institutionalization of social inequality. Social inequality is manifested in unequal access to goods, information, decision-making, and power. This structure is essential to higher orders of social organization and basic to the operation of... more...

  • Human Territorial Functioningby Ralph B. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 64.00

    '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$ 78.00

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

  • Narrating the Closetby Tony E Adams

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Motivated by the death of his partner, Adams seeks to redefine the closet as a relational construct between all people and all sexualities. The closet is explored at each stage—entering it, inhabiting it, and coming out of it—and strategies are offered for reframing difficult closet experiences. Adams makes use of interviews, personal... more...