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  • Discourse and the Construction of Societyby Bruce Lincoln

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 19.95

    This original work considers three modes of discourse - myth, ritual and classification - as effective instruments for the construction, deconstruction and reconstruction of society. more...

  • Kamilaroi & Kurnaiby Lorimer Fison; A.W. Howitt

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 26.50

    A 'landmark in Australian anthropology' when it first appeared in 1880, this is the first major analysis of Aboriginal social structure, adopting a model today termed 'social Darwinist'. While this theory is now rejected, it exerted tremendous influence on European attitudes for decades. Kamilaroi and Kurnai is of particular relevance to Koories of... more...

  • Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asiaby Kathleen Collins

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    A study of the role of clan networks in Central Asia from the early twentieth century through 2004. more...

  • Transcultural Bodiesby Ylva K. Hernlund; Bettina K. Shell-Duncan

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 24.00

    Female “circumcision” or, more precisely, female genital cutting (FGC), remains an important cultural practice in many African countries, often serving as a coming-of-age ritual. It is also a practice that has generated international dispute and continues to be at the center of debates over women’s rights, the limits of cultural pluralism,... more...

  • Ghosts of Memoryby Janet Carsten

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    Ghosts of Memory provides an overview of literature on relatedness and memory and then moves beyond traditional approaches to the subject, exploring the subtle and complex intersections between everyday forms of relatedness in the present and memories of the past. Explores how various subjects are located in personal and familial histories that... more...

  • No Heavenly Delusion?by Michael Tyldesley

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    No Heavenly Delusion? analyses three movements of communal living, the Kibbutz, the Bruderhof and the Integrierte Gemeinde, all of which can trace their origins to the German Youth Movement of the first part of the twentieth century. The book looks at the alternative societies and economies the movements have created, their interactions with the wider... more...

  • Anthropologists inside Organisationby Devi Sridhar

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 29.95

    Anthropologists Inside Organisations: South Asian Case Studies responds. to a shift in anthropology over the past decade towards working with and studying. organisations. This book brings together seven fresh case studies on how anthropologists. have negotiated the issues related to interacting with organisations. While providing. examples of how research... more...

  • Circumcision and Human Rightsby Frederick Mansfield Hodges; Marilyn Fayre Milos

    Springer 2008; US$ 259.00

    Presents research on circumcision. This book outlines steps for eradicating this abusive practice to enable males and females the dignity of living out their lives with all the body parts with which they were born. more...

  • Early Human Kinshipby Nicholas J. Allen; Hilary Callan; Robin Dunbar; Wendy James

    Wiley 2009; US$ 119.95

    Early Human Kinship brings together original studies from leading figures in the biological sciences, social anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics to provide a major breakthrough in the debate over human evolution and the nature of society. A major new collaboration between specialists across the range of the human sciences including evolutionary... more...

  • Primitive Classification (Routledge Revivals)by Emile Durkheim; Marcel Mauss

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    In this influential work, first published in English in 1963, Durkheim and Mauss claim that the individual mind is capable of classification and they seek the origin of the ?classificatory function? in society. On the basis of an intensive examination of forms and principles of symbolic classification reported from the Australian aborigines, the Zuņi... more...