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  • Death, Mourning, and Burialby Antonius C. G. M. Robben

    Wiley 2009; US$ 133.95

    In Death, Mourning, and Burial , an indispensable introduction to the anthropology of death, readers will find a rich selection of some of the finest ethnographic work on this fascinating topic. Comprised of six sections that mirror the social trajectory of death: conceptualizations of death; death and dying; uncommon death; grief and mourning;... more...

  • Debugging the Link between Social Theory and Social Insectsby Diane M. Rodgers

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, natural and social scientists began comparing certain insects to human social organization. Entomologists theorized that social insects -- such as ants, bees, wasps, and termites -- organize themselves into highly specialized, hierarchical divisions of labor. Using a distinctly human vocabulary... more...

  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2009; US$ 123.95

    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...

  • Excisionby Marie-Hélène Mottin-Sylla; Joëlle Palmieri

    International Development Research Centre 2010; US$ 25.00

    Il n’est plus possible, en Afrique et ailleurs, de continuer à penser la question de l’excision comme on le fait depuis 25 ans. La société africaine de l’information est en pleine explosion : les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) ne sont plus une nouveauté, la vie quotidienne est bouleversée... more...

  • Families Across Culturesby James Georgas; John W. Berry; Fons J. R. van de Vijver; Çigdem Kagitçibasi; Ype H. Poortinga

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 56.00

    A detailed psychological study examining the changing role of the family across different cultures. more...

  • Fearful Symmetriesby Chantal Zabus

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 88.40

    Often labelled ‘rituals’ or ‘customs’, male circumcision and female excision are also irreversible amputations of human genitalia, with disastrous and at times life-long consequences for both males and females. However, scholars and activists alike have b more...

  • Gender Reversals and Gender Culturesby Sabrina Petra Ramet

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures is a collection of specially commissioned essays taking a cross cultural and cross historical perspective on the subject. The book documents the universality of gender reversals, with chapters ranging from early Christianity up to the present. It examines how gender reversals are bound up with taboo, and how this... more...

  • Gendered Anthropologyby Teresa del Valle

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    In the last three decades, a remarkable degree of progress has occurred in the study of gender within anthropology. Gendered Anthropology offers a thought-provoking, lively examination of current debates focusing on sex and gender, race, ethnicity, politics and economics and provides insights which are still too often lacking in mainstream anthropology.... more...

  • Ghosts of Memoryby Janet Carsten

    Wiley 2008; US$ 129.95

    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... more...