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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95
Scholars in Egyptology have often debated the following question: was the ancient Egyptian society organized along patrilineal or matrilineal lines? In taking a fresh and innovative look at the ancient Egyptian family, Allen attempts to solve this long-standing puzzle. Allen argues that the matrilineal nature of the ancient Egyptian family and social... more...
- Saqi 2012; US$ 18.94
The six Arab States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are all monarchies, but their societies, economies and politics are organised primarily through kinship, in the form of extended families and tribes. No other region in the world consists of states so traditional in their organisation, developing at rates well above global averages, are ultra-modern... more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95
Anthropology is particularly well suited to explore the contemporary predicament in the coming of age of young men. Its grounded and comparative empiricism provides the opportunity to move beyond statistics, moral panics, or gender stereotypes in order to explore specific aspects of life course transitions, as well as the similar or divergent barriers... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 11.20
Die Pubertät ist eine Umbruchzeit, eine Herausforderung für die Heranwachsenden wie auch für die Erwachsenen in ihrer Umgebung, z.B. Eltern und LehrerInnen.Jugendliche brauchen gut vorbereitete sanktionsarme Räume für eine wertbildende Kommunikation. Sie wollen Grenzerfahrungen machen, sie hinken mal der Lerngruppe hinterher, preschen ihr aber auch... more...
- University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95
Aggression and competition are customarily presented as the natural state of affairs in both human society and the animal kingdom. Yet, as this book shows, our species relies heavily on cooperation for survival as do many others--from wolves and dolphins to monkeys and apes. more...
- Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95
The genealogical model has a long-standing history in Western thought. The contributors to this volume consider the ways in which assumptions about the genealogical model-in particular, ideas concerning sequence, essence, and transmission-structure other modes of practice and knowledge-making in domains well beyond what is normally labeled "kinship."... more...
- 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...
- Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 44.99
Since DNA has replaced blood as the medium through which we establish kinship, how do we determine with whom we are kin? Who counts among those we care for? The distinction between these categories is constantly in flux. How do we come to decide those we may kiss and those we may kill? Focusing on narratives of kinship as they are defined in contemporary... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 28.50
Zygmunt Bauman's new book is a brilliant exploration, from a sociological point of view, of the 'taboo' subject in modern societies: death and dying. The book develops a new theory of the ways in which human mortality is reacted to, and dealt with, in social institutions and culture. The hypothesis explored in the book is that the necessity of human... more...