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  • Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty Chinaby Matthew H. Sommer

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 80.00 US$ 64.00

    This book is a study of polyandry, wife-selling, and a variety of related practices in China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). By analyzing over 1200 legal cases from local and central court archives, Matthew Sommer explores the functions played by marriage, sex, and reproduction in the survival strategies of the rural poor under conditions of overpopulation,... more...

  • Kinship in Actionby Andrew Strathern; Pamela J Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    For courses in Social Organization, Kinship, and Cultural Ecology. Kinship has made a come-back in Anthropology.  Not only is there a line of noted, general, introductory works and readers in the topic, but theoretical discussions have been stimulated both by technological changes in mechanisms of reproduction and by reconsiderations of how to define... more...

  • Polygynyby Debra Majeed

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Debra Majeed sheds light on families whose form and function conflict with U.S. civil law. Polygyny?multiple-wife marriage?has steadily emerged as an alternative to the low numbers of marriageable African American men and the high number of female-led households in black America. This book features the voices of women who welcome polygyny, oppose... more...

  • The Status of Women in Preindustrial Societiesby Martin King Whyte

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 33.95 US$ 27.16

    How does the status of women in different cultures actually compare with that of men? How does this position vary from one realm?religious, political, economic, domestic, or sexual?to another? To examine these questions, Martin King Whyte draws on a cross-cultural sample of 93 preindustrial societies throughout the world. His analysis describes women's... more...

  • Cousin Marriagesby Alison Shaw; Aviad E. Raz

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 90.00

    Juxtaposing contributions from geneticists and anthropologists, this volume provides a contemporary overview of cousin marriage and what is happening at the interface of public policy, the management of genetic risk and changing cultural practices in the Middle East and in multi-ethnic Europe. It offers a cross-cultural exploration of practices of... more...

  • Female Genital Cutting in Industrialized Countries: Mutilation or Cultural Tradition?by Mary Nyangweso

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    Why is FGM on the increase in industrialized countries in spite of existing policies against the practice? How is political correctness contributing to this increase? And how does religion contribute implicitly or explicitly to the persistence of FGM? This work is authored by a Kenyan immigrant to the United States who recognizes the necessity of... more...

  • Anthropology of Childhood and Youthby Geoffrey Vitale

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 44.99

    In this book, Geoffrey Vitale shows the ways in which people understand, raise, and educate children and youth differently from century to century and from country to country according to the culture, lifestyle, politics, and economics of their place of origin. He also introduces a professional anthropological perspective on the topic. more...

  • Negotiating Territorialityby Allan Charles Dawson; Laura Zanotti; Ismael Vaccaro

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This edited collection disrupts dominant narratives about space, states, and borders, bringing comparative ethnographic and geographic scholarship in conversation with one another to illuminate the varied ways in which space becomes socialized via political, economic, and cognitive appropriation. Societies must, first and foremost, do more than wrangle... more...

  • Incest: A Biosocial Viewby MOST

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

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  • Social Geographiesby Gill Valentine

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Most social geography undergraduate textbooks are structured around different social categories, splintering the discussion of gender, class, race and increasingly now sexuality and disability, into separate chapters. This has the effect, firstly, of making social relations rather than space (the raison d'etre of human geography) the focus of undergraduate... more...