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  • Anthropology and Psychoanalysisby Ariane Deluz; Suzette Heald

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    This book examines the interface between these two disciplines, locating its historical context and investigating the distinctive reactions of British, French and American anthropology to the role of the unconscious in cultural life. more...

  • Understanding Ritualsby Daniel de Coppet

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 50.95

    Understanding Rituals explores how ritual can be understood within the framework of contemporary social anthropology, and shows that ritual is now one of the most fertile fields of anthropological research. The contributors demonstrate how rituals create and maintain - or transform - a society's cultural identity and social relations. By examining... more...

  • Purity and Dangerby Professor Mary Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 22.95

    In Purity and Danger Mary Douglas identifies the concern for purity as a key theme at the heart of every society. In lively and lucid prose she explains its relevance for every reader by revealing its wide-ranging impact on our attitudes to society, values, cosmology and knowledge. The book has been hugely influential in many areas of debate - from... more...

  • Material Culturesby Daniel Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    A collection of essays which present a balanced survey between theoretical discussions on the one hand and case-study research on the other. This volume is an ethnographic study of material cultures. more...

  • Reason and Moralityby Joanna Overing

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95

    First Published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Self Consciousnessby Anthony Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 50.95

    Cohen establishes the importance of the self and argues that in order to appreciate the complexity of social formations, one must first take note of individuals awareness of themselves and as authors of social contexts and formations. more...

  • The World of Goodsby Professor Mary Douglas; Mary Douglas; Baron Isherwood

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1979, The World of Goods goes beyond standard economic analyses, which rely on theories of individual psychology. Douglas studies how consumers use goods to fulfil their intentions in regard to one another. more...

  • Recasting Ritualby Mary M. Crain; Felicia Hughes-Freeland

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 50.95

    Recasting Ritual , uses worldwide case studies to explore how ritualized action changes in response to varying cultural, political and physical contexts. more...

  • Locality and Belongingby Nadia Lovell

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.95

    Locality and Belonging provides an international overview of the relationship between identity and territory with case studies from Indonesia, Zanzibar, Argentina, South Africa and the UK. more...

  • Dividends of Kinshipby Peter P. Schweitzer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    This collection reaffirms the importance of kinship, and of studying kinship, within the framework of social anthropology with examples from areas such as Austria, Greenland, Portugal, Turkey and the Amazon. more...