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  • Vom Laien zum Fundamentalistenby Erdem Özbek

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 25.73

    Hauptbeschreibung Was lässt einige junge Muslime radikal werden, vor allem fern ihrer kulturellen Heimat? Erdem Özbek sucht nach Antworten auf diese Frage in intensiven Interviews. Er ist selbst Teil der zweiten Migrantengeneration in Deutschland, ausgestattet nicht nur mit eigenen Erfahrungen, sondern auch mit einem wissenschaftlichen Background.... more...

  • Wie ich Kannibalen, Taliban und die stärksten Frauen der Welt überlebteby Christoph Zürcher

    Orell Füssli Verlag 2013; US$ 17.00

    Ferien bei den Kannibalen. Skirennen in Afghanistan. Neandertaler-Diät in West Virginia. Zu Fuß durch Mexiko City. Marathon im Dschungel des Amazonas. Auf der Suche nach Bin Laden in Pakistan. Stelldichein mit Riesenechsen und Piraten. Flucht vor den stärksten Frauen der Welt. Christoph Zürcher lässt nichts aus. Er überschreitet Grenzen, dass jedem... 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

    This volume is an ethnographic study of material cultures. Incorporating local and global dimensions, a team of scholars explore the changing experiences of cultures in locations as disparate as the Philippines and Northern Ireland. Material culture and consumption studies have undergone something of a renaissance recently. This study provides an up-to-date... 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...

  • Self Consciousnessby Anthony Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 50.95

    Traditionally the self and the individual have been treated as micro-versions of larger social entities by the social sciences in general, and by anthropology in particular. In Self Consciousness , Cohen examines this treatment of the self, arguing that this practice has resulted in the misunderstanding of social aggregates precisely because the individual... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1979, this volume introduces a cultural factor to theories of consumption. 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. The World of Goods insists that goods are wanted for... more...

  • Religion: A Humanist Interpretationby Raymond Firth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Religion: A Humanist Interpretation represents a lifetime's work on the anthropology of religion from a rather unusual personal viewpoint. Raymond Firth treats religion as a human art, capable of great intellectual and artistic achievements, but also of complex manipulation to serve the human interests of those who believe in it and operate it. His... more...

  • Anthropology and Psychoanalysisby Ariane Deluz; Suzette Heald

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    In Anthropology and Psychoanalysis the contributors, both practising anthropologists and psychoanalysts, explore in detail the interface between the two disciplines and locate this within the history of both anthropology and psychoanalysis. In particular, they deal with the distinctive reactions of British, French and American anthropology to psychoanalysis... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 50.95

    Recasting Ritual explores how ritualized action diversifies in response to varying cultural, political and physical contexts. The contributors look at how issues such as globalisation and technology affect ritual performance and how minorities often utilise performances to affirm their own identites while also speaking to outsiders. The contributors... more...