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  • Values and Valuablesby Cynthia Werner; Duran Bell

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    A group of distinguished anthropologists and economists discuss the value attached to material objects by different cultures. The authors consider the sacred nature of objects that are exchanged between individuals, the value and power of markets, money, and credit, and the ways in which contemporary people bestow symbolic value on objects or individuals.... more...

  • Doing Anthropological Researchby Natalie Konopinski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Doing Anthropological Research provides a practical toolkit for carrying out research. It works through the process chapter by chapter, from the planning and proposal stage to methodologies, secondary research, ethnographic fieldwork, ethical concerns, and writing strategies. Case study examples are provided throughout to illustrate the particular... more...

  • New Directions in Anthropological Kinshipby Linda Stone

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 46.00

    Following periods of intense debate and eventual demise, kinship studies is now seeing a revival in anthropology. New Directions in Anthropological Kinship captures these recent trends and explores new avenues of inquiry in this re-emerging subfield. The book comprises contributions from primatology, evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, and cultural... more...

  • Economic Developmentby Jeffrey H. Cohen; Norbert Dannhaeuser

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 39.00

    Economic development is an important focus of anthropological work in rural and urban communities around the world, and in this volume the contributors offer expert analyses on the theory and practice of development. Chapters cover the key topics of market systems, agricultural knowledge, modernization, population growth, participatory development,... more...

  • Labor in Cross-Cultural Perspectiveby E. Paul Durrenberger; Judith E. Martí

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 38.00

    This excellent new volume in the series from the Society for Economic Anthropology focuses on the role of labor in world economies. Contributors offer a range of case studies illustrating labor processes in both western and nonwestern societies. Individual sections include discussions on household labor, firms and corporatations, and state and transnational... more...

  • Social Memory and Historyby Jacob J. Climo; Maria G. Cattell

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 39.00

    An examination of social memory developed within communities from the perspective of anthropology. Many case studies from around the world. more...

  • The Manner Bornby Lauren Dundes

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 39.00

    This essential collection on maternal and child health focuses on the rites of giving birth from a cross-cultural perspective. The distinguished list of contributors describe the many customs surrounding birth through infancy, highlighting a wide range of variation in practices across cultures. They discuss attitudes and techniques in childbirth, the... more...

  • Remarks and Inventionsby Rodney Needham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This volume scrutinizes the questions of conceptualization, method and history in the fields of kinship, social anthropology and structuralism. It puts forward a radical revision of the conventional approaches and criteria. Exploring analysis and method in the disparity between relative age and kinship categories as means of social classification,... more...

  • The Samburuby Paul Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    In an era of rapid change for Africa, this nomadic tribe clings to its traditional way of life. This book examines their society, and provides the first full published description of human life in the area. The author, a social anthropologist, spent more than two years among the Samburu; as an adopted member of one of their clans, he perceived how... more...

  • Three Styles in the Study of Kinshipby J.A. Barnes

    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...