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  • How We Think They Thinkby Maurice E F Bloch

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    These essays by one of anthropology?s most original theorists consider such fundamental questions as: Is cognition language-based? How reliable a guide to memory are people?s narratives about themselves? What connects the “social recalling? studied by anthropologists to the “autobiographical memory? studied by psychologists? Now gathered in accessible... more...

  • Crime and Custom in Savage Societyby Bronislaw Malinowski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This volume discusses aspects of small scale societies, including the study of the mental processes, as well as indigenous economics and law. more...

  • Border Fetishismsby Patricia Spyer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Fetishism and Cultureby Hartmut Böhme

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00

    Hartmut Böhme?s study of fetishism spans all the way from Christian image magic in the Middle Ages to fetishistic practices in fashion, advertising, sport and popular culture today. In it he provides a thorough exploration of religion, magic, idolatry, sexuality and consumption, charting the mental, scientific and artistic processes through which fetishism... more...

  • Hormones, Heredity, and Raceby Cheryl A. Logan

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 68.00

    In the early twentieth century, arguments between ?nature? and ?nurture? pitted a rigid genetic determinism against the idea that genes were flexible and open to environmental change. This book tells the story of three Viennese biologists who sought to show how the environment could shape heredity through the impact of hormones and explores the dynamic... more...

  • Doing Anthropological Researchby Natalie Konopinski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Remarks and Inventionsby Rodney Needham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    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$ 270.00

    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...

  • Rethinking Marriage and Kinshipby Rodney Needham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This volume is concerned with two of the fundamental topics of social anthropology, kinship and marriage, approached from a variety of viewpoints by an international group of contributors of diverse experience and background. The wide range of subjects examined includes: Incest, epistemology, linguistics, prescriptive alliance and methodology. Fieldwork... more...