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  • 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...

  • Spirit Mediumship and Society in Africaby John Beattie; John Middleton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Gathering together under a single cover material from a wide range of African societies, this volume allows similarities and differences to be easily perceived and suggests social correlates of these in terms of age, sex, marital status, social grading and wealth. It includes material on both traditional and modern cults. more...

  • Themes in Economic Anthropologyby Raymond Firth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The main focus of the volume - the processes of choice and decision-making in different economic systems - offers exceptional scope for the convergence of economic and anthropological perspectives. It concentrates on transactions that both express and influence social relationships and values. Covering a wide geographic area there are specific studies... 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...

  • Mortality, Immortality and Other Life Strategiesby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95 US$ 56.29

    Zygmunt Bauman's new book is a brilliant exploration, from a sociological point of view, of the 'taboo' subject in modern societies: death and dying. The book develops a new theory of the ways in which human mortality is reacted to, and dealt with, in social institutions and culture. The hypothesis explored in the book is that the necessity of human... more...

  • Menschenkenntnisby Martina Gessner

    Haufe Lexware Verlag 2014; US$ 4.22

    <!-- Generated by XStandard version 2.0.1.0 on 2014-01-22T14:18:13 --><p>Menschenkenntnis können Sie lernen. Das Buch erklärt erprobte Techniken und hilft Ihnen dabei, die Persönlichkeit, Eigenarten und Motive anderer zu erkennen und sich darauf einzustellen. Sie gewinnen Sicherheit im Umgang mit Kollegen, Vorgesetzten und Mitarbeitern... more...

  • Ethnicity, Gender and the Subversion of Nationalismby Bodil Folke Frederiksen; Fiona Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This volume explores the politics of identity by analysing the intersections between ethnicity, gender and nationalism in developing societies. These markers of identity are not understood as constituting essences, but as springing from people's core experiences, yearnings and strategic life plans in a context where resources are scarce. As such, identities... more...

  • Tolerationby Andrew Jason Cohen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95 US$ 51.96

    In this engaging and comprehensive introduction to the topic of toleration, Andrew Jason Cohen seeks to answer fundamental questions, such as: What is toleration? What should be tolerated? Why is toleration important? Beginning with some key insights into what we mean by toleration, Cohen goes on to investigate what should be tolerated and why.... more...

  • African Religions: A Very Short Introductionby Jacob K. Olupona

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    African Religions examines religious traditions on the African continent and diaspora. It focuses on the diversity of people, ethnic groups, languages, cultures, ethos, and worldviews. The book provides balanced and in-depth material that enables the reader to comprehend the breadth, depth, and range of African religious traditions. more...