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  • Comparative Studies in Kinshipby Jack Goody

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Against the background of the problems involved in the comparative study of human society, the essays in this book show the comparative ideal in practice, which combines elements from both sociology and anthropology. In each essay, specific problems are treated in a way which tests theory against evidence, to replace assertion by demonstration. ... more...

  • Elementary Structures Reconsideredby Francis Korn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    Constituting a measured but devastating critique of Lévi-Strauss's work on kinship systems, this book deals with prescriptive forms of social classification and had far-reaching implications for anthropological theory when it was originally published. Originally published in 1973. more...

  • The Rites of Passageby Arnold van Gennep

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Van Gennep was the first observer of human behaviour to note that the ritual ceremonies that accompany the landmarks of human life differ only in detail from one culture to another, and that they are in essence universal. Originally published in English in 1960. This edition reprints the paperback edition of 1977. more...

  • The Family Estate in Africaby Robert F. Gray; P.H. Gulliver

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 325.00

    Too often accounts of African family life have tended to describe the family in purely static terms. The contributors to this book emphasize the developmental or time dimension of the family, analysing it as a process. In the seven different societies described in East Africa, the Congo and the Transvaal the changing nature of the distribution of... 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...

  • Am Anfang die Mütter - matriarchale Gesellschaft und Politik als Alternativeby Heide Göttner-Abendroth

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 21.76

    Für diesen Band wurden aus dem umfangreichen Oeuvre der international renommierten Matriarchatsforscherin Heide Göttner-Abendroth 20 Beiträge ausgewählt, die das Themenspektrum der modernen Matriarchatsforschung in seiner Komplexität und Differenziertheit zeigen. Beginnend mit grundsätzlichen Klärungen und gesellschaftskritischen Analysen, spannt sich... more...

  • Mortality, Immortality and Other Life Strategiesby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 82.50

    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 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...