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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Purity and Dangerby Professor Mary Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Locality and Belongingby Nadia Lovell

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.95

    Locality and Belonging provides an international overview of the close relationship between territory and cultural identity. The issue of 'belonging' has long been recognized as crucial to the study of identity within anthropology. Here, contributors from Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, France and the UK present rigorous case studies of 'belonging'... more...

  • Dividends of Kinshipby Peter P. Schweitzer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    This collection reaffirms the importance of kinship, and of studying kinship, within the framework of social anthropology. The contributors examine both the benefits and burdens of kinship across cultures and explore how 'relatedness' is inextricably linked with other concepts which define people's identities - such as gender, power and history. With... more...

  • The Archaeology of Shamanismby Neil Price

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    In this timely collection, Neil Price provides a general introduction to the archaeology of shamanism by bringing together recent archaeological thought on the subject. Blending theoretical discussion with detailed case studies, the issues addressed include shamanic material culture, responses to dying and the dead, shamanic soundscapes, the use of... more...

  • Reason and Moralityby Joanna Overing

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95

    First Published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...