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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...

  • Objects and Materialsby Penny Harvey; Eleanor Conlin Casella; Gillian Evans; Hannah Knox; Christine McLean; Elizabeth B. Silva; Nicholas Thoburn; Kath Woodward

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 215.00

    There is broad acceptance across the Humanities and Social Sciences that our deliberations on the social need to take place through attention to practice, to object-mediated relations, to non-human agency and to the affective dimensions of human sociality. This Companion focuses on the objects and materials found at centre stage, and asks: what matters... 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...

  • Elementary Structures Reconsideredby Francis Korn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    Constituting a measured but devastating critique of LÚvi-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...

  • 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...

  • 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...