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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...

  • A Handbook of Economic Anthropologyby J.G. Carrier

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 60.00

    For more than a century, anthropologists have studied the economic lives and institutions of people around the world. The results of their research and reflection on economy have generally stayed within the discipline and have not been available in an accessible form to a broader readership. more...

  • Epistemology and Practiceby Anne Warfield Rawls

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Argues Durkheim was attempting to establish a unique epistemological basis for the study of sociology. more...

  • The Anthropology of Development and Globalizationby Marc Edelman; Angelique Haugerud

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 52.95 US$ 45.89

    The Anthropology of Development and Globalization is a collection of readings that provides an unprecedented overview of this field that ranges from the field’s classical origins to today’s debates about the “magic” of the free market. Explores the foundations of the anthropology of development, a field newly animated by... more...

  • Medicine, Magic and Religionby W. H. R. Rivers

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 54.95

    One of the most fascinating men of his generation, W.H.R. Rivers was a British doctor and psychiatrist as well as a leading ethnologist. Immortalized as the hero of Pat Barker's award-winning Regeneration trilogy, Rivers was the clinician who, in the First World War, cared for the poet Siegfried Sassoon and other infantry officers injured on the... more...

  • Anthropologies of Modernityby Jonathan Xavier Inda

    Wiley 2008; US$ 133.95 US$ 116.09

    This book brings together a range of anthropological writings that are inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault and examine Foucault?s contribution to current theories of modernity. Treats modernity as an ethnographic object by focusing on its concrete manifestations. Tackles issues of broad interest: from colonialism and globalization... more...

  • The Anthropology of the Stateby Aradhana Sharma; Akhil Gupta

    Wiley 2009; US$ 150.95 US$ 130.82

    This innovative reader brings together classic theoretical texts and cutting-edge ethnographic analyses of specific state institutions, practices, and processes and outlines an anthropological framework for rethinking future study of “the state”. Focuses on the institutions, spaces, ideas, practices, and representations that constitute... more...

  • After Kinshipby Janet Carsten

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    An approachable and original view of the past, present, and future of kinship in anthropology. more...

  • Marginality, Power and Social Structureby Rutledge Dennis

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 112.99

    Intended to be a corrective to the literature on marginality. In addition to theoretical and methodological concerns a major theme for this volume is the combination of both theory and method towards an investigation of issues and problems that emanate from the social structure, and are closely linked to power and domination. more...

  • Evolution and Human Kinshipby Austin L. Hughes

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99

    While there have been controversial attempts to link conclusions from sociobiological studies of animal populations to humans, few behavioral scientists or anthropologists have made serious progress. In this work, Austin Hughes presents a unique and well-defined theoretical approach to human social behavior that is rooted in evolutionary biology and... more...