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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • An Anthropology of Names and Namingby Gabriele vom Bruck; Barbara Bodenhorn

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book provides the tools through which we examine the politics and power of names. 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...

  • Choice in Economic Contexts, Volume 25by Donald Wood

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 117.99

    This 25th volume in the "Research in Economic Anthropology" series contains 12 original papers, nine empirical ethnographic studies and three theoretical essays - all linked by a common concern with economic choice in various social and cultural situations, and authored by researchers in anthropology, economics, and sociology. The ethnographic studies... more...