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  • Tolerationby Andrew Jason Cohen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95

    In this engaging and comprehensive introduction to the topic of toleration, Andrew Jason Cohen seeks to answer fundamental questions, such as: What is toleration? What should be tolerated? Why is toleration important? Beginning with some key insights into what we mean by toleration, Cohen goes on to investigate what should be tolerated and why. We... more...

  • Incest Avoidance and the Incest Taboosby Arthur Wolf

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Why do most people never have sex with close relatives? And why do they disapprove of other people doing so? Incest Avoidance and Incest Taboos investigates our human inclination to avoid incest and the powerful taboo against incest found in all societies. Both subjects stir strong feelings and vigorous arguments within and beyond academic circles.... more...

  • Values and Valuablesby Cynthia Werner; Duran Bell

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    A group of distinguished anthropologists and economists discuss the value attached to material objects by different cultures. The authors consider the sacred nature of objects that are exchanged between individuals, the value and power of markets, money, and credit, and the ways in which contemporary people bestow symbolic value on objects or individuals.... more...

  • Religion: A Humanist Interpretationby Raymond Firth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Treats religion as a human art, capable of great intellectual and artistic achievements. more...

  • Purity and Dangerby Professor Mary Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Anthropology and Psychoanalysisby Ariane Deluz; Suzette Heald

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    This book examines the interface between these two disciplines, locating its historical context and investigating the distinctive reactions of British, French and American anthropology to the role of the unconscious in cultural life. 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...

  • Self Consciousnessby Anthony Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 50.95

    Cohen establishes the importance of the self and argues that in order to appreciate the complexity of social formations, one must first take note of individuals awareness of themselves and as authors of social contexts and formations. more...

  • The World of Goodsby Professor Mary Douglas; Mary Douglas; Baron Isherwood

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1979, The World of Goods goes beyond standard economic analyses, which rely on theories of individual psychology. Douglas studies how consumers use goods to fulfil their intentions in regard to one another. more...

  • Material Culturesby Daniel Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    A collection of essays which present a balanced survey between theoretical discussions on the one hand and case-study research on the other. This volume is an ethnographic study of material cultures. more...