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  • Migrations, Myth and Magic from the Gilbert Islandsby Rosemary Grimble

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book is a collection of Arthur Grimble's field notes and early writings, brought together in book form with linking pieces and a large number of illustrations. There are chapters on cannibalism and head hunting, on astronomy and on many aspects of the lives of the Gilbertese people from birth to death. Originally published in 1972. more...

  • Coming into Being Among the Australian Aboriginesby Ashley Montagu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This volume brings together all the evidence bearing upon the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines and subjects it to a scientific examination in the light of biological, social and psychological research. First published in 1937. This edition reprints the revised edition of 1974. more...

  • Rautahi: The Maoris of New Zealandby Joan Metge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A comprehensive study of the Maori in New Zealand, this book covers Maori history and culture, language and art and includes chapters on the following: Basic concepts in Maori culture Land Kinship Education Association Leadership & social control The Marae Hui Maori and Pakeha Maori spelling and pronunciation There is... more...

  • Contemporary Native American Cultural Issuesby Duane Champagne

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 92.99

    While Native American communities remain culturally innovative and continue to struggle for survival, researchers, teachers, and students lack texts that both represent the breadth of contemporary experiences and look toward the future. Editor Duane Champagne has assembled a volume of top scholarship reflecting the complexity and diversity of Native... more...

  • Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religionby Michael Banton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    As the basic questions of social structure were elucidated there came a quickening of interest among social anthropologists in the study of religion. Chapters in this book include: Religion as a Cultural System (Clifford Geertz) Colour Classification in Ndembu Religion (Victor W. Turner) Religion: Problems of Definition and Explanation (Melford... more...

  • Capital, Saving and Credit in Peasant Societiesby Raymond Firth; B.S. Yamey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The formation and management of capital are among the central issues in economic growth, especially in 'under-developed' countries, and form the main theme in this volume. The societies examined vary widely, both geographically and also in terms of types of social and economic structures. First published in 1964. more...

  • Djanggawulby Ronald M. Berndt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 385.00

    The Djanggawul religious cult is the focus for this study because it is more important to the Aborigines themselves than other religious cults in the north-eastern region of Arnhem land. The book includes chapters on the following: Significance of the Djanggawul The Djanggawul Myth and Content of the Myth The Djanggawul Songs The Djanggawul... more...

  • Social Change in Tikopiaby Raymond Firth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Re-visiting Tikopia a decade after his first visit, Raymond Firth here examines what impact the forces of modernization had on Tikopia society with regard to economics, law, politics and social affairs. Suffering a famine whilst there, the author also examined the issues of responsibility for the famine; problems of distribution in ceremonial and ritual;... more...

  • Elements of Social Organisationby Raymond Firth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    An illuminating introduction to the methods and problems of social anthropology, this book draws on a wide range of illustrations, including Raymond Firth's own experiences in New Zealand, Malaya and the Solomon Islands. The concept of social organisation is discussed with special reference to the role of individual choice and decision in social... more...

  • Anthropology and the Greeksby S.C. Humphreys

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The first section of the book deals with the history of the relationship of classical studies and anthropology. In the second section the more material aspects of ancient Greek life are considered and the author relates the economic history of the period to new approaches in archaeology and economic anthropology. The place of kinship in the social... more...