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Anthropology

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  • 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...

  • Marxism and Anthropologyby Maurice Bloch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the uses made of anthropology by Marx and Engels, and the uses made of Marxism by anthropologists. Looking at the writings of Marx and Engels on primitive societies, the book evaluates their views in the light of present knowledge and draws attention to inconsistencies in their analysis of pre-capitalist societies. These inconsistencies... more...

  • Social Life of Early Manby S.L. Washburn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Attempting to reconstruct the life of early societies, particular emphasis is laid upon social behaviour among primates, as well as approaches from ethnology, prehistoric archaeology, geography, genetics, human stress biology and psychology. First published in 1962. more...

  • Japanese Cultureby Richard K. Beardsley; Robert J. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book presents an authoritative and illuminating insight into the development and most important characteristics of Japanese society and culture. Approaching the subject from a number of different points of view. Originally published in 1963. more...

  • Primitive Law, Past and Presentby A.S. Diamond

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book is a study of the beginnings of law and the 'primitive' stages of its development, from the first rudimentary rules of conduct to the codes of the legal systems. Its scope extends to both cultures and legal systems from the ancient and medieval past: those of the Babylonians and Assyrians, Hittites, Hebrews, Romans, Hindus, English and other... more...

  • Classification and Human Evolutionby Sherwood L. Washburn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This volume reviews the meaning of taxonomic statements and considers our present knowledge regarding the number and characteristics of species among living and extinct primates, including man and his ancestors. They also examine the relationship of behaviour changes and selection pressures in evolutionary sequences. First published in 1964. more...

  • Relationships, Residence and the Individualby Stephen Gudeman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    Representing a departure from traditional studies of social organisation, the book asserts that a kinship system is best understood as a system of concepts rather than as a set of empirical relationships. Three aspects of life in the Panamanian community of Los Boquerones are described First published in 1976. more...

  • The Demise of a Rural Economyby Stephen Gudeman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Bridging a gap between macro- and micro- viewpoints, the work shows the ways in which an economy is socially and historically determined. Subsistence is shown to be not only a form of agriculture but a determinant economic organisation and particular attention is paid to the problem of understanding patterns of distribution and the constitution of... more...

  • Marxist Analyses and Social Anthropologyby Maurice Bloch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Reflecting the first evaluation among British and American anthropologists of the relevance of Marxist theory for their discipline, the studies in this volume cover a wide geographical and social spectrum ranging from rural Indonesia, Imperial China, Highland Burma and the Abron kingdom of Gyaman. A critical survey assesses the value of some key... more...