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  • Beauty Queens on the Global Stageby Colleen Ballerion Cohen; Richard Wilk; Beverly Stoeltje

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Modern beauty contests were invented by P.T. Barnum in the United States, but in the 20th century pageants and contests have spread across the entire world from Nepal to Tierra Del Fuego. Why are women (and sometimes men in drag) parading on stage such a universally appealing spectacle, attracting an audience in the billions? This book is the first... more...

  • Purdah: Status Of Indian Womenby Hauswirth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • India & Beyondby Van

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Rights, Cultures, Subjects and Citizensby Susanne Brandtstädter; Peter Wade; Kath Woodward

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This book questions the political logic of foregrounding cultural collectives in a world shaped by globalization and neoliberalization. Throughout the world, it is no longer only individuals, but increasingly collective "cultures" who are made responsible for their own regulation, welfare and enterprise. This appears as a surprising shift from the... more...

  • Contemporary Native American Cultural Issuesby Duane Champagne

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 39.99

    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$ 49.95

    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...