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  • 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...

  • 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...