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  • Social Anthropologyby E.E. Evans-Pritchard

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Social Anthropology explains and illustrates the methods of modern anthropology, tracing its development from pre-nineteenth-century philosophical speculations and the empirical work of explorers, missionaries and colonial servants, up to the second half of the twentieth century. First published in 1951. more...

  • Meaning in Cultureby F. Allan Hanson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Meaning in Culture discusses the question of whether 'culture' refers to some superorganic entity that exists in its own right, or is only convenient short-hand for the shared beliefs and behaviour of human individuals. It also investigates the problem of relativism and explores the question of whether anthropology and the other social sciences are... more...

  • Seasonal Variations of the Eskimoby Marcel Mauss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Seasonal Variations of the Eskimo is one of the first books in anthropology to adopt a sociological approach to the analysis of a single society. Mauss links elements of anthropology and human geography, arguing that geographical factors should be considered in relation to a social context in all its complexity. The work is an illuminating source... more...

  • Death and the right handby Robert Hertz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in English 1960. The historical value of Hertz's writings is that they are a representative example of the culmination of two centuries of development of sociological thought in France, from Montesquieu to Durkheim and his pupils. In the intervening years since publication, that development has grown into the systematic comparative... more...

  • Socializationby Philip Mayer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This volume represents the first major effort to apply the distinctive techniques of British social anthropology to the subject of socialization. Along with methodological and theoretical discussion, there is a variety of new field material from Africa, Southeast Asia and elsewhere. First published in 1967. more...

  • Social Anthropology and Languageby Edwin Ardener

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Providing a critical framework for the consideration of the relationship between modern social anthropology and linguistics, this volume covers topics such as classification, symbolism, and structuralism. The relevance of the works of Saussure, LÚvi-Strauss and Chomsky is considered. There are two case-studies: the first outlines a 'social history'... more...

  • History and Social Anthropologyby I.M. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Examining the ways in which social anthropologists might gain from and contribute to, historical studies this volume contains papers on historical studies by anthropologists on 19th century Nupe, Yoruba and Benin and 17th century Cameroons in West Africa; on the succession in kingship in Buganda; and on the development of national politics in Albania.... more...

  • Arabian Essaysby Algosaibi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    First Published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Social Anthropology of Complex Societiesby Michael Banton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This volume illustrates how much the study of social anthropologists has encompassed other, non-primitive societies: rural Italy, urban Africa, village politics in India and the smaller ex-colonial territories of Fiji and Mauritius are just some of the areas covered by the book. The position and contribution of British community studies is also examined,... more...

  • Other Culturesby John Beattie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The first part of this book considers what kind of study social anthropology is, the types of questions social anthropologists ask and how they go about obtaining the answers. The second part discusses the more important fields in which social anthropologists have advanced our knowledge of other cultures: kinship and marriage, social order, economic... more...