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Anthropology

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Man and Cultureby Malinowski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This volume is a reassessment of Malinowski's work by a group of his former pupils and colleagues. A frank evaluation, not a eulogy, it examines the real and lasting importance of Malinowski's contribution to a range of subjects. more...

  • 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...