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  • Medicine, Magic and Religionby W. H. R. Rivers

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 54.95

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  • Anthropologies of Modernityby Jonathan Xavier Inda

    Wiley 2008; US$ 133.95 US$ 120.56

    This book brings together a range of anthropological writings that are inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault and examine Foucault’s contribution to current theories of modernity. Treats modernity as an ethnographic object by focusing on its concrete manifestations. Tackles issues of broad interest: from colonialism... more...

  • An Anthropology of Names and Namingby Gabriele vom Bruck; Barbara Bodenhorn

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 37.00

    This book provides the tools through which we examine the politics and power of names. more...

  • The Anthropology of the Stateby Aradhana Sharma; Akhil Gupta

    Wiley 2009; US$ 150.95 US$ 135.86

    This innovative reader brings together classic theoretical texts and cutting-edge ethnographic analyses of specific state institutions, practices, and processes and outlines an anthropological framework for rethinking future study of “the state”. Focuses on the institutions, spaces, ideas, practices, and representations that constitute... more...

  • After Kinshipby Janet Carsten

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    An approachable and original view of the past, present, and future of kinship in anthropology. more...

  • Evolution and Human Kinshipby Austin L. Hughes

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 104.99

    While there have been controversial attempts to link conclusions from sociobiological studies of animal populations to humans, few behavioral scientists or anthropologists have made serious progress. In this work, Austin Hughes presents a unique and well-defined theoretical approach to human social behavior that is rooted in evolutionary biology and... more...

  • Choice in Economic Contextsby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 123.99

    Part of the "Research in Economic Anthropology" series, this work contains 12 original papers, nine empirical ethnographic studies and three theoretical essays - all linked by a common concern with economic choice in various social and cultural situations. more...

  • New Blackby Rutledge M. Dennis

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 123.99

    Consists of research papers from an international community of specialists on race and ethnic relations. This book explores theoretical and empirical developments in the field. It is oriented towards graduate students and scholars in sociology who focus on race and ethnic relations. more...

  • Materiality and Societyby Tim Dant

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00

    This book examines the relationships between society and material culture: the interaction between people and things. Tim Dant argues that the traditional approach to material culture has focused on the symbolic meanings of objects, largely overlooking the material impact that objects have on everyday life in late modernity. Dant resists the now well-established... more...

  • Extraordinary Anthropologyby Jean-Guy A. Goulet

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    What happens when anthropologists lose themselves during fieldwork while attempting to understand divergent cultures? When they stray from rigorous agendas and are forced to confront radically unexpected or unexplained experiences? In Extraordinary Anthropology leading ethnographers from across the globe discuss the importance of the deeply personal... more...