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  • Family and Social Change in an African Cityby Peter Marris

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • We the Tikopiaby Raymond Firth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Recognized as a major work when first published, this title has, over the years, become a classic. Forming the basis of modern social anthropology, We the Tikiopia stands in the forefront of its literature. The book is an excellent example of fieldwork analysis of a primitive society; a complete account of the working of a primitive kinship system;... more...

  • Habitat, Economy and Societyby C. Daryll Forde

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    An introduction to the ethnography and human geography of non-European peoples, this book deals with the economic and social life of a number of groups at diverse levels of cultural achievement and in different regions of the world. International in its scope the book covers: Malaysia, Africa, North America, Canada, Siberia, the Amazon, Eastern Solomon... more...

  • Kinship and the Social Order.by Meyer Fortes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Originally published in the UK in 1970. The central argument of this book is that the structuralist theory and method developed by British and American anthropologists in the study of kinship and social organization are the direct descendants of the researches of Lewis Henry Morgan. Re-examining Morgan's work, the book demonstrates how a tradition... more...

  • Urbanization as a Social Processby Kenneth Little

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Urbanization is probably the most important process taking place in African countries. This book provides a lucid and informative study of the significance of urbanization for social change in sub-Saharan Africa, which has vital implications for all developing regions. Originally published in 1974. more...

  • The Theory of Social Structureby S.F. Nadel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The main feature of this book is a discussion of 'role analysis' and its relevance to social structure. Arguing that the role system of a society is the matrix of its social structure, the author presents a detailed theoretical analysis of the problems inherent in this approach. Chapters cover: · The problems of role analysis. · Conformity and deviance... more...

  • Death and the Ancestorsby Jack Goody

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Deliberately considering relevant theories put forward by earlier writers and examining them in the light of the research for this particular book, the author spent over 100 days attending funeral ceremonies and he attended 25 burial services. First published in 1962. more...

  • The Foundations of Social Anthropologyby S.F. Nadel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Focussing on the methodology of social anthropology this book covers the following: · The aims of social anthropology · Observation and description · Psychology in observation · The material of observation · Institutions · Groupings · Explanation · Experimental anthropology · Psychological explanations · Function and pattern. Originally... more...

  • Food and Genderby Carole M. Counihan; Steven L. Kaplan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This volume examines, among other things, the significance of food-centered activities to gender relations and the construction of gendered identities across cultures. It considers how each gender's relationship to food may facilitate mutual respect or produce gender hierarchy. This relationship is considered through two central questions: How does... more...

  • Order and Rebellion in Tribal Africaby Max Gluckman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    These essays are mainly concerned with the development of some of Max Gluckman's ideas about African politics. He regarded frequent rebellions to replace incumbents of political offices (as against revolutions to alter the structure of offices) as inherent in these politics. Later he connected this situation with modes of husbandry, problems of the... more...