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VSA15-003 The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and the City
  Setha Low/ 9781138126091/ Price:ĘG 140.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and the City provides a comprehensive study of current and future urban issues on a global and local scale. Premised on an °•engaged°¶ approach to urban anthropology, the volume adopts a thematic approach that covers a wide range of modern urban issues, with a particular focus on those of high public interest. Topics covered include security, displacement, social justice, privatisation, sustainability, and preservation. Offering valuable insight into how anthropologists investigate, make sense of, and then address a variety of urban issues, each chapter covers key theoretical and methodological concerns alongside rich ethnographic case study material. The volume is an essential reference for students and researchers in urban anthropology, as well as of interest for those in related disciplines, such as urban studies, sociology, and geography.
   
SA15-478 Comparison in Anthropology: The Impossible Method
  Matei Candea/ 9781108465045/ Price:US$ 32.99
 
   
SA15-478 Making Signs, Translanguaging Ethnographies
  Ari Sherris/ 9781788921909/ Price:ĘG 29.95
 
   
SA15-478 Cooperation in Chinese Communities
  Charles Stafford/ 9781350077188/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
   
SA15-476 Engaging Anthropological Theory: A Social and Political History.
  Mark Moberg/ 9781138631342/ Price:ĘG 29.99
 
   
VA15-43 Human-Animal Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  McHugh, Susan/ 9781138810914/ Price:ĘG 900.00
 
Book Cover Human-Animal Studies is a burgeoning multidisciplinary enterprise. Human-Animal Studies places the relationships humans have with other animals, and the relations other animals have with humans, at the centre of scholarly enquiry, artistic practice, and political critique. It draws from, and engages with, subjects across the social sciences, the humanities, and beyond, including anthropology, archaeology, art, biological sciences, cultural studies, environmental studies, ethology, geography, gender studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, religious studies, science and technology studies, sociology, and visual culture. As research in and around Human-Animal Studies blossoms as never before, this new four-volume collection from Routledge°¶s Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature. Edited by two leading scholars, the collection gathers foundational and canonical work, together with innovative and cutting-edge applications and interventions. In particular, the editors have fully incorporated masterworks from South America, Asia, and Africa to capture a truly global diversity of perspectives. With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Human-Animal Studies is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as an essential database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed by scholars and students as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar°Xand sometimes overlooked°Xtexts.
   
SA15-476 Dialogues with Ethnography: Notes on Classics, and How I Read Them
  Jan Blommaert/ 9781783099498/ Price:ĘG 19.95
 
   
SA15-474 Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History
  Laura Miller/ 9780520297739/ Price:US$ 34.95
 
   
SA15-474 Women's Place in the Andes: Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology
  Florence E. Babb/ 9780520298170/ Price:US$ 34.95
 
   
SA15-471 Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches.
  H. Russell Bernard/ 9781442268883/ Price:US$ 78.00
 
   
SA15-471 Love in the Time of Ethnography: Essays on Connection as a Focus and Basis for Research.
  Lucinda Carspecken/ 9781498543170/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
   
SA15-469 An Anthropology of Contemporary Art.
  Thomas Fillitz/ 9781350016231/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
   
SA15-468 Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset.
  Hasbrouck, Jay/ 9781629581187/ Price:ĘG 110.00
 
   
SA15-466 Lived Experiences of Multiculture: The New Social and Spatial Relations of Diversity.
  Neal, Sarah/ 9781138645059/ Price:ĘG 85.00
 
   
GA15-1 Posthumanism: The Future of Homo Sapiens
  Bess, Michael/ 9780028664477/ Price:US$ 188.00
 
Book Cover Posthumanism: The Future of Homo Sapiens will provide an introduction to a vast array of scholarly perspectives on emergent technologies and biotechnologies used to modify or augment the capabilities of human beings. The handbook covers the fundamental aspects of how bioenhancement will become feasible, what shape these technologies are likely to take, and what sorts of concrete consequences they will have for people°¶s lives. This volume strives for both intellectual clarity and a genuinely accessible voice, always emphasizing the practical and moral implications of bioenhancement technologies. Posthumanism takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, integrating science and technology as well as the arts, humanities, religious perspectives, and ethics.
   
VSA15-001 The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Anthropology
  Coleman, Simon/ 9780415583954/ Price:ĘG 185.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Anthropology is an invaluable guide and major reference source for students and scholars alike, introducing its readers to key contemporary perspectives and approaches within the field. Written by an experienced international team of contributors, with an interdisciplinary range of essays, this collection provides a powerful overview of the transformations currently affecting anthropology. The volume both addresses the concerns of the discipline and comments on its construction through texts, classroom interactions, engagements with various publics, and changing relations with other academic subjects. Persuasively demonstrating that a number of key contemporary issues can be usefully analyzed through an anthropological lens, the contributors cover important topics such as globalization, law and politics, collaborative archaeology, economics, religion, citizenship and community, health, and the environment. The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Anthropology is a fascinating examination of this lively and constantly evolving discipline.
   
SA15-471 The Technocratic Antarctic: An Ethnography of Scientific Expertise and Environmental Governance.
  Jessica O'Reilly/ 9780801456923/ Price:US$ 26.95
 
   
SA15-471 Learning to be Tibetan: The Construction of Ethnic Identity at Minzu University of China.
  Miaoyan Yang/ 9781498544634/ Price:US$ 110.00
 
   
SA15-471 Ancestors: Who We Are and Where We Come From.
  David Hertzel/ 9781538104361/ Price:US$ 39.00
 
   
SA15-467 Sensing the World.
  David Le Breton/ 9781474246026/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
   
SA15-466 Indigeneity and the Sacred: Indigenous Revival and the Conservation of Sacred Natural Sites in the Americas.
  Sarmiento, Fausto/ 9781785333965/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
   
SA15-464 Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound.
  Guillebaud, Christine/ 9781138801271/ Price:ĘG 105.00
 
   
SA15-458 Mobility and Cosmopolitanism: Complicating the Interaction between Aspiration and Practice.
  Amit, Vered/ 9781138200531/ Price:ĘG 105.00
 
   
VSA15-001 The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology.
  Manderson, Lenore/ 9781138015630/ Price:ĘG 160.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology provides a contemporary overview of the key themes in medical anthropology. In this exciting departure from conventional handbooks, compendia and encyclopedias, the three editors have written the core chapters of the volume, and in so doing, invite the reader to reflect on the ethnographic richness and theoretical contributions of research on the clinic and the field, bioscience and medical research, infectious and non-communicable diseases, biomedicine, complementary and alternative modalities, structural violence and vulnerability, gender and ageing, reproduction and sexuality. As a way of illustrating the themes, a rich variety of case studies are included, presented by over 60 authors from around the world, reflecting the diverse cultural contexts in which people experience health, illness, and healing. Each chapter and its case studies are introduced by a photograph, reflecting medical and visual anthropological responses to inequality and vulnerability. An indispensible reference in this fastest growing area of anthropological study, The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology is a unique and innovative contribution to the field.
   
VSA15 Handbook of Indigenous Peoples' Rights
  Corinne Lennox/ 9781857439762/ Price:ĘG 39.99
 
This handbook is a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of indigenous peoples°¶ rights. Chapters by experts in the field examine legal, philosophical, sociological and political issues, addressing a wide range of themes at the centre of debates on the rights of indigenous peoples. The book addresses not only the major questions, such as °•Who are indigenous peoples? What is distinctive about their rights? How are their rights constructed and protected? What is the relationship between national indigenous rights regimes and international norms?°¶ but also themes such as culture, identity, genocide, globalization and development, and the environment. The book is divided into eight sections, which will each discuss and analyse a number of themes at the heart of the debates on the rights of indigenous peoples. Part 1: Indigeneity Part 2: Rights and Governance Part 3: Indigenous Women's Rights Part 4: Development and the Environment Part 5: Mobilization for Indigenous Peoples' Rights Part 6: Justice and Reparations Part 7: International Monitoring and Mechanisms for Indigenous Peoples' Rights Part 8: Regional Case Studies This book will be essential reading for academics working in the field, students on courses in human rights, international relations, political science, philosophy, sociology and law. It will also be of interest to practitioners and activists working in the indigenous rights field and in the human rights field more generally.
   
VA15-38 Environmental Anthropology, 4-Vols/Set.
  Kopnina, Helen/ 9780415708678/ Price:ĘG 940.00
 
Book Cover As environmental anthropology flourishes as never before, this new four-volume set from Routledge meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of academic and practical literature. Edited by a leading scholar, the collection assembles foundational and canonical work, together with innovative and cutting-edge applications and interventions. Fully indexed and introduced by Helen Kopnina, the four volumes provide a one-stop resource for all interested researchers, teachers, and advanced students who wish to understand how this thriving subdiscipline has emerged, and where it is today. VOLUME I: HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY VOLUME II: CENTRAL THEORIES WITHIN ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY VOLUME III: METHODOLOGY AND ETHNOGRAPHY OF CONTEMPORARY ISSUES VOLUME IV: INTERDISCIPLINARY LINKS
   
SA15-458 Pioneers of the Field: South Africa's Women Anthropologists.
  Bank, Andrew/ 9781107150492/ Price:US$ 99.99
 
   
SA15-457 Children.
  Allerton, Catherine/ 9781474258180/ Price:ĘG 80.00
 
   
SA15-457 World Anthropologies in Practice.
  Gledhill, John/ 9781474252607/ Price:ĘG 85.00
 
   
VSA15 Handbook of Indigenous Peoples' Rights
  Lennox, Corinne/ 9781857436419/ Price:ĘG 185.00
 
Book Cover This handbook is a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of indigenous peoples°¶ rights. Chapters by experts in the field examine legal, philosophical, sociological and political issues, addressing a wide range of themes at the centre of debates on the rights of indigenous peoples. The book addresses not only the major questions, such as °•Who are indigenous peoples? What is distinctive about their rights? How are their rights constructed and protected? What is the relationship between national indigenous rights regimes and international norms?°¶ but also themes such as culture, identity, genocide, globalization and development, and the environment. The book is divided into eight sections, which will each discuss and analyse a number of themes at the heart of the debates on the rights of indigenous peoples. Part 1: Indigeneity Part 2: Rights and Governance Part 3: Indigenous Women's Rights Part 4: Development and the Environment Part 5: Mobilization for Indigenous Peoples' Rights Part 6: Justice and Reparations Part 7: International Monitoring and Mechanisms for Indigenous Peoples' Rights Part 8: Regional Case Studies This book will be essential reading for academics working in the field, students on courses in human rights, international relations, political science, philosophy, sociology and law. It will also be of interest to practitioners and activists working in the indigenous rights field and in the human rights field more generally.
   
VA15-36 The SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America, 2-Vols/Set.
  Shujaa, Mwalimu J./ 9781452258218/ Price:ĘG 320.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America provides an accessible ready reference on the retention and continuity of African culture within the United States. Our conceptual framework holds, first, that culture is a form of self-knowledge and knowledge about self in the world as transmitted from one person to another. Second, that African people continuously create their own cultural history as they move through time and space. Third, that African descended people living outside of Africa are also contributors to and participate in the creation of African cultural history. Entries focus on illuminating Africanisms (cultural retentions traceable to an African origin) and cultural continuities (ongoing practices and processes through which African culture continues to be created and formed). Thus, the focus is more culturally specific and less concerned with the broader transatlantic demographic, political and geographic issues that are the focus of similar recent reference works. We also focus less on biographies of individuals and political and economic ties and more on processes and manifestations of African cultural heritage and continuity. Key features include: °E350 signed entries, each concluding with Cross-references and Further Readings °E150 figures and photos °EFront matter consisting of an Introduction and a Reader°¶s Guide organizing entries thematically to more easily guide users to related entries °ESigned articles concluding with cross-references
   
SA15-474 Engineering Mountain Landscapes: An Anthropology of Social Investment
  Laura L. Scheiber/ 9781607814337/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
   
SA15-465 Pigs and Persons in the Philippines: Human-Animal Entanglements in Ifugao Rituals.
  Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme/ 9780739190418/ Price:US$ 92.00
 
   
VA15-35 Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology, 2-Vols/Set.
  McGee, R. Jon/ 9781412999632/ Price:ĘG 320.00
 
Book Cover Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are rich subjects with deep connections in the social and physical sciences. Over the past 150 years, the subject matter and different theoretical perspectives have expanded so greatly that no single individual can command all of it. Consequently, both advanced students and professionals may be confronted with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they are only partially familiar, if they have heard of them at all. Students, in particular, are likely to turn to the web to find quick background information on theorists and theories. However, most web-based information is inaccurate and/or lacks depth. Students and professionals need a source to provide a quick overview of a particular theory and theorist with just the basics°Xthe °ßwho, what, where, how, and why°®. In response, SAGE Reference is publishing the two-volume Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. Features & Benefits: °ETwo volumes containing approximately 335 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resource available on anthropology theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. °ETo ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader's Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. °EAn appendix with a Chronology of Anthropology Theory allows students to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. °ESuggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry and a Master Bibliography at the end guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion.
   
VA15-34 Autoethnography, 4-Vols/Set.
  Sikes, Pat/ 9780857027856/ Price:ĘG 675.00
 
Book Cover From the 1980s onwards, there has been what has frequently been described as an auto/biographical turn in the social sciences and also in the arts and humanities. Changes in conceptions of self, society and identity, post-modern, post-structural and post-colonial influences and sensibilities to name but a few have all played their part in focusing attention on to, and valorising the perceptions and experiences of the individual. Now, at a time of exciting development for the subject, this new four-volume set seeks to capture the important articles that have come out of the field over the past decades. Framed by a newly-written introductory chapter, the collection includes work that spans disciplinary boundaries, bringing together a comprehensive resource taht will prove invaluable to scholars in the field.
   
SA15-426 A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology.
  Nolan, Riall W./ 9780470674604/ Price:US$ 219.95
 
   
SA15-450 Cultural Anthropology.
  National Geographic Learning/ 9781285050263/ Price:US$ 36.95
 
   
SA15-436 The Genealogical Science: The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology.
  El-haj, Nadia A./ 9780226201405/ Price:US$ 46.00
 
   
SA15-414 A Companion to Forensic Anthropology.
  Dirkmaat, Dennis C./ 9781405191234/ Price:US$ 228.95
 
   
VA15-33 Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2-Vols/Set.
  Wood, Bernard/ 9781405155106/ Price:US$ 720.00
 
Book Cover This comprehensive A to Z encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of important scientific terms related to improving our understanding of how we evolved. Specifically, the 5,000 entries cover evidence and methods used to investigate the relationships among the living great apes, evidence about what makes the behavior of modern humans distinctive, and evidence about the evolutionary history of that distinctiveness, as well as information about modern methods used to trace the recent evolutionary history of modern human populations. This text provides a resource for everyone studying the emergence of Homo sapiens.
   
VA15-32 Ethnography in Context, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hobbs, Dick/ 9781848600881/ Price:ĘG 645.00
 
Book Cover Ethnography is an extremely broad church, and the range of methodological stances adopted by ethnographers extends across theoretical, political and technological divides. As a method it is intense and often makes considerable personal demands on the researcher, but as an academic product, the ethnography can be a vivid document with human resonance impossible to recreate by the application of any other methodology. This collection emphasises something of the range of possibilities focusing on Ethnography in different settings. Implicit in the text is the very specific problems encountered by ethnographers engaging with these very specific fields. Volume One: The Urban Condition addresses attempts by ethnographers to describe and understand urban life. Volume Two: Work covers a range of employment experiences and highlights issues surrounding the ethnographic penetration of the work environment and the cultures that lay hidden within them. Volume Three: Body, Sport and Leisure considers the sociologies of health, sport and the body. Volume Four: Deviance features the move towards more contemporary forms of transgression in Ethnography itself.
   
SA15-447 Economic Anthropology.
  Hann, Chris/ 9780745644837/ Price:US$ 22.95
 
   
SA15-413 A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment.
  Mascia-Lees, Frances E./ 9781405189491/ Price:US$ 228.95
 
   
SA15-409 Ethnicity, Class and Aspiration: Understanding London's New East End.
  Butler, Tim/ 9781847426505/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
East London has undergone dramatic changes over the last 30 years, primarily as a result of London's large scale de-industrialisation and the rise in its financial sector. Large parts of inner East London remain deprived, but a once overwhelmingly white working class area is now home to a more complex and mobile class and ethnic mix. This topical book focuses on the aspirations of these different groups and the strategies they have pursued about where to live, driven in part by a concern to ensure a good education for their children. The book will be essential reading for students and academics in sociology, urban studies, geography and multicultural studies.
   
VA15-31 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook, 2-Vols/Set.
  Birx, H. James/ 9781412957380/ Price:ĘG 270.00
 
21st Century Anthropology represents the most up-to-date, comprehensive examination of ongoing research in the five major areas of this academic discipline: biological anthropology, archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. This groundbreaking reference handbook is a must-have resource for students, educators, scholars, researchers, libraries, professional institutions, and interested readers. Key Features °DIncludes more than 100 distinct chapters on a wide spectrum of topics in modern anthropology, each with citations, references, and further readings °DSurveys special topics in modern anthropology that overlap with geology, paleontology, biology, sociology, psychology, history, evolution theory, and natural philosophy °DPresents contributions written by leading international authorities and academic experts in the sciences and humanities °DExamines cutting-edge research areas as they relate to anthropology: computers, DNA and genetic engineering, environmental issues, forensic anthropology, gangs, human rights and dignity, infectious diseases, mass media, primate extinction and conservation, terrorism, twin studies, and violence and warfare °DCovers the basic concepts and perspectives in modern anthropological research, including cross-cultural studies and new areas of scientific inquiry
   
VA15-27 Cultural Anthropology, 4-Vols/Set.
  Fortun, Kim/ 9781412947336/ Price:ĘG 645.00
 
This Major Work is an authoritative overview of Cultural Anthropology in four volumes; i) Moorings: include articles -- by cultural anthropologists and others -- that have had a particularly forceful impact on the anthropological imagination in the last fifty years; ii) Modernities: explores the many ways cultural anthropologists have examined, critiqued and been part of modernist projects articles will work through topics such as nationalism, citizenship, human rights, etc.; iii) Emergence, explore anthropological work that has focused on the re-making of society and culture in the wake of massive change such as "globalization"; v) Engagements, examines engagements between anthropologists in different national and culltural contexts, engagements with other disciplines and engagements with the public sphere
   
SA15-402 Environmental Social Science: Human - Environment interactions and Sustainability.
  Moran, Emilio F./ 9781405105736/ Price:US$ 115.95
 
   
SA15-397 Plagues and Epidemics: Infected Spaces Past and Present
  Herring, D. A./ 9781847885470/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
The authors take us to places where epidemics are erupting, waning, or gone, and to other places where they have not yet arrived, but where a frightening story line is already in place. They explore public health bureaucracies and political arenas where the power lies to make decisions about what is, and is not, an epidemic. They look back into global history to uncover disease trends and look ahead to a future of expanding plagues within the context of climate change. The chapters are written from a range of perspectives, from the science of modeling epidemics to the social science of understanding them. Patterns emerge when people are engulfed by diseases labeled as epidemics but which have the hallmarks of plague. There are cycles of shame and blame, stigma, isolation of the sick, fear of contagion, and end-of-the-world scenarios. Plague, it would seem, is still among us.
   
This is Their Story: Caregiving from An African-American Perspective.
  nancy, lee/ 9783639204186/ Price:EUR 59.00
 
   
SA15-466 Food and Foodways in Asia.
  Cheung, Sidney C. H./ 9780415547048/ Price:ĘG 34.99
 
   
SA15-380 The Multicultural Challenge in Israel.
  Sagi, Avi/ 9781934843499/ Price:US$ 109.00
 
   
SA15-380 Cartographic Encounters: Indigenous Peoples and the Exploration of the New World.
  Short, John R./ 9781861894366/ Price:ĘG 22.50
 
In this major re-interpretation of American history, John Rennie Short argues that until now, both writing about and popular understanding of, the exploration and mapping of the New World has largely ignored the pivotal role played by indigenous people. European mapping of the New World was the product of an exchange of information, a °•cartographic encounter°¶ between newcomers and indigenous peoples. This encounter allowed Native Americans to parlay their deeper and wider knowledge of the land into a strong bargaining position, but in this very exchange lay the roots of the ultimate loss of their land. Based on extensive research, Cartographic Encounters will appeal to a general readership, specialists and students in the field of cartography, and those interested in the history of indigenous peoples. Both readable and considered, this new account of America°¶s exploration will also force a radical change in how we view Western exploration and discovery in general.
   
Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry.
  Bitton-Jackson, Livia/ 9781599215464/ Price:US$ 21.95
 
   
Sugar of the Crop: My Journey to Find the Children of Slaves.
  Butler, Sana/ 9781599213750/ Price:US$ 24.95
 
   
VA15-28 Representing Ethnography, 4-Vols/Set.
  Atkinson, Paul/ 9781412945981/ Price:ĘG 645.00
 
Qualitative research, especially ethnography, has seen a paradigm shift since 1968. This so-called 'Third Moment' was concerned with the critical issue of the textual representation of ethnographic work. There was a call for a turn towards texts that mirrored the messiness of social life, that were faithful to the many voices of social worlds, in which the artfulness of ethnographic writing was manifest and in which the ethnographer was visibly present in the text. Representing Ethnography brings together into one set all the important material on this 'rhetorical turn' in qualitative research. Many of the critiques of the rhetorical turn are particularly hard to obtain and have never been gathered together in an accessible way. Volume I focuses on the contexts and controversies of this type of discourse. Volume II covers the reading of qualitative research in a range of disciplines, such as sociology, anthropology and history, and gives classic examples of the ways in which text can be read. Volume III examines the rhetorical turn in terms of analysis and voice. Volume IV showcases how ethnographic realities are represented to give readers a good coverage of all the possibilities.
   
SA15-447 Food and Globalization: Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World.
  Nutzenadel, Alexander/ 9781845206796/ Price:ĘG 31.99
 
Food has a special significance in the expanding field of global history. Food markets were the first to become globally integrated, linking distant cultures of the world, and in no other area have the interactions between global exchange and local cultural practices been as pronounced as in changing food cultures. In this wide-ranging and fascinating book, the authors provide an historical overview of the relationship between food and globalization in the modern world. Together, the chapters of this book provide a fresh perspective on both global history and food studies. As such, this book will be of interest to a wide range of students and scholars of history, food studies, sociology, anthropology and globalization.
   
SA15-374 Jewish Peoplehood: Change and Challenge.
  Revivi, Menachem/ 9781934843246/ Price:US$ 70.00
 
   
SA15-367 Bells of Change: Kathak Dance, Women and Modernity in India.
  Chakravorty, Pallabi/ 9781905422470/ Price:ĘG 55.00
 
This is the first critical study of Kathak dance. The book traces two centuries of Kathak, from the colonial nautch dance to classical Kathak under nationalism and post-colonialism to transnationalism and globalization. Reorienting dance to focus on the lived experiences of dancers from a wide cross-section of society, the book narrates the history of Kathak from baijis and tawaifs to the global stage.
   
SA15-364 Bells of Change: Kathak Dance, Women and Modernity in India.
  Chakravorty, Pallabi/ 9781905422487/ Price:ĘG 21.00
 
This is the first critical study of Kathak dance. The book traces two centuries of Kathak, from the colonial nautch dance to classical Kathak under nationalism and post-colonialism to transnationalism and globalization. Reorienting dance to focus on the lived experiences of dancers from a wide cross-section of society, the book narrates the history of Kathak from baijis and tawaifs to the global stage.
   
Joshua and Isadora: A True Tale of Loss and Love in the Holocaust.
  Benanav, Michael/ 9781599212401/ Price:US$ 24.95
 
   
Michelle Obama: First Lady of Hope.
  Lightfoot, Elizabeth/ 9781599215211/ Price:US$ 14.95
 
   
VA15-26 Culture and Customs of the United States, 2-Vols/Set.
  Shearer, Benjamin F./ 9780313338755/ Price:ĘG 65.95
 
Volume 1: Customs and Society Ąh - The Land, the People, the Past, the Present Ąh - Relgion and Thought Ąh - Gender, Marriage, Family, and Education Ąh - Holidays and Leisure Volume 2: Culture Ąh - Cuisine and Fashion Ąh - Literature Ąh - Media and Cinema Ąh - Performing Arts Ąh - Art, Architecture, and Housing
   
VA15-24 Fields of Conflict: Battlefield Archaeology from the Roman Empire to the Korean War, 2-Vols/Set.
  Scott, Douglas/ 9780275993153/ Price:ĘG 120.95
 
To the world, battlefields represent sites of international conflict, places where the course of history is decided. On a national level, battlefields are places of pride and community identity, where the sacrifice and the courage of those who fought take on mythic status. Battlefield archaeology is a crucial tool for understanding how battles are fought and won, often revealing shocking conclusions at odds with the documentary record. Nothing shows the effects of strategies and tactics better than the evidence in the ground-physical evidence shows whether battle plans succeeded or failed and the effectiveness of planning versus luck. The editors of Fields of Conflict explore the ways in which battlefield archaeology clarifies our understanding of military tactics and strategy as they have evolved over the last 2000 years. In two volumes, they not only reveal new interpretations of classic battles, but show clearly how archaeology can be used regardless of geographic or temporal location, making this an ideal book for general reader and professional archaeologist or soldier alike. First showing the reader how to identify a battlefield from earthworks and particular artifacts, the authors then foster a new understanding of warfare by examining some of the best preserved battlefields in the world. From the ancient world, through the Middle Ages to World Wars I and II and the Korean war, the analysis of what gets left behind at the close of epic struggles shows all too painfully how men fought and died, and how decisions made by commanders shaped history even today. Yet more than history, battlefield archaeology can be deeply meaningful to relatives of soldiers today, who seek to know where their missing loved ones fought, died, and were possibly buried. While military archaeology has always been popular, this set is the first attempt to create a cohesive chronological interpretation for future study and understanding.
   
SE01-344 From Dynamics to Structure and Function of Model Bio-Molecular Systems.
  Fontaine-Vive, Fabien/ 9781586037413/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
The purpose of this thesis was to extend recent works on structure and dynamics of hydrogen bonded crystals to model bio-molecular systems and biological processes. The tools that are used are neutron scattering (NS) and density functional theory (DFT) and force field (FF) based simulation methods. The quantitative and parameter-free link (in the case of DFT methods) between structure and dynamics has been applied to strong hydrogen bonded crystals and bio-polymers such as collagen and DNA. In several SSHB crystals, DFT normal modes and molecular dynamics calculations revealed the mechanism of proton transfer as being driven by low frequency phonons. In DNA, the structure-dynamics-function is base-pair opening, which is related to various bio-physical processes like replication and transcription. Force field methods were used and normal mode analysis to identify modes with base-pair opening character. The oriented DNA films for experiments were made using the wet spinning method and the equipment was successfully installed and modernized during the thesis at ILL.
   
SA15-417 Beyond Words: Discourse and Critical Agency in Africa.
  Apter, Andrew/ 9780226023526/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
   
SA15-384 Decolonising Conservation: Caring for Maori Meeting Houses outside New Zealand.
  Sully, Dean/ 9781598743098/ Price:ĘG 110.00
 
   
VA09-319 Handbook of Asian American Psychology.
  Leong, Frederick T. L./ 9781412941334/ Price:ĘG 120.00
 
The Second Edition of the Handbook of Asian American Psychology fills a fundamental gap in the Asian American literature by addressing the full spectrum of methodological, substantive, and theoretical areas related to Asian American Psychology. This new edition provides important scholarly contributions by a new generation of researchers that address the shifts in contemporary issues for Asians and Asian Americans in the U.S.
   
VA09-315 Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology, The.
  Jackson, Yolanda Kaye/ 9781412909488/ Price:ĘG 140.00
 
During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved to what can be considered a significant and rapidly growing subfield within psychology. This volume represent a thorough overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic and minority issues and covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. Coverage includes contributions from all the major areas including: social; developmental; methodological; clinical; industrial/organizational; health; educational; and school and family psychology. Entries cover topics as diverse as: academic achievement; acculturation; affirmative action; community interventions; education; health; immigrants; prejudice; racial identity development; social ecology; stereotyping; teaching multiculturalism; tokenism; values; violence; and worldviews.
   
VA05-205 Handbook of Black Studies.
  Asante, Molefi Kete/ 9780761928409/ Price:ĘG 120.00
 
The Handbook has three main divisions: historical and cultural foundations; philosophical and conceptual basis; and critical and analytical concepts and brings together all the main research and scholarship in the field of African-American or black studies. All contributors are pre-eminent scholars in the field. The Editors are two of the most prominent scholars in the field with high name recognition. The Excellent 3-Part organization brings the latest conceptual and analytical thinking into focus.
   
VA05-195 Structuralism, 4-Vols/Set.
  Culler, Jonathan/ 9780415340892/ Price:ĘG 770.00
 
Structuralism is a broad intellectual movement in the humanities and social sciences that came to prominence in the 1960s. Representing the beginning of modern interdisciplinary work in what has come to be called "theory", it seeks not to explain the meaning of an object or event but to understand what made it possible. Taking as their methodological model the successes of the structural linguistics inaugurated by Ferdinand de Saussure, a group of thinkers in such fields as anthropology, literary and cultural studies, sociology and philosophy developed ambitious programs for the interdisciplinary study of the systems by which human beings make the world intelligible. Organized thematically, this four-volume collection explores the key areas of structuralism - and with a new introduction by the editor to guide the reader through the work, this is an essential collection of articles that provides a valuable research resource.
   
VA05-164 Narrative Methods, 4-Vols/Set.
  Atkinson, Paul/ 9781412901505/ Price:ĘG 645.00
 
In recent years, there has been a convergence of interest on narratives and lives from many qualitative and interpretative strands in the social sciences that encompass sociology and anthropology, health and nursing studies, educational research, cultural and communication analysis, cultural geography and the emergent fields of discourse and narrative analyses. In some contexts this is interpreted somewhat narrowly but these comprehensive volumes will adopt a more inclusive approach to reflect the current diversity of perspectives across the different social sciences. Here the broad term 'narrative' includes personal narratives, life histories, performances, testimonials and memories. This timely compilation: (a) demonstrate the deeply rooted nature of this approach across the social sciences; (b) reveal the contested nature of the narrative turn; (c) emphasise the methodological strengths and weakness associated with the collection and analysis of narrative, life story and performance; (d) break down the barriers between the disciplines in their uses of such material.
   
VA02-57 Edward Sapir: Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists, 3-Vols/Set.
  Koerner, E.F.K./ 9780415255073/ Price:ĘG 540.00
 
Edward Sapir (1884-1939), one of the foremost linguists and anthropologists of his time, is most widely known for his contributions to the study of North American Indian languages. A founder of ethnolinguistics, which considers the relationship of culture to language, he was also a principal developer of the American (descriptive) school of structural linguistics. The set includes a new introduction by the editor, as well as smaller section introductions, exploring and contextualising the main themes of the selections included. It also includes an index.
   
SA15-416 Contemporary Art and Anthropology.
  Schneider, Arnd/ 9781845201029/ Price:ĘG 100.00
 
Contemporary Art and Anthropology takes a new and exciting approach to representational practices within contemporary art and anthropology. Traditionally, the anthropology of art has tended to focus on the interpretation of tribal artifacts but has not considered the impact such art could have on its own ways of making and presenting work. The potential for the contemporary art scene to suggest innovative representational practices has been similarly ignored. This book challenges the reluctance that exists within anthropology to pursue alternative strategies of research, creation and exhibition, and argues that contemporary artists and anthropologists have much to learn from each others' practices. The contributors to this pioneering book consider the work of artists such as Susan Hiller, Francesco Clemente and Rimer Cardillo, and in exploring topics such as the possibility of shared representational values, aesthetics and modernity, and tattooing, they suggest productive new directions for practices in both fields.
   
SA15-326 World Anthropologies: Disciplinary Transformations in Systems of Power.
  Ribeiro, Gustave L./ 9781845201906/ Price:ĘG 90.00
 
Can a planetary anthropology cope with both the 'provincial cosmopolitanism' of alternative anthropologies and the 'metropolitan provincialism' of hegemonic schools? How might the resulting 'world anthropologies' challenge the current panorama in which certain allegedly national anthropological traditions have more paradigmatic weight - and hence more power - than others? Critically examining the international dissemination of anthropology within and across national power fields, contributors address these questions and provide the outline for a veritable world anthropologies project.
   
Household spending in Britain: What can it teach us about poverty?
  Brewer, Mike/ 9781861348548/ Price:ĘG 14.99
 
Much of the recent policy debate surrounding poverty in Britain focuses on income as a measure of living standards. In this report we consider one alternative to income for measuring poverty that has been largely overlooked in the mainstream poverty debate in the UK: namely household expenditure.
   
VA15-15 Encyclopedia of Anthropology, 5-Vols/Set.
  Birx, H. James/ 9780761930297/ Price:ĘG 780.00
 
This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1200 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by over 300 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished museums, universities, and institutes in the world. Special attention is given to: human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication. This groundbreaking Encyclopedia will be a must-have reference work for any library with collections in anthropology, as well as the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. It will provide students, educators, and a wide array of interested readers with a greater understanding of and deeper appreciation for those facts, concepts, methods, hypotheses, and perspectives that make up modern anthropology and related disciplines.
   
VA15-14 Companion to the Anthropology of Japan, A.
  Robertson, Jennifer/ 9780631229551/ Price:US$ 228.95
 
This book is an unprecedented collection of original essays by some of the world's most distinguished scholars of Japan. * Resists stale and misleading stereotypes, by presenting new perspectives on Japanese culture and society * Makes Japanese society accessible to readers unfamiliar with the country * Covers a broad range of issues, including the colonial roots of anthropology in the Japanese academy; eugenics and nation building; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and fashion and food cultures Contents Synopses of Contents Notes on Contributors Part I: Introduction Part II: Cultures, Histories, and Identities Part III: Geographies and Boundaries, Spaces and Sentiments Part IV: Socialization, Assimilation, and Identification Part V: Body, Blood, Self, and Nation Part VI: Religion and Science, Beliefs and Bioethics Index
   
VA09-297 Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence, The.
  Roehlkepartain, Eugene/ 9780761930785/ Price:ĘG 120.00
 
The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence breaks new ground by articulating the state of knowledge in the area of childhood and adolescent spiritual development. Featuring a rich array of theory and research from an international assortment of leading social scientists in multiple disciplines, this book represents work from diverse traditions and approaches making it an invaluable resource for scholars across a variety of disciplines and organizations. Key Features: * Presents a wealth of interdisciplinary theory and research, as well as proposals for future areas of inquiry, to help move spiritual development into a mainstream field of learning * Provides the first comprehensive collection of social science research on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence to introduce the topic engagingly to students * Features the works of scholars from around the world in multiple disciplines (psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and educational philosophy) to present a diversity of traditions and approaches * Includes introductions to the volume as well as to each section that provide overviews and syntheses of key concepts.
   
VA06-128 Free Will, 4-Vols/Set.
  Fischer, Jonathan/ 9780415327268/ Price:ĘG 950.00
 
Over the last three decades there has been a tremendous amount of philosophical work in the Anglo-American tradition on the cluster of topics pertaining to Free Will. Of course, this work has in many instances built on and extended the historical treatments of this great area of philosophical interest. The issues range from fairly abstract philosophical questions about the logic of arguments about human freedom (and its relationship to prior predictability of our choices and actions, or God's foreknowledge, or causal determinism and scientific explanation) to more concrete practical questions about legal and criminal accountability. The contemporary work has in some instances been in the form of lively debates between proponents of different viewpoints, and the literature is characterized by a genuine vitality. Work has appeared in a wide variety of different places: academic and (and even trade) monographs, anthologies, philosophical and legal academic journals, and conference proceedings. This collection selects the very best of this material and presents it in a single, accessible set of volumes.
   
SA15-369 Why America's Top Pundits Are Wrong: Anthropologists Talk Back.
  Besteman, Catherine/ 9780520243552/ Price:US$ 49.95
 
   
VA17-34 Folklore, 4-Vols/Set.
  Dundes, Alan/ 9780415316620/ Price:ĘG 905.00
 
The academic study of folklore is a worldwide, interdisciplinary field spanning the humanities and the social sciences. It is very much tied to nationalism and national identity and for this reason it has often been the smaller countries that have led the way in terms of providing theory and method. There are many significant articles, mostly written by European folklorists, which remain essentially unavailable to most folklore students. Many appear in periodicals, which are not readily available, such as fabula (folktale studies) and proverbium (proverb studies). This set of volumes provides students and researchers with a comprehensive collection of articles covering the principal theoretical and methodological concepts.
   
VA17-28 Shamanism: Critical Concepts in Sociology, 3-Vols/Set.
  Znamenski, Andrei A./ 9780415311922/ Price:ĘG 700.00
 
Mircea Eliade descibed shamanism as the primal religion of humanity, the 'archaic technique of ecstasy'. The books of best-selling author Carlos Castaneda made it part of popular culture. Since the 1960s shamanism has continued to attract the attention of scholars, artists, writers and the general public. The most intriguing aspect of this religion is the ability of shamans to enter into contact with spirits on behalf of their communities. The first eighteenth-century explorers of Siberia dubbed shamanism a blatant fraud. Later, academic observers stamped it as 'neurotic delusion'. In the 1960s shamans were recast as 'wounded healers', who sacrifice their lives for the spiritual well being of their communities. Many current writers and scholars treat shamanism as ancient wisdom that has much to teach us about true spirituality. This anthology tells the story of shamanism in Eurasia, North and South America, Africa and Australia. It brings together for the first time fifty-six articles and book excerpts by anthropologists, psychologists, religious scholars and historians, illustrating the variety of views on this subject.
   
VA17-16 Encyclopedia of Protestantism, The. 4-Vols/Set.
  Hillerbrand, Hans J./ 9780415924726/ Price:ĘG 615.00
 
Routledge is proud to announce the publication of a new major reference work from world renowned scholar Hans J. Hillerbrand. The Encyclopedia of Protestantism is the definitive reference to the history and beliefs that continue to exert a profound influence on Western thought. Featuring entries written by an international team of specialists, the Encyclopedia traces the course of Protestantism from its beginnings prior to 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, to the vital and diverse international scene of the present day.
   
VA15-9-9i Coming into being Among the Australian Aborigines: The Procreative Beliefs of the Australian Aborigines.
  Montagu, Ashley/ 9780415330589/ Price:ĘG 205.00
 
This volume brings together all the evidence bearing upon the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines and subjects it to a scientific examination in the light of biological, social and psychological research. 1. Introduction 2. The Arunta, the type pattern of Australian culture 3. The procreative beliefs of the Central Australian Aborigines 4. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of Northern Australia 5. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of North-Eastern Australia, Queensland, and Cape York Peninsula 6. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of North-Western Australia 7. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of Western Australia 8. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of Southern, South-Eastern, and Eastern Australia 9. A summary account of the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines 10. The critical theories relating to the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines 11. Phallic ceremonies and so-called phallic worship 12. Subincision and its alleged relationship to procreation 13. Maternity and paternity in Australia 14. Nescience, science, and psychoanalysis 15. Tradition, experience, and belief
   
VA15-9-9h Rautahi: The Maoris of New Zealand.
  Metge, Joan/ 9780415330572/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
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: °P Basic concepts in Maori culture °P Land °P Kinship °P Education °P Association °P Leadership & social control °P The Marae °P Hui °P Maori and Pakeha °P Maori spelling and pronunciation There is an extensive glossary, bibliography and index.
   
VA15-9-9g Diary in the Strictest Sense of the Term, A.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415330565/ Price:ĘG 225.00
 
The volume presents the diary of one of the great anthropologists at a crucial time in his career. Malinowski's major works grew out of his findings on field trips to New Guinea and North Melanesia from 1914-1918. His journals cover a considerable part of that period of pioneer research. The diary contains observations of native life and customs and vivid descriptions of landscapes. Many entries reveal his approach to his work and the sources of his thought. In his introduction, Raymond Firth discusses the significance of the notebooks which formed the basis for this volume.
   
VA15-9-9f Migrations, Myth and Magic from the Gilbert Islands: Early Writings of Sir Arthur Grimble.
  Grimble, Rosemary/ 9780415330558/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
This book is a collection of Arthur Grimble's field notes and early writings, brought together in book form with linking pieces and a large number of illustrations. There are chapters on cannibalism and head hunting, on astronomy and on many aspects of the lives of the Gilbertese people from birth to death.
   
VA15-9-9e Sorcerers of Dobu: The Social Anthropology of the Dobu Islanders of the Western Pacific.
  Fortune, R. F./ 9780415330541/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
Ever since its first publication in 1932, Sorcerers of Dobu has been recognized as one of the great triumphs of anthropological research and interpretation in the field of ethnography. A rich source of information on primitive psychology, the book presents sociological analysis of the complex tribal organisation of the Dobuans.
   
VA15-9-9d Mambu: A Melanesian Millenium.
  Burridge, K. O. L./ 9780415330534/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
Mambu is the name of a native of New Guinea who led what has become known as a 'Cargo' cult. These cults, common in Melanesia, are partly religious, political and economic in nature. Participants in the cult engage in exotic rites, the purpose of which is to gain possession of European manufactured goods, such as knives, medicines, razor blades, tinned foods etc. The volume discusses why these cults occur and examines a way of life of a New Guinea people and their reactions to European penetration and achievement.
   
VA15-9-9c Chimbu, The: A Study of Change in the New Guinea Highlands.
  Brown, Paula/ 9780415330527/ Price:ĘG 205.00
 
In 1933 an Australian expedition discovered in the New Guinea Highlands a people who had for thousands of years been living isolated from the civilized world, the Chimbu. Never before was the westernization of an isolated people so thoroughly examined. This volume illustrates, contrary to widely held preconceptions about the nature of primitive societies, that the Chimbu have always been an adaptable people, whose concern for the present and for change has surpassed their attachment to tradition and the past. 1. Introduction 2. The Chimbu View of Past and Future 3. The Kinds of Variation and Change 4. Chimbu Pre-History 5. Chimbu's First Contact with Europeans 6. Domestic and Local Groups 7. Groups and Segments 8. Big Men and Small 9. Cycles and Transactions 10. Strife 11. Warfare 12. The Process of Change 13. The Forces of Change 14. Material and Technological Change 15. Economic Change 16. Local Leadership and Activities 17. Conflict Today 18. Kondom's Kingdom 19. Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose
   
VA15-9-9b Under the Ivi Tree: Society and Economic Growth in Rural Fiji.
  Belshaw, Cyril S./ 9780415330510/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
This study concerns the differentials of economic growth among the Fijian people. It brings together relevant factors drawn from social, cultural, economic and political analysis. As a case study in economic growth, it portrays the interplay between individuals and the social and economic conditions which surround them, and demonstrates the limitations of the institutions within which they function. Controversial points of interpretation are discussed and supported with documentation gathered from field-work.
   
VA15-9-9a Great Village, The: The Economic and Social Welfare of Hanuabada.
  Belshaw, Cyril S./ 9780415330503/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
This book is the first systematic study of the urban Papuan and analyses, among other things, the family, household budgets, the proliferation of ceremonial and the re-birth of sorcery. The study can be compared, from the point of view of methods and research problems, with the increasing number of accounts of the urbanization of traditional societies, particularly in Africa. Hanuabada is not, however, 'de-tribalized' and it has maintained its boundaries intact against overwhelming immigration. 1. Hanuabada and the problem of welfare 2. Basic residence and relationship pattern 3. Social relations in production and ownership 4. Demography and health 5. Income 6. Budgets 7. The material level of living 8. Trade 9. 'Private' ceremonial exchange marriage 10. 'Public' ceremonies and feasting 11. Marital relations 12. From birth to adolescence 13. Religion 14. Sorcery and its implications 15. The body politic 16. Race relations 17. The conditions of welfare
   
VA15-9-8d Caste and Kinship in Kangra.
  Parry, Jonathan P./ 9780415330497/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
This study is a major addition to understanding the problems of social inequality and the nature of caste and kinship. A full account is given of the social structure of the region, emphasizing the continuity of principles, which govern relations between castes and relationships within castes. The ethnographic data bear in particular on: the nature of untouchability; models of caste ranking; the way in which 'traditional' family structures adapt to a diversification of the economy and the debate about the 'instability' of regimes of generalized exchange.
   
VA15-9-8c Western India in the Nineteenth Century.
  Kumar, Ravinder/ 9780415330480/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
Hinduism flourished in the districts around Poona in Bombay to a far greater extent than in the rest of India, hence the problems facing the British administrators of Maharashtra were quite different from those confronting them in other parts of India. The solutions they proposed and the policies which emerged determined the social changes which took place in the Maharashtra in the nineteenth century. This book analyses these changes by focussing on the rise of new social groups and the dissemination of new values and shows how these social groups and values interacted with the traditional order in Maharashtra to create a stable regional society.
   
VA15-9-8b Apa Tanis and Their Neighbours: A Primitive Society of the Eastern Himalayas.
  Furer-Haimendorf, Christoph von/ 9780415330473/ Price:ĘG 205.00
 
Inhabiting a secluded valley in the Eastern Himalayas, the Apa Tanis remained virtually unknown to the outside world until 1944-45 when the author spent several months in their villages, studying their internal social structure as well as their political and economic relations with neighbouring tribes. The economy of the Apa Tanis, who knew neither the principle of animal traction nor the wheel, resembled that of certain Neolithic societies, but the methods used in the exploitation of their natural environment were far from primitive, and a developed agriculture enabled a population of some 20,000 to live in one valley of 20 square miles.
   
VA15-9-8a Land and Social Change in East Nepal: A Study of Hindu-Tribal Relations.
  Caplan, Lionel/ 9780415330466/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
This book examines the relations between the Limbus, an indigenous tribal people in East Nepal, and the Hindus who have entered their region during the past two hundred years. Describing the divisions which have arisen between the two groups as a result of confrontation over land, the book nonetheless stresses how they are linked by ties of economic and political interdependence and in so doing, explores the link between culture and politics.
   
VA15-9-7d People of Aritama: The Cultural Personality of a Colombian Mestizo Village.
  Reichel-Dolmatoff, Gerard/ 9780415330459/ Price:ĘG 205.00
 
This book covers the life of a small Mestizo community in Columbia, with its people and institutions, its traditions in the past and its outlook on the future. Chapters include: °P information on the health and nutritional status of the community °P discussion of formal education and certain sets of patterned attitudes such as those which refer to work, illness, food and personal prestige.
   
VA15-9-7b Relationships, Residence and the Individual.
  Osborne, Harold/ 9780415330435/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
Representing a departure from traditional studies of social organisation, the book asserts that a kinship system is best understood as a system of concepts rather than as a set of empirical relationships. Three aspects of life in the Panamanian community of Los Boquerones are described 1. The country, people and problem 2. Village life and ties to the larger society 3. Economic organization 4. God, the devil and the saints 5. The individual 6. The household 7. The household and the elementary family 8. From natal to conjugal household 9. Forms of conjugal relations 10. Conjugal instability 11. Extra-domestic kinship and affinity 12. Forming the 'compadrazgo' 13. The structure of 'compadrazgo' 14. Relationships, residence, religion and the individual
   
VA15-9-7a Demise of a Rural Economy: From Subsistence to Capitalism in a Latin American Village, The.
  Gudeman, Stephen/ 9780415330428/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
Bridging a gap between macro- and micro- viewpoints, the work shows the ways in which an economy is socially and historically determined. Subsistence is shown to be not only a form of agriculture but a determinant economic organisation and particular attention is paid to the problem of understanding patterns of distribution and the constitution of the surplus in the peasant economy. 1. Anthropological economics and a small village 2. An economy evolves 3. Household production: subsistence and surplus 4. The production process 5. Organizing a labour force 6. The seeds of a transformation 7. Horizons and reflections
   
VA15-9-6p Social Life of Early Man.
  Washburn, S. L./ 9780415330411/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-6n Japanese Culture: Its Development and Characteristics.
  Smith, Robert J./ 9780415330398/ Price:ĘG 235.00
 
   
VA15-9-6m Foundations of Social Anthropology, The.
  Nadel, S. F./ 9780415330381/ Price:ĘG 185.00
 
   
VA15-9-6l Egyptian Religion.
  Morenz, Siegfried/ 9780415330374/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
   
VA15-9-6k Socialization: the approach from Social Anthropology.
  Mayer, Philip/ 9780415330367/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
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. 1. Philip Mayer Introduction 2. Audrey I. Richards Socialization and Contemporary British Anthropology Retrospect 3. Gustav Jahoda A Psychologist's Perspective 4. Esther Goody Kinship Fostering in Gonja: Deprivation or Advantage 5. Barbara B. Lloyd Yoruba Mothers' Reports of child-rearing: Some Theoretical and Methodological Considerations 6. Barbara E. Ward Temper Tantrums in Kau Sai: Some Speculations upon their Effects 7. Paul Spencer The Function of Ritual in the Socialization of the Samburu Moran 8. Philip and Iona Mayer Socialization by Peers: the Youth Organization of the Red Xhosa 9. J.S. La Fontaine Two Types of Youth Group in Kinshasa (Leopoldville) 10. William Wilder Socialization and Social Structure in a Malay Village 11. Anthony Forge Learning to See in New Guinea 12. J.B. Loudon Teasing and Socialization on Tristan da Cunha
   
VA15-9-6j Seasonal Variations of the Eskimo.
  Mauss, Marcel/ 9780415330350/ Price:ĘG 235.00
 
   
VA15-9-6i Social Context of Violent Behaviour, The: A Social Anthropological Study in an Israeli Immigrant Town.
  Marx, Emanuel/ 9780415330343/ Price:ĘG 235.00
 
Violent behaviour occurs in every society. It grows out of the social order and can therefore be understood only in a social context. This book examines an orderly and relatively tranquil society, a small Israeli town settled by new immigrants, which is run by public agencies who pour in their resources to maintain the inhabitants. Circumstances have made the town an egalitarian society, but also limit its members' economic opportunities. This society has produced its special combinations of violent behaviour. The analysis extensively employs the 'case method' which has increasingly been used by social anthropologists.
   
VA15-9-6h History and Social Anthropology.
  Lewis, I. M./ 9780415330336/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-6g Social Anthropology of Radcliffe-Brown, The.
  Kuper, Adam/ 9780415330329/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-6f Meaning in Culture.
  Hanson, F. Allan/ 9780415330312/ Price:ĘG 205.00
 
   
VA15-9-6e Social Anthropology.
  Evans-Pritchard, E. E./ 9780415330305/ Price:ĘG 235.00
 
   
VA15-9-6d Other Cultures: Aims, Methods and Achievements in Social Anthropology.
  Beattie, John/ 9780415330299/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-6c Social Anthropology of Complex Societies.
  Banton, Michael/ 9780415330282/ Price:ĘG 235.00
 
   
VA15-9-6b Relevance of Models for Social Anthropology, The.
  Banton, Michael/ 9780415330275/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-6a Social Anthropology and Language.
  Ardener, Edwin/ 9780415330268/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
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, Levi-Strauss and Chomsky is considered. There are two case-studies: the first outlines a 'social history' of the succession of pidgins that are documented on the West African coast, ending with Pidgin English. The second analyzes the status of three language varieties used in a 'trilingual' community in the Carnian Alps. Edwin Ardener, Introductory Essay: Social Anthropology and Language Part I: Social Anthropology, Language, and Sociolinguistics 1. Hilary Henson Early British Anthropologists and Language 2. R.H. Robins Malinowski Firth, and the 'Context of Situation' 3. Dell Hymes Sociolinguistics and the Ethnography of Speaking 4. J.B. Pride Customs and Cases of Verbal Behaviour Part II: Multilingualism and Social Categories 5. W.H. Whiteley A Note on Multilingualism 6. Elisabeth Tonkin Some Coastal Pidgins of West Africa 7. N. Denison Some Observations on Language Variety and Plurilingualism 8. D. Crystal Prosodic and Paralinguistic Correlates of Social Categories Part III: Social Anthropology and Language Models 9. Edwin Ardener Social Anthropology and the Historicity of Historical Linguistics 10. G.B. Milner The Quartered Shield: Outline of a Semantic Taxonomy 11. Some Ideas of Saussure applied to Buryat Magical Drawings
   
VA15-9-5e Interpretation of Ritual, The.
  Fontaine, J. S. La/ 9780415330251/ Price:ĘG 190.00
 
A revival of interest in primitive religion has been one of the most marked characteristics of British social anthropology of recent years. Inspired by the work of Audrey Richards, whose writing on ritual contains many of the insights that have been developed in later studies, this volume uses material drawn from all over Africa and Polynesia. The contributors include: Raymond Firth, Esther Goody, Aidan Southall, R.G. Abrahams, Edwin Ardener, J.S. La Fontaine, Monica Wilson, Elizabeth Bott, Edmund Leach and P.H. Gulliver. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Raymond Firth Verbal and bodily rituals of greeting and parting 3. Esther Goody 'Greeting', 'begging', and the presentation of respect 4. Aidan Southall Twinship and symbolic structure 5. R.G. Abrahams Spirit, twins, and ashes in Labwor, Northern Uganda 6. Edwin Ardener Belief and the problem of women 7. J.S. La Fontaine Ritualization of women's life-crises in Bugisu 8. Monica Wilson The Wedding cakes: a study of ritual change
   
VA15-9-5d Death and the Right Hand.
  Hertz, Robert/ 9780415330244/ Price:ĘG 235.00
 
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 study of primitive institutions, based on a great body of ethnographic facts from all over the world: in effect social anthropology. Contents: A Contribution to the Study of the Collective Representation of Death 1. The Intermediary Period 2. The Final Ceremony 3. Conclusion The Pre-eminence of the Right Hand: A Study in Religious Polarity 1. Organic Asymmetry 2. Religious Polarity 3. The Characteristics of Right and Left 4. The Functions of the Two Hands 5. Conclusion
   
VA15-9-5c Rites of Passage, The.
  Gennep, Arnold van/ 9780415330237/ Price:ĘG 145.00
 
   
VA15-9-5b Djanggawul: An Aboriginal Religious Cult of North-Eastern Arnhem Land.
  Berndt, Ronald M./ 9780415330220/ Price:ĘG 220.00
 
   
VA15-9-5a Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion.
  Banton, Michael/ 9780415330213/ Price:ĘG 235.00
 
   
VA15-9-4f We the Tikopia.
  Firth, Raymond/ 9780415330206/ Price:ĘG 190.00
 
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; and an exhaustive and sophisticated study of Polynesian social institutions. Contents: 1. In Primitive Polynesia 2. Adjustment to Civilization 3. Village Life 4. Household and Family 5. Personal Relations in the Family Circle 6. The Kin of Father and Mother 7. The Language of Kinship 8. Dirges for Dead Kin 9. Co-operation and Constraint in Marriage Relationships 10. 'House' and Clan 11. Principles of Lang Tenure 12. A Modern Population Problem 13. Firing the Ovens of Youth 14. Sociology of Sex 15. Marriage by Capture 16. Kinship and Social Stability
   
VA15-9-4e Themes in Economic Anthropology.
  Firth, Raymond/ 9780415330190/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
The main focus of the volume - the processes of choice and decision-making in different economic systems - offers exceptional scope for the convergence of economic and anthropological perspectives. It concentrates on transactions that both express and influence social relationships and values. Covering a wide geographic area there are specific studies on societies in Equatorial Africa, Colombia, South India and the Balkans. Contents: 1. Raymond Firth, Themes in Economic Anthropology 2. Leonard Joy, One Economist's View of the Relationship between Economics and Anthrpology 3. Ronald Frankenberg, Economic Anthropology 4. Percy S. Cohen, Economic Analysis and Economic Man 5. Mary Douglas, Primitive Rationing: A Study in Controlled Exchange 6. Fredrik Barth, Economic Sphere in Darfur 7. Leonard Joy, An Economic Homologue of Barth's Presentation of Economic Spheres in Darfur 8. Sutti Ortiz, The Structure of Decision-making among Indians of Colombia 9. Scarlett Epstein, Productive Efficience and Customary Systems of Rewards in Rural South India 10. Lorraine Baric, Traditional Groups and New Economic Opportunities in Rural Yugoslavia
   
VA15-9-4d Social Change in Tikopia.
  Firth, Raymond/ 9780415330183/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
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; institutional developments from the famine. Contents: 1. Tikopia Re-Studied 2. On the Threshold of Modernity 3. Critical Pressures on Food Supply and their Economic Effects 4. Tikopia Society in Famine 5. Economic Resources and Influence of the External Market 6. Changes in Rights Over Land 7. Indices of Social Movement: Patterns of Residence and of Marriage 8. Changes in Descent Groups 9. Changes in the Political System 10. Modifications in Social Control 11. Processes in Social Change
   
VA15-9-4c Primitive Polynesian Economy.
  Firth, Raymond/ 9780415330176/ Price:ĘG 190.00
 
A great classic of British anthropology, Primitive Polynesian Economy is structured as follows: °P Problems of Primitive Economics °P Food and Population in Tikopia °P Knowledge, Technique and Economic Lore °P The Labour Situation °P Ritual in Productive Activity °P Economic Functions of the Chiefs °P Property and Capital in Production °P Principles of Distribution and Payment °P Exchange and Value °P Characteristics of a Primitive Economy Contents: 1. Problems of Primitive Economics 2. Food and Population in Tikopia 3. Knowledge, Technique, and Economic Lore 4. The Labour Situation 5. Ritual in Productive Activity 6. Economic Functions of the Chiefs 7. Property and Capital in Production 8. Principles of Distribution and Payment 9. Exchange and Value 10. Characteristics of a Primitive Economy Appendix 1. Synoptic Record of a Tikopia Year (1928-9) 2. Some Linguistic Categories in Tikopia Distribution and Exchange 3. Exchange Rates in a Culture Contact Situation
   
VA15-9-4b Elements of Social Organisation.
  Firth, Raymond/ 9780415330169/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
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 affairs and the nature of social change. Social organisation in relation to economic, aesthetic, moral and religious values is also examined. Contents: 1. The Meaning of Social Anthropology 2. Structure and Organization in a Small Community 3. Social Change in Peasant Communities 4. The Social Framework of Economic Organization 5. The Social Framework of Primitive Art 6. Moral Standards and Social Organization 7. Religion in Social Reality
   
VA15-9-4a Capital, Saving and Credit in Peasant.
  Firth, Raymond/ 9780415330152/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
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. Contents: 1. Raymond Plant, Capital, Saving and Credit in Peasant Societies: A Viewpoint from Economic Anthropology 2. Lorraine Baric, Some Aspects of Credit, Saving and Investment in a 'Non-Monetary' Economy (Rossel Island) 3. Scarlett Epstein, Personal Capital Formation among the Tolai of New Britain 4. Fredrick Barth, Capital, Investment and the Social Structure of a Pastoral Nomad Group in South Persia 5. Joel M. Halpern, Capital, Saving and Credit among Lao Peasants 6. F.G. Bailey, Capital, Saving and Credit in Highland Orissa (India) 7. M.G. Swift, Capital, Saving and Credit in a Malay Peasant Economy 8. Marjorie Topley, Capital, Saving and Credit among Indigenous Rice Farmers and Immigrant Vegetable Farmers in Hong Kong's New Territories 9. C.S. Belshaw, Institutions for Capital formation and Distribution among Fijians 10. Joan Metge, Rural Local Savings Associations (Maori Komiti) in New Zealand's Far North 11. Alice Dewey, Capital, Credit and Saving in Javanese Marketing 12. Sidney W. Mintz, The Employment of Capital by Market Women in Haiti 13. Manning Nash, Capital, Saving and Credit in a Guatemalan and a Mexican Indian Peasant Society 14. Raymond T. Smith, Ethnic Difference and Peasant Economy in British Guiana 15. Burton Benedict, Capital, Saving and Credit among Mauritian Indians 16. Bert F. Hoselitz, Capital Formation, Saving, and Credit in Indian Agricultural Society 17. B.S. Yamey, The Study of Peasant Economic Systesm: some Concluding Comments and Questions
   
VA15-9-3g West Country Village, Ashworthy, A: Family Kinship and Land.
  Williams, William Morgan/ 9780415330145/ Price:ĘG 205.00
 
This volume examines the effects of rural depopulation as a process on the structure of family and kinship within one small rural area, analysing the spatial relationships of social and economic change. Part One documents these relationships in the context of family farming; the second part is largely devoted to the effects of demographic change on the structure of family and kinship within one small community. Contents: Part 1 1. Ashworthy 2. The Lane 3. Man and the Land (I) 4. Man and the Land (II) Part 2 Introduction 5. Population Change 6. Family and Kinship 7. Kinship and Social Life Conclusion Appendices 1. Male and Female Labour on Farms 2. Sex Ratio, Age Structure, Marital Status and Size of Household 3. Family Types and Number of Children per Family
   
VA15-9-3f Rethinking Kinship and Marriage.
  Needham, Rodney/ 9780415330138/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
This volume is concerned with two of the fundamental topics of social anthropology, kinship and marriage, approached from a variety of viewpoints by an international group of contributors of diverse experience and background. The wide range of subjects examined includes: Incest, epistemology, linguistics, prescriptive alliance and methodology. Fieldwork from the following countries is drawn on: Burma, Sri Lanka, New Guinea, Australia, Africa and South America.
   
VA15-9-3e Remarks and Inventions: Sceptical Essays About Kinship.
  Needham, Rodney/ 9780415330121/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-3d Elementary Structures Reconsidered: Levi-Strauss on Kinship.
  Korn, Francis/ 9780415330114/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-3c Comparative Studies in Kinship.
  Goody, Jack/ 9780415330107/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-3b Kinship and the Social Order: The Legacy of Lewis Henry Morgan.
  Fortes, Meyer/ 9780415330091/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
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 of mis-interpretation has disguised the true import of Morgan's discoveries and ideas for Rivers and Radcliffe-Brown and the generation of anthropologists inspired by them. Contents: Part 1: Retrospect 1. Morgan: The Founding Father 2. The Line of Succession: From Morgan to Radcliffe-Brown 3. Morgan and the Analytical Approach 4. Radcliffe-Brown and the Development of Structural Analysis 5. Toward the Jural Dimension Part 2: Paradigmatic Ethnographical Specimens 6. A Methodological Excursus 7. The Kinship Polity 8. Cognatic Systems and the Politico-Jural Domain 9. the Ashanti: State and Citizenship 10. The Lineage in Ashanti 11. Ashanti Patrilateral Kinship and its Values Part 3: Some Issues in Structural Theory 12. Kinship and the Axiom of Amity 13. Filiation Reconsidered 14. Descent and the Corporate Group
   
VA15-9-3a Three Styles in the Study of Kinship.
  Barnes, John Arun/ 9780415330084/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-2b Stone Age Economics.
  Sahlins, Marshall/ 9780415330077/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-2a Habitat, Economy and Society.
  Daryll, C./ 9780415330060/ Price:ĘG 190.00
 
   
VA15-9-1z Samburu, The.
  Spencer, Paul/ 9780415330053/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
In an era of rapid change for Africa, this nomadic tribe clings to its traditional way of life. This book examines their society, and provides the first full published description of human life in the area. The author, a social anthropologist, spent more than two years among the Samburu; as an adopted member of one of their clans, he perceived how their values and attitudes are closely interwoven with a social system that resists change. Case studies support the general analysis throughout. Contents: 1. The Pastoral Economy 2. Clanship and Exogamy 3. The Family and the Herd 4. The Structure of Samburu Society 5. The Moran 6. The Moran and the Total Society 7. Elderhood and the Curse 8. The Status of Women 9. Social Attitudes and Ceremony 10. The Samburu and some Neighbouring Tribes: A Comparison 11. Conclusion: The Gerontocratic Society
   
VA15-9-1y East African Societies.
  Shorter, Aylward/ 9780415330046/ Price:ĘG 205.00
 
Focussing on the mechanics of social change and the interaction between ethnic groups, cultures, structures and value systems the background questions of ecology, demography and history are also examined and the process of urbanization and rural revolution described. Trends in marriage and family life, education and religious ideas are also discussed and case studies from each country included. Contents: 1. The Anatomy of Change in East Africa 2. Ecology and Demography 3. Peopling Theories and Short History 4. Conservative Pastoral Societies 5. Chieftain Societies 6. Urbanization 7. The Rural Revolution 8. Marriage and Family Life 9. Socialization and Education 10. Religious Trends 11. Spirit Possession and Communities of Affliction 12. Witchcraft and Sorcery 13. Case: The Urban Host Tribe 14. Case: The Developing Agricultural Community 15. Case A Rural Re-settlement Area in Southern Tanzania
   
VA15-9-1x Western Civilization in Southern Africa.
  Schapera, Isaac/ 9780415330039/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
The book is structured as follows: °P An introduction of old Bantu culture °P An account of modern Bantu life °P Discussion of the influence exerted by Christianity and Education upon communal life of the Bantu °P Examination of special aspects of Bantu culture as they have been modified by Western civilization: language and music °P The economic, political and legal positions of the native tribes in South Africa are also covered. Contents: 1. The Old Bantu Culture 2. Present-Day Life in the Native Reserves 3. Christianity and the Religious Life of the Bantu 4. The Educated Native in Bantu Communal Life 5. European Influences upon the Development of Bantu Language and Literature 6. The Effect of Western Civilization on Bantu Music 7. The Economic Condition of the Rural Natives 8. Social and Economic condition of the Urban Native 9. The Economic Position of the Bantu in South Africa 10. Native Administration in South Africa 11. Race-Mixture and Native Policy in South Africa 12. Bantu Grievances
   
VA15-9-1w Leopards and Leaders.
  Ruel, Malcolm/ 9780415330022/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
This study of politics and government among a West African people, the Banyang of the Upper Cross River, covers the end of the period of Colonial administration. The book: °P Shows the inter-relationship between the structure of the small forest communities and the highly autonomous processes by which they were governed °P Analyses the relationship between residence and common descent as principles of corporate grouping °P Includes a case study of the political struggle involved in one community's claims to independence. Contents: 1. Introductory: The Banyang People Part 1: the Morphology of the Complex Community 2. The Banyang Community 3. The Community and Common Descent 4. Community Constitution and the Colonial Administration Part 2: Processes of Government 5. The Nature of Community Authority 6. Judicial Processes 7. Other Governmental Processes 8. Limitations upon the Corporate Structure of the Community Part 3: The Role of the Associations 9. Traditional Associations 10. Ngbe 11. Modern Associations and the clan Unions Part 4: Processes of Group Formation 12. Genealogical Growth and the Formation of New Residential Groups 13. The Processes of constitutional Politics: the Tali Split
   
VA15-9-1v Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribe.
  Richards, Audrey I./ 9780415330015/ Price:ĘG 235.00
 
The force of hunger in shaping human character and social structure has been largely overlooked. This omission is a serious one in the study of primitive society, in which starvation is a constant menace. This work remedies this deficiency and opens up new lines of anthropological inquiry. The whole network of social institutions is examined which makes possible the consumption, distribution, and production of food-eating customs, as well as the religion and magic of food-production. Contents: 1. History of the Problem 2. Human Relationships and Nutritive Needs 3. Food and Family Sentiment in Bantu Society 4. Food Production and Incentives to Work 5. Kinship Sentiment and Economic Organization 6. Economic Functions of the Clan and Tribe 7. Food as a Symbol
   
VA15-9-1u Women of Tropical Africa.
  Paulme, Denise/ 9780415330008/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
This book is unique in its approach in that each chapter covers women in their everyday lives and the problems, which concern them. Until now, ethnographic research has almost always been carried out with the help of the male population and as a result the picture that has emerged has been largely the image, which the men, and the men alone, have of their society. Contents: 1. Denise Paulme, Introduction 2. Monique Gessain, Coniagui Women (Guinea) 3. Marguerite Dupire, The Position of Women in a Pastoral Society (the Fulani WoDaaBe, Nomads of the Niger) 4. Annie M.D. Lebeuf, The Role of Women in the Political Organization of African Societies 5. Anne Laurentin, Nzakara Women (Central African Republic) 6. Ethel M. Albert, Women of Burundi: A Study of Social Values 7. Solange Falade, Women of Dakar and the Surrounding Urban Area 8. M. Perman and M.P. Moal, Analytical Bibliography
   
VA15-9-1t Last Trek, The.
  Patterson, Sheila/ 9780415329996/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
This book evaluates the historical factors that produced the Boer people, and the political, religious and economic forces that maintain modern Afrikaner Nationalism. This last trek brings the Afrikaner back into multi-racial integrating industrial society. Contents: Part 1: The Past 1. Genesis, exodus and Chronicles 2. the Birth of a Language Part 2: The Present Demographic Note 3. Nation and Party 4. The Lean Years and the Fat Years 5. The Chosen People 6. Upbringing and Education 7. Social Structure and Cultural Life 8. Boers and Afrikaners Part 3: Into the Future 9. Has the Afrikaner a Future?
   
VA15-9-1s Neighbours and Nationals in an African City Waro.
  Parkin, David/ 9780415329989/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
This study analyses the way in which tribal ties are maintained in the development of a tribally mixed, middle class community in Kampala, Uganda. Political independence in the early nineteen sixties in much of Africa created expectations of increased development, education and living standards. There was hope that ethnic tensions arising from false colonial boundaries might be transcended by newly emerging socio-economic status-groups. However, the new national boundaries suddenly made aliens of peoples who had migrated and settled in towns distant from their home countries. The interplay of nationality, ethnicity and socio-economic status or class was given a new theatre. Hope was dramatically tempered by nationalist and ethnic conflicts which cut across ethnically mixed, small status groups of neighbours and friends. In Kampala, Uganda, this rapidly unfolding drama resulted in the expulsion of two Kenyan ethnic groups and polarised peoples from northern and southern Uganda. The essentialisation of ethnic and national identity imposed by colonialism was thus taken on in this new situation by the people themselves, with the result that they became 'cultural' starting-points of social and political judgement. 1. Social Outline of Kampala 2. Independence and Political Changes 3. Neighbourhood, Locality, and the Status System 4. Communal Unity and Politics 5. The Tribal System and Family Life 6. Sanctions and Ideology 7. Choice among Kin 8. Luo Union and other Ethnic Associations 9. Conclusions
   
VA15-9-1r Tribes Without Rulers.
  Middleton, John/ 9780415329972/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
Recent research in Africa has shown a wide range of political systems, from small societies of wandering hunters to large states of several million people comparable with mediaeval European feudal kingdoms. In between are many societies in which a central government is lacking; the political system is based upon a balance of power between many small groups, which with their lack of classes or specialized political offices, have been called 'ordered anarchies'. Contents: 1. John Middleton and David Tait, Introduction 2. Laura Bohannan, Political Aspects of Tiv Social Organization 3. Jean Buxton, The Mandari of the Southern Sudan 4. Godfrey Lienhardt, The Western Dinka 5. Edward Winter, The Aboriginal Political Structure of Bwamba 6. David Tait, The Territorial Pattern and Lineage System of Konkomba 7. John Middleton, The Political System of the Lugbara of the Nile-Congo Divide
   
VA15-9-1q Widows and their Familie.
  Marris, Peter/ 9780415329965/ Price:ĘG 205.00
 
One of the first books to be published in the UK on bereavement, this ground-breaking study presents the results of a survey of widows in London. Focussing on younger women whose husbands had died the book deals first with grief and mourning then examines the consequences of bereavement through the help of relatives and friends and the changes it brings about to the widow's family life. Throughout the book the consequences of widowhood are discussed with relevance to psychological theory and to national policy. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Grief 3. Mourning 4. Help in Widowhood 5. Remarriage 6. Family Relationships 7. The Principles of Social Insurance 8. Income 9. Conclusion
   
VA15-9-1p Family and Social Change in an African City.
  Marris, Peter/ 9780415329958/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
This book is a study of the pattern of social life which developed in the slums of central Lagos; and of the effects of a compulsory slum clearance scheme on the lives of those who were removed. Both parts of the study are presented clearly and vividly and are enriched with numerous quotations of statements by the people concerned, as well as a quantity of information presented in statistical tables. - Sociological Review This book is a study of the pattern of social life which developed in the slums of central Lagos; and of the effects of a compulsory slum clearance scheme on the lives of those who were removed. Contents: 1. Lagos 2. The Grouping of Family Relationships 3. The Conduct of Family Affairs 4. Marriage 5. Children 6. The Economy of Central Lagos 7. The Slum Clearance Scheme 8. The Rehousing Estate 9. Rehousing as Social Policy 10. Family Life and Social Change
   
VA15-9-1o Urbanization as a Social Process.
  Little, Kenneth/ 9780415329941/ Price:ĘG 235.00
 
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. Contents: 1. The Migratory Basis of Urban Growth 2. Modern Urbanization and its Opportunistic Undertones 3. Attitudes to Work and Wage-Employment 4. Social Class and Ethnicity 5. Urbanization and Race Relations 6. Urban Social Organization 7. Conclusions
   
VA15-9-1n Mau Mau and the Kikuyu.
  Leakey, Louis/ 9780415329934/ Price:ĘG 235.00
 
This widely-acclaimed book on a troubled period of Kenyan history summarizes some of the more important Kikuyu customs, and a discussion of their break-down under the impact of European civilization. This discussion illustrates why and how the Mau Mau came into being and how the situation could be improved so that peace could once again come to Kenya. Contents: Part 1: The Kikuyu before the coming of the European 1. The Kikuyu and their Land 2. Marriage Customs 3. Initiation Ceremonies and Education 4. Social Organization 5. Religious Beliefs 6. Magic: White and Black Part 2: The Kikuyu Today and the Mau Mau Movement 7. The Coming of the European 8. Changes in the Present Century 9. The Breakdown of Tribal Customs 10. Kikuyu Political Movements 11. The Growth of Mau Mau 12. Outlook for the Future
   
VA15-9-1m Defeating Mau Mau.
  Leakey, Louis/ 9780415329927/ Price:ĘG 235.00
 
The second of two important books by Louis Leakey, the renowned expert on the Kikuyu tribe. This book examines the organisation of the Mau Mau movement, its propaganda, the nature of its religious aspects and its oaths and the mistakes its leaders made as well as covering chapters on necessary reforms to prevent further outbreaks of a similar nature. Contents: 1. The Present Position 2. Mau Mau Aims 3. Mau Mau Organisation 4. Mau Mau Religion 5. Mau Mau Propaganda 6. Mau Mau Oath Ceremonies 7. Mau Mau Methods 8. Mau Mau and other Tribes 9. Kikyuy 'Loyalists' and Home Guards 10. the Handicaps of the Security Forces 11. What must be done: Religious, Educational, and Economic Reforms 12. What must be done: Social and Political Reforms
   
VA15-9-1l Niger Journal of Richard and John Lander, The.
  Hallett, Robin/ 9780415329910/ Price:ĘG 190.00
 
The journal of the Lander brothers provides a narrative of one of the most important missions of exploration in the history of West Africa. The editor's introduction contains much new material on the Landers and their journey drawn from hitherto unpublished sources, while an epilogue describes Richard Lander's last expedition to the Niger in 1832-4 and his death at Fernando Po. Contents: 1. The Riddle of the Niger 2. Richard and John Lander 3. The Landers' Journal 4. The States of the Niger Area in 1830 5. The Text of the Journal Journal Glossary 1. Portsmouth to Badagry 2. Badagry to Jenna 3. Jenna to Katunga 4. Katunga 5. Katunga to Kiama 6. Kiama 7. Kiama to Boossa 8. Boossa to Yaoorie 9. Yaoorie 10. Yaoorie to Wowow 11. Wowow 12. Boossa 13. Boossa to Lever 14. Lever to Zazozhi 15. Zagozhi 16. Zagozhi to Egga 17. Egga to Damuggoo 18. Damuggoo to Kirree 19. Kirree to Eboe Town 20. Eboe Town to Brass Town 21. Brass Town to London
   
VA15-9-1k Fields of Change among the Iteso of Kenya.
  Karp, Ivan/ 9780415329903/ Price:ĘG 175.00
 
Fields of Change is a study of the means by which the Iteso adapted to the imposition of colonial rule and the loss of political independence. It explores their pacification and incorporation into a colonial state and the effects that these processes have had on Iteso territorial and political systems. At the same time it examines the way in which the political system both affected and was affected by other aspects of the Iteso social system, most notably in the fields of religion, descent and domestic kinship. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. The Precolonial Political System 3. The Emergence of Neighbourhoods 4. Changing Patterns of Kinship and Descent 5. Kinship Terms and Norms 6. The Developmental Cycle in Domestic Groups 7. Akudiet Neighbourhood 8. Conclusion
   
VA15-9-1j Nandi of Kenya, The.
  Huntingford, G. W. B./ 9780415329897/ Price:ĘG 235.00
 
   
VA15-9-1i African Ecoloy and Human Evolution.
  Howell, F. Clark/ 9780415329880/ Price:ĘG 190.00
 
This pioneering volume summarizes the results of diverse research on Pleistocene environments and the cultural and biological evolution of man in Africa. The book includes chapters on Pleistocene stratigraphy and climatic changes throughout the African continent; on the ecology, biology and sociology of African primate and human populations. Contributors include: C. Arambourg, P. Biberson, W. W. Bishop, Geoffrey Bond, F. Bourliere, Karl W. Butzer, Desmond Clark, H. B. S. Cooke, Irven DeVore, John T. Emlen, A. T. Grove, J. de Heinzelin, J. Hiernaux, Clark Howell, L. S. B. Leakey, I. Liben, T. Monod, R. F. Moreau, R. A. pullan, J. T. Robinson, George B. Schaller, S. L. Washburn.
   
VA15-9-1h Human Factor in Changing Africa, The.
  Herskovits, Melville J./ 9780415329873/ Price:ĘG 175.00
 
Focussing on the problems of change and resistance to change that mark the African sub-continent, this book examines Africa's place in the world from earliest times. It considers the nature of its peoples in their prehistoric development, the ways in which their cultures were oriented, and the ways in which these cultures guided their reactions to European ideas. It also assesses the human responses to industrial, technological and economic changes and the re-discovery by the Africans of African culture. Contents: 1. The World Setting 2. The People and Their Past 3. The Base Line of Change: Food-Gathering and Herding Peoples 4. The Base Line of Change: Agricultural Peoples 5. The Incomers 6. The Land 7. The Book 8. The School 9. The City 10. Toward Self-Government 11. Politics and Polarities 12. Economic Change 13. Rediscovery and Integration: Religion and the Arts 14. Rediscovery and Integration: The Search for Values
   
VA15-9-1g Tradition and Transition in East Africa.
  Gulliver, P. H./ 9780415329866/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
Divided into two parts, the first sections in the book examine the significance of the tribal factor in certain general contexts and discuss some of the particular backgrounds to contemporary transition in East Africa. There are essays on politics, economic development, language, law and education, together with a comparative look at European nationalism. In the second part, the grass-roots basis and development of the concept of the tribe are considered and its operation in social life in rural areas discussed. The contributions come from a wide range of scholars in the social sciences, history and law and the contributors are: W.J. Argyle, George Bennett, Tom J. Mboya, W.H. Whiteley, Eugene Cotran, J.W. Tyler, J.S. La Fontaine, Michael Twaddle, Kathleen M. Stahl, P.H. Gulliver, Kirsten Alneas, David J. Parkin, R.D. Grillo, I.M. Lewis, H.F. Morris. Contents: Part 1: General Studies 1. W.J. Argyle European Nationalism and African Tribalism 2. George Bennett Tribalism in Politics 3. Tom J. Mboya The Impact of Modern Institutions on the East African 4. W.H. Whiteley Language Choice and Language Planning in East Africa 5. Eugene Cotran Tribal Factors in the Establishment of the East African Legal Systems 6. J.W. Tyler Education and National Identity Part 2: Regional and Case Studies 1. J.S. La Fontaine Tribalism among the Gisu 2. Michael Twaddle 'Tribalism' in Eastern Uganda 3. M. Stahl The Chagga Kathleen 4. P.H. Gulliver The Conservative Commitment in Northern Tanznaia: The Arusha and Masai 5. Kirsten Alnaes Songs of the Rwenzururu Rebellion: The Konzo Revolt against the Toro in Western Uganda 6. David J. Parkin Tribe as Fact and Fiction in an East African City 7. R.D. Grillo The Tribal Factor in an East African Trade Union 8. H.F. Morris Buganda and Tribalism 9. I.M. Lewis Nationalsim and Particularism in Somalia
   
VA15-9-1f Family Estate in Africa, The.
  Gray, Robert F./ 9780415329859/ Price:ĘG 190.00
 
Too often accounts of African family life have tended to describe the family in purely static terms. The contributors to this book emphasize the developmental or time dimension of the family, analysing it as a process. In the seven different societies described in East Africa, the Congo and the Transvaal the changing nature of the distribution of rights in the family property and resources is directly linked with the growth and change of the family itself. Contents: 1. E.V. Winans, The Shambala Family 2. Robert a LeVine, The Gusii Family 3. Igor Kopytoff, Family and Lineage among the Suku of the Congo 4. Alfred Harris and Grace Harris, Property and the Cycle of Domestic Groups in Taita 5. Eileen Jensen Krige, Property, Cross-Cousin Marriage, and the Family Cycle among the Lobedu 6. P.H. Gulliver, The Arusha Family 7. Robert F. Gray, Lineage Structure and Property
   
VA15-9-1e Death, Property and the Ancestors.
  Goody, Jack/ 9780415329842/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-1d Order and Rebellion in Tribal Africa.
  Gluckman, Max/ 9780415329835/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-1c Urban Ethnicity.
  Cohen, Abner/ 9780415329828/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-1b Custom and Politics in Urban Africa.
  Cohen, Abner/ 9780415329811/ Price:ĘG 205.00
 
   
VA15-9-1a Spirit Mediumship and Society in Africa.
  Beattie, John/ 9780415329804/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
Gathering together under a single cover material from a wide range of African societies, this volume allows similarities and differences to be easily perceived and suggests social correlates of these in terms of age, sex, marital status, social grading and wealth. It includes material on both traditional and modern cults. Contents: West Africa 1. M.J. Field, Spirit Possession in Ghana 2. Robin Horton, Types of Spirit Possession in Kalabari Region 3. Pierre Verger, Trance and Convention in Nago-Yoruba Spirit Mediumship Central and South Africa 1. Elizabeth Colson, Spirit Possession Among the Tonga of Zambia 2. G. Kingsley Garbett, Spirit Mediums as Mediators in Valley Korekore Society 3. S.G. Lee, Spirit Possession Among the Zulu East Africa 1. John Beattie, Spirit Mediumship in Bunyoro 2. Robert F. Fray, The Shetani Cult Among the Segeju of Tanzania 3. I.M. Lewis, Spirit Possession in Northern Somaliland 4. John Middleton, Spirit Possession Among the Lugbara 5. Aidan Southall, Spirit Possession and Mediumship Among the Alur 6. R.E.S. Tanner, The Theory and Practice of Sukuma Spirit Mediumship 7. F.B. Welbourn, Spirit Initiation in Ankole and a Christian Spirit Movement in Western Kenya
   
VA15-9-11f Witch Figure, The: Folklore Essays by a Group of Scholars in England Honouring the 75th Birthday of Katharine M Briggs.
  Newall, Venetia/ 9780415330749/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
Katharine Briggs enjoys an unchallenged reputation in the world of folklore studies. The theme of this volume, the witch figure as a malevolent intermediary in folk belief, was chosen to reflect that aspect of Briggs's scholarship exemplified in her study of witchcraft, Pale Hecate's Team. The contributors draw on the disciplines of archaeology, comparative religion, sociology and literature and include: Carmen Blacker, H.R. Ellis Davidson, Margaret Dean-Smith, L.V. Grinsell, Christina Hole, Venetia Newall, Geoffrey Parrinder, Anne Ross, Jacqueline Simpson, Beatrice White, John Widdowson.
   
VA15-9-11e Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa.
  Middleton, John/ 9780415330732/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
Containing ten essays by anthropologists on the beliefs and practices associated with witches and sorcerers in Eastern Africa, the chapters in this book are all based on field research and new information which is studied within its wider social context. 1. John Beattie Sorcery in Bunyoro 2. T.O. Beidelman Witchcraft in Ukaguru 3. Jean Buxton Mandari Witchcraft 4. Mary Douglas Techniques of Sorcery Control in Central Africa 5. Robert F. Gray Some Structural Aspects of Mbugwe Witchcraft 6. G.W.B. Huntingford Nandi Witchcraft 7. Jean La Fontaine Witchcraft in Bugisu 8. Robert A. LeVine Witchcraft and Sorcery in a Gusii community 9. John Middleton Witchcraft and Sorcery in Lugbara 10. E.H. Winter The Enemy Within: Amba Witchcraft and Sociological Theory
   
VA15-9-11d Structural Study of Myth and Totemism, The.
  Leach, Edmund/ 9780415330725/ Price:ĘG 185.00
 
Designed to provoke controversy, the papers in this volume concentrate on two main themes: the study of myth and totemism. Starting with an English translation of La Geste d'Asdiwal, which is widely considered to be the most brilliant of all of Levi-Strauss's shorter expositions of his technique of myth analysis, the volume also contains criticism of this essay. The second part of the volume discusses how far Levi-Strauss's treatment of totemism as a system of category formation can be correlated with the facts that an ethnographer encounters in the field. Part 1: The Structural Study of Myth 1. Claude Levi-Strauss The Story of Asdiwal 2. Mary Douglas The Meaning of Myth, with special reference to 'La Geste d'Asdiwal' 3. Nur Yalman 'The Raw: The Cooked: Nature: Culture' 4. K.O.L. Burridge Levi-Strauss and Myth Part 2: The Structural Study of Totemism 5. E. Michael Mendelson The 'Uninvited Guest': Ancilla to Levi-Strauss on Totemism and Primitive Thought 6. Peter Worsley Groote Eylandt Totemism and Le Totemisme audourd'hui 7. Robin Fox Totem and Taboo Reconsidered
   
VA15-9-11c Life-Giving Myth, The.
  Hocart, A. M./ 9780415330718/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
Myths are the expression of a form of knowledge essential to life. Including mainly previously unpublished work by A.M. Hocart the book examines such issues as: Why a queen should not have been married before; why a guest is sacred; why people are believed to have been turned into stone; how money originated. These issues are considered as part of a socio-religious complex embraced in many parts of the world, both East and West. (There are chapters on the UK, India, Sri Lanka, Africa, Fiji, Egypt, and Ancient Greece). 1. The Life-giving Myth 2. Flying Through the Air 3. Turning into Stone 4. The Common Sense of Myth 5. The Purpose of Ritual 6. Ritual and Emotion 7. The Origin of Monotheism 8. The Divinity of the Guest 9. Yakshas and Vaddas 10. Money 11. Modern Critique 12. In the Grip of Tradition 13. Snobbery 14. Chastity 15. Saviours 16. The Age-Limit 17. Childhood Ceremonies 18. Baptism by Fire 19. Initiation and Manhood 20. Initiation and Healing 21. Tattooing and Healing 22. Kinship Systems 23. Blood-Brotherhood 24. Covenants 25. The Uterine Nephew 26. Why Study Saves? 27. Are Savages Custom-Bound? 28. From Ancient to Modern Egypt 29. India and the Pacific 30. Decadence in India
   
VA15-9-11b Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations.
  Douglas, Mary/ 9780415330701/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
Historians as well as anthropologists have contributed to this volume of studies on aspects of witchcraft in a variety of cultures and periods from Tudor England to twentieth-century Africa and New Guinea. Contributors include: Mary Douglas, Norman Cohn, Peter Brown, Keith Thomas, Alan Macfarlane, Alison Redmayne, R.G. Willis, Edwin Ardener, Robert Brain, Julian Pitt-Rivers, Esther Goody, Peter Riviere, Anthony Forge, Godfrey Lienhardt, I.M. Lewis, Brian Spooner, G.I. Jones, Malcolm Ruel and T.O. Beidelman.
   
VA15-9-11a Japanese Rainmaking and Other Folk Practices.
  Bownas, Geoffrey/ 9780415330695/ Price:ĘG 205.00
 
The ritual of rainmaking is one of half a dozen Japanese folk practices and festivals described in this book. The story of rainmaking ceremonies begins with personal experience and then draws on the work of Japanese folklorists to record significant local variations and to construct a general account of the history and purpose of the ceremony. Field research was conducted during study visits to Kyoto, to Tenri in Nara Prefecture and to Shiga Prefecture. The chapter order follows the year cycle, from New Year via early summer purificatory festivals and rainmaking ceremonial to the feast of Bon, which with New Year ceremonies divides the year. Alongside these community or public rites are described private or family rituals concerned with birth, marriage and death. The introductory chapter relates aspects of Japanese culture, myth and language to the constant features of folk practice recorded or extant in 1950s Japan.
   
VA15-9-10j Classification and Human Evolution.
  Washburn, Sherwood L./ 9780415330688/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
VA15-9-10i Reading in Early Anthropology.
  Slotkin, James S./ 9780415330671/ Price:ĘG 190.00
 
   
VA15-9-10h Theory of Social Structure, The.
  Nadel, S. F./ 9780415330664/ Price:ĘG 205.00
 
   
VA15-9-10g Theory in Anthropology: A Source Book.
  Manners, Robert A./ 9780415330657/ Price:ĘG 180.00
 
   
VA15-9-10f Anthropology and the Greeks.
  Humphreys, S. C./ 9780415330640/ Price:ĘG 230.00
 
   
VA15-9-10e Primitive Law, Past and Present.
  Diamond, A. S./ 9780415330633/ Price:ĘG 190.00
 
   
VA15-9-10d Observation of Savage Peoples, The.
  Degerando, Joseph-Marie/ 9780415330626/ Price:ĘG 205.00
 
   
VA15-9-10c Marxism and Anthropology: The History of a Relationship.
  Bloch, Maurice/ 9780415330619/ Price:ĘG 230.00
 
   
VA15-9-10b Marxist Analyses and Social Anthropology.
  Bloch, Maurice/ 9780415330602/ Price:ĘG 190.00
 
   
VA15-9-10a Political Systems and the Distribution of Power.
  Banton, Michael/ 9780415330596/ Price:ĘG 205.00
 
   
VA15-8 Encyclopedia of Kitchen History.
  Snodgrass, Mary Ellen/ 9781579583804/ Price:ĘG 160.00
 
The Encyclopedia of Culinary History is a two-volume work that offers a complete A-to-Z overview of approximately 400 topics. Ranging from important authors like Isabella Beeton and Charles Elme Francatelli and inventors such as Alfred Fuller and Nils Dalen, to baking, convenience foods, vermin, Roman cookery, Bakelite, ramadas, dumas, and the genetic modification of food, entries examine the evolution of food, cooking styles, food storage, and equipment. As complements to the basic text, the Encyclopedia also includes detailed guides (such as types of faience and enamelling and lists of dyestuffs and herbs), generous cross-references, comprehensive lists of source material, a timeline of seminal events in domestic history, and references to related authors and their works. The Encyclopedia's thorough index provides the reader with quick accessibility to a wealth of information describing the people, recipes, inventions, processes, and foodstuffs that have shaped culinary history from the discovery of fire to present-day innovations.
   
VA05-51 Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern Japan, 3-Vols/Set.
  Weiner, Michael/ 9780415208543/ Price:ĘG 845.00
 
Drawing on the full range of materials published during the twentieth century, this three volume set incorporates previously published material concerning the formation of 'racial' identities in Japan, and social exclusion as experienced by the Ainu, Burakumin, Okinawans, and Chinese and Korean residents. It also includes material related to migration, both pre- and post-war, with special reference to the formation of Nikkeijin (Latin American national of Japanese descent) communities. In addition to those populations conventionally defined as minorities, 'racial' discourse also affects Japanese attitudes toward and perceptions of other groups (e.g. Asians, Blacks, Jews). To ensure both the fullest possible coverage of the related literature and to provide a framework for comparative analysis, this set also incorporates analyses of Japanese attitudes toward these groups. Intended as a resource for both students and specialist researchers, this collection provides a unique introduction of the English language literature related to 'race', migration, and identity in Japan. In addition to textual material related to specific issues or groups, the set provides comprehensive bibliographies and a listing of relevant Internet sources. There is also a new introduction and thorough index, making this set an invaluable reference tool.
   
VA05-143 Encyclopedia of Black Studies.
  Asante, Molefi Kete/ 9780761927624/ Price:ĘG 140.00
 
dynamic and innovative research on the Black Experience. The concept for the encyclopedia was developed from the successful Journal of Black Studies (SAGE) and contains a full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent. This single-volume reference is the vanguard of the recent explosive growth in quality scholarship in the field. More than a chronicle of black culture or black people, this encyclopedia deals with the emergence and maturity of an intellectual field over the past four decades. Beginning with the protests at San Francisco State College in 1967 that led to the first degree-granting department of Black Studies, the field's rapid growth over time necessitates an authoritative account of the discipline. More than ever scholars and students need a clear conception of what the evolutionary processes have been in the creation and maintenance of the discipline.
   
SA15-337 Astrology, Science and Culture: Pulling Down the Moon.
  Wills, Roy/ 9781859736821/ Price:ĘG 85.00
 
Mainstream science has long dismissed astrology as a form of primitive superstition, despite or perhaps even because of its huge popular interest. From daily horoscopes to in-depth and personalized star forecasts, astrology, for many, plays a crucial role in the organization of everyday life. Present-day scholars and scientists remain baffled as to why this pseudo-science exercises such control over supposedly modern, rational and enlightened individuals, yet so far they have failed to produce any meaningful analysis of why it impacts on so many lives and what lies behind its popular appeal.
   
VA18-41 Performance: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Auslander, Philip/ 9780415255110/ Price:ĘG 870.00
 
Over the past twenty years, 'performance' has emerged as a central analytical and critical concept. Now the focus of a burgeoning academic discipline, performance studies, it is also crucial to many other fields, including anthropology, sociology, communications, art history, cultural studies, linguistics and rhetoric. This collection brings together major texts articulating perspectives on performance and performativity. The multi-disciplinary approach of this collection reflects the growing importance of the concept of performance across a variety of disciplines. With a new introduction contextualising the concept's rise, and a full index to guide the reader through the work, this will be an invaluable reference tool for students and researchers alike.
   
VA05-86 Body, The: Critical Concepts in Sociology, 5-Vols/Set.
  Blaikie, Andrew/ 9780415266628/ Price:ĘG 1135.00
 
This collection offers a uniquely comprehensive guide to the sociology of the body. With a strong historical scope and conceptual framework, it provides an indispensible reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a robust source for scholars working in the area. The central focus is on understanding sociology through the body; what is often described as re-reading sociology in a 'more corporeal light'. This is an interdisciplinary process, drawing on history, feminism, cultural history, art history, anthropology, social psychology, philosophy, medical sociology and media and communications, as well as sociology. While this has been primarily a Western practice, The Body seeks to broaden the perspective to include references that draw on alternative cultural assumptions, beliefs and practices (including Japan, and South America.)
   
VA05-78 Harold Garfinkel, 4-Vols/Set.
  Lynch, Michael/ 9780761974598/ Price:ĘG 645.00
 
Born in 1917, Harold Garfinkel is one of a handful of sociologists to have founded a major sociological research programme, and he is perhaps the only one to have done so in the 20th century. Unlike many major theorists, whose individual contributions have become part of the sociological canon, Garfinkel's contribution is identified with a distinctive empirical approach that continues to be taken up in sociology and a number of other social science fields. He coined the term ethnomethodology - to describe a unique orientation to the production of social order. This term became established to describe the approach he founded. His book Studies in Ethnomethodology (1967) was a landmark publication that articulated the ethnomethodological programme and illustrated it with a number of studies. Much of Garfinkel's contribution is embodied in a research programme, consisting of studies written by his students who took up his research agenda. The four volumes include an introduction by Lynch and Sharrock that discusses Garfinkel's intellectual biography and reviews his contribution. The 80 selections included in the set of volumes consist of basic position statements, critical discussions, methodological writings, discussions of the problem of social reality, comparisons between ethnomethodology and other perspectives, and studies exemplifying Garfinkel's influence at different phases of his long and distinguished career. The result is an unparalleled resource in understanding Garfinkel's achievement and the extraordinary wealth of his sociological ideas and methods. 1. Position Statements 2. Criticisms and Reactions 3. Ethnomethodology and Other Perspectives 4. Methods as Topics and Resources 5. From the Problem of Reality to the Production of Reality 6. Studies of Organizations and Institutions 7. Studies of Work in the Professions and Sciences
   
SA15-400 Drunken Comportment: A Social Explanation.
  MacAndrew, Craig/ 9780971958760/ Price:US$ 32.50
 
   
SA15-377 A Grammar of Bilua: A Papuan Language of the Solomon Lslands.
  Obata, Kazuko/ PL540/ Price:AUD 98.39
 
   
SA15-357 Fishing for Heritage: Modernity and Loss along the Scottish Coast.
  Nadel-Klein, Jane/ 9781859735671/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
Castles, lochs, seascapes. Coastal Scotland is one of the world°¶s most romanticized tourist destinations, yet it is in the midst of severe economic decline. The North Atlantic fisheries crisis has hit Scottish communities hard and local fisherfolk are faced with chronic insecurity, anxiety over the decline of fishing and doubts about their cultural survival. The decline of this traditional industry has been accompanied by growing tourism along Scottish shores. Fishing villages are marketed for tourist consumption and culture has become a commodity. Drawing upon fieldwork, novels, folk music and travel literature, Nadel-Klein explores how these influences have affected locals°¶ sense of identity and presence within a modern European nation. How is identity linked to power? What role do memory and authenticity play in the creation of Scottish heritage? How do locals feel about the onslaught of tourists? The topical nature of these issues and their relevance to other regions facing similar tensions make this book an important contribution to contemporary anthropology.
   
Who Are Canada's Aboriginal Peoples? Recognition, Definition, and Jurisdiction.
  Chartrand, Paul L. A. H./ 9781895830200/ Price:US$ 37.00
 
   
VA05-69 Evolutionary Theory in the Social Sciences, 4-Vols/Set.
  Dugger, William M./ 9780415247160/ Price:ĘG 870.00
 
Evolution Theory in the Social Sciences is the first collection of its kind to give a coherent historical account of the evolution of evolutionary thought and includes the most innovative and insightful works on the subject, from its very beginnings through to contemporary debates. The selections begin in the nineteenth century with Darwin and Malthus and then follows the variegated story of social evolutionary thought through to the beginning of the 21st Century, including key works by Marx, Veblen and Kropotkin as well as other less well known contributions.
   
VA05-44 Culture: Critical Concepts in Sociology, 4-Vols/Set.
  Jenks, Chris/ 9780415226905/ Price:ĘG 965.00
 
'Culture' is an extremely complex and highly contested concept. The idea of culture embraces a range of topics, processes, differences and even paradoxes. The history, various usages and different meanings of 'Culture' derive from diverse areas of study, including philosophy, critical aesthetics, literary criticism, anthropology, and sociology. These volumes introduce the reader to these multi-facets of the concept and the wide and often contradictory variety of interpretations that have been and continue to be placed on it. The diverse meanings and interpretations of the concept are also reflected in the interdisciplinary nature of the articles collected. The structure of the collection places culture within a history of ideas, and also enables the reader to review different arguments and perspectives on the topic.
   
VA05-39 Social Networks: Critical Concepts in Sociology, 4-Vols/Set.
  Scott, John/ 9780415251075/ Price:ĘG 950.00
 
Social networks as a concept was developed through social psychological work on the communication and leadership structures of small groups, and in sociological and anthropological work on kinship and community relations. From the 1960s, this idea came to be extended to a wider range of social relations (especially economic and political relations) through the formulation of mathematical models of networks. Advances in computing technology allowed the construction of more systematic and more powerful network methods. The aim of this collection is to bring together the principal sources in the development of the techniques of social network analysis, from early metaphorical statements in Simmel and Radcliffe-Brown, through the more systematic explorations in sociology and social anthropology to contemporary formalizations. A new introduction explores the history of social networks and highlights the arguments of those who treat social network analysis as a loose, qualitative approach, as well as those who see potential in its technical, mathematical uses.
   
VA02-38 Semiotics, 4-Vols/Set.
  Boklund-Lagopoulou, Karin/ 9780761974161/ Price:ĘG 645.00
 
Semiotics, the study of the sign systems that constitute human culture, has since its discovery in the late 19th century and early 20th century, transformed the ways in which we think about culture and communication. It has opened new areas of study and made fruitful connections between established disciplines. This four-volume set offers the most extensive, systematic and in-depth survey of the foundations and development of semiotics as a field. It covers foundational texts in semiotics, from the constitution of the field in the early 20th century, through its blossoming with the advent of structuralism in the 1960s and `70s and the formative dialogue between structuralism and Marxism. It goes on to present a representative selection of central essays in literary semiotics, narratology and poetics, the semiotics of anthropology, myth, art, architecture, music, theatre, film, fashion and other aspects of contemporary culture. Special attention is paid to the development of a poststructuralist, semiotically aware discourse in the analysis of culture and history, to the related areas of deconstruction and psychoanalysis, and to the current controversy over the possibilities and issues raised by a postmodernist semiotics. The anthology offers a unique and valuable research tool for students and scholars alike in all areas of the social sciences and humanities, including linguistics, social and cultural anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, psychology, literature, and media and communication studies.
   
VB02-7 Consumption: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, 4-Vols/Set.
  Miller, Daniel/ 9780415242660/ Price:ĘG 1050.00
 
These volumes comprise the most extensive guide to past and current research on the topic of consumption ever created. Ranging from the classic discussions of a century and more ago to the latest evidence for the diversity of consumption as it is actually practiced, this set is an essential foundation for one of the most rapidly growing areas of contemporary academic study. The contents are highly inter-disciplinary, with approaches ranging from anthropology and media studies, to geography and business studies. Each discipline provides its own theories, perspectives and methodologies for studying this topic. These volumes also make use of the rapid increase in studies of actual consumption across the globe, with examples from China, Japan, India and South America.
   
VA15-6 Handbook of Ethnography.
  Atkinson, Paul/ 9780761958246/ Price:ĘG 120.00
 
Ethnography is one of the chief research methods in sociology, anthropology and other cognate disciplines in the social sciences. This Handbook provides an unparalleled, critical guide to its principles and practice. The volume is organized into three sections. The first systematically locates ethnography firmly in its relevant historical and intellectual contexts. The roots of ethnography are pinpointed and the pattern of its development is demonstrated. The second section examines the contribution of ethnography to major fields of substantive research. The impact and strengths and weaknesses of ethnographic method are dealt with authoritatively and accessibly. The third section moves on to examine key debates and issues in ethnography, from the conduct of research through to contemporary arguments. The result is a landmark work in the field, which draws on the expertise of an internationally reknowned group of inter-disicplinary scholars. The Handbook provides readers with a one-stop critical guide to the past, present and future of ethnography. It will quickly establish itself as the ethnographer's bible.
   
VA15-5-9 Scientific Theory of Culture and Other Essays, A.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262514/ Price:ĘG 230.00
 
Published, posthumously, this volume is both a summing up and a reformulation of Malinowski's functional theory of culture.
   
VA15-5-8 Coral Gardens and Their Magic: The Language and Magic of Gardening.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262507/ Price:ĘG 225.00
 
The concluding part of Coral Gardens and Their Magic provides a linguistic commentary to the ethnography on agriculture. Malinowski gives a full description of the language of the Trobrianders as an aspect of culture.
   
VA15-5-7 Coral Gardens and Their Magic: The Description of Gardening.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262491/ Price:ĘG 195.00
 
The concluding part of Coral Gardens and Their Magic provides a linguistic commentary to the ethnography on agriculture. Malinowski gives a full description of the language of the Trobrianders as an aspect of culture.
   
VA15-5-6 Sexual Lives of Savages, The.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262484/ Price:ĘG 230.00
 
This volume provides an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the people of the Trobriand Islands.
   
VA15-5-5 Father in Primitive Psychology and Myth in Primitive Psychology, The.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262477/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
This volume investigates ideas, beliefs and sentiments in relation to social organization.
   
VA15-5-4 Sex and Repression in Savage Society.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262460/ Price:ĘG 190.00
 
This volume explores and challenges the applicatio psychoanalytic theory to the study of traditional societies.
   
VA15-5-3 Crime and Custom in Savage Society.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262453/ Price:ĘG 250.00
 
This volume discusses aspects of small scale societies, including the study of the mental processes, as well as indigenous economics and law.
   
VA15-5-10 Man and Culture: An Evaluation of the Work of Malinowski.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415267175/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
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.
   
VA15-5-1 Malinowski amongst the Magi: The Natives of Mailu.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415262446/ Price:ĘG 190.00
 
A reissue of Malinowski's first field monograph, containing historical and theoretical material. This edition includes a major essay by Michael Young who draws on Malinowski's diary, unpublished notebooks and letters.
   
VA15-4 Ethnography, 4-Vols/Set.
  Bryman, Alan/ 9780761970910/ Price:ĘG 645.00
 
Ethnography is one of the most discussed research methods in the social sciences. This outstanding collection brings together some landmark contributions by key figures such as Geertz, Denzin, Whyte, Emerson and Atkinson and Delamont, and a wide variety of issues in the field. It provides a complete guide to the methods, significance and contribution of ethnography and will be an invaluable resource for scholars and students. Volume 1: The Nature of Ethnography Volume 2: Ethnographic Fieldwork Practice Volume 3: Issues in Ethnography Volume 4: Analysis and Writing in Ethnography
   
VA05-34 Race and Ethnicity: Critical Concepts in Sociology, 4-Vols/Set.
  Goulbourne, Harry/ 9780415224994/ Price:ĘG 935.00
 
This set brings together published articles, papers and book chapters that are central to an informed understanding of race and ethnicity today. The volumes are arranged around four key themes and will resonate with both researchers and teachers in related fields, as well as those who are engaged in policy issues directly arising from racial and ethnic structures and behaviour. With a new introduction and index, this internationally focused, multidisciplinary collection is an invaluable reference tool and teaching aid. Volume One: Debates and Controversies Volume Two: Solidarities and Communities Volume Three: Racism: Exclusion and Privilege Volume Four: Integration, Adaptation and Change
   
SA15-377 The Boy from Bundaberg: Studies in Melanesian Linguistics in Honour of Tom Dutton.
  Pawley, Andrew/ 514/ Price:AUD 53.76
 
   
SA15-320 A Social History of Anthropology in the United States.
  Patterson, Thomas C./ 9781859734896/ Price:ĘG 85.00
 
American anthropologists over the years have worked through shifting social and economic conditions, changes in institutional organization, developing class structures, world politics, and conflicts both at home and abroad. How has anthropology been linked to colonial, commercial and territorial expansion in the States? How have the changing forms of race, power, ethnic identity and politics shaped the questions anthropologists ask, both past and present? Anthropology as a discipline has always developed in a close relationship with other social sciences, but this relationship has rarely been scrutinized. This book details and explains the complex interplay of forces and conditions that have made anthropology in America what it is today. Furthermore, it explores how anthropologists themselves have contributed and propagated powerful images and ideas about the different cultures and societies that make up our world. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the roots and reasons behind American anthropology at the turn of the twenty-first century. Intellectual historians, social scientists, and anyone intrigued by the growth and development of institutional politics and practices should read this book.
   
VA15-3-3 Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, 3-Vols/Set.
  Frazer, James G./ 9780700713394/ Price:ĘG 540.00
 
Volume I: The Belief among the Aboriginees of Australia, the Torres Straits Islands, New Guinea and Melanesia (1913); volume II: The Belief among the Polynesians (1922); volume III: The Belief among the Micronesians (1924).
   
VA15-10-68 Conceiving Persons: Ethnographies of Procreation, Fertility and Growth.
  Loizos, Peter Z./ 9780485195682/ Price:ĘG 55.00
 
Whether initiating girls or healing cattle, bringing rain or protesting taxation, many in Africa share a vision of a world where the cultural, symbolic and cosmic categories of 'male' and 'female' serve, through ritual, to both reimagine and transform the world. Those Who Play With Fire introduces recent gender theory to the analysis of African ethnography, exploring the ways in which ideational gender categories permeate African systems of thought and ritual practices. Thus, the book provides a powerful framework with which to evaluate previous ethnographic material on Africa. In addition, Those Who Play With Fire presents a broad range of new case studies - of hunter-gatherers, agriculturalists and pastoralists - revealing the varied and complex ways in which African ideas and ideals of what it means to be 'male' and 'female' broadly inform and give meaning to a wide range of transformative rituals.
   
SA15-379 Ergativity in Roviana , Solomon Islands.
  Corston, S. H./ 9780858834484/ Price:AUD 31.63
 
   
SA15-377 Papers in Austronesian Linguistics No. 3.
  Steinhauer, H./ A-84/ Price:AUD 45.68
 
   
SA15-461 A Handbook of Tswana Law and Custom.
  Schapera, Isaac/ 9783894736859/ Price:EUR 45.90
 
   
VA15-3-8 Gorgon's Head and Other Literary Pieces, The.
  Frazer, James G./ 9780700714438/ Price:ĘG 145.00
 
The work of Sir James G. Frazer (1854-1941) ranged widely across classics, cultural history, folklore and literary criticism as well as anthropology. This volume was first published in 1927.
   
VA15-3-5 Folk-Lore in the Old Testament, 3-Vols/Set.
  Frazer, James G./ 9780700714407/ Price:ĘG 850.00
 
The work of Sir James G. Frazer (1854-1941) ranged widely across classics, cultural history, folklore and literary criticism as well as anthropology. This volume was first published in 1918.
   
VA15-3-14 Anthologia Anthropologica, 4-Vols/Set.
  Frazer, James G./ 9780700713417/ Price:ĘG 755.00
 
Edited by R. A. Downie. Volume I: The Native Races of Africa dn Madagascar (1938); volume 2: The Native Races of Australia (1939); volume III: The Native Races of Asia and Europe (1939); volume IV: The Native Races of America (1939).
   
VA15-3-12 Fear of the Dead in Primitive Religion, The. 3-Vols/Set.
  Frazer, James G./ 9780700713400/ Price:ĘG 455.00
 
   
VA15-3-11 Garnered Sheaves.
  Frazer, James G./ 9780700714391/ Price:ĘG 170.00
 
The work of Sir James G. Frazer (1854-1941) ranged widely across classics, cultural history, folklore and literary criticism as well as anthropology. This volume was first published in 1931.
   
SA15-384 Language Contact and Change in the Austronesian World.
  Dutton, Tom/ 9783110127867/ Price:EUR 209.00
 
   
VA06-17 Collected Works of Sir William Jones, 13-Vols/Set.
  Cannon, Garland/ 9780700702466/ Price:ĘG 1050.00
 
Volumes 1&2°GNew Introduction°FNew material including Letter to Patriot Senator and Oxford Oration, plus a number of recently discovered letters°FLife Volumes 3°GDiscussions Volumes 4°GChronology of the Hindus°FTales and Fables Volumes 5°GPapers on Indian Botany°FPersian Grammer Volumes 6°GPoesos Asiaticae Commentaria Volumes 7&8°GCharges 1783-92°FMahommedan Law Succession°FMahammedan Law of Inheritance and of Bailments Volumes 9°GSpeeches of Isaeus°FSacontala Volumes 10°GPoems°FMoallakat°FLettre a M. Anquetil Du Perron Volumes 11&12°GHistorie de Nader Shah°FTraite sur la poesie orientale°FIntro. to Life of Nader Shah Volumes 13°GHitopadesa of Vishnusarman°FHymns to Pracriti, etc°FExtracts from the Vedas
   
SA15-404 Body and Emotion: The Aesthetics of Illness and Healing in the Nepal Himalayas.
  Desjarlais, Robert R./ 9780812214345/ Price:US$ 29.95
 
   
SA15-379 A First Dictionary of Koiari.
  Dutton, Tom/ 9780858834149/ Price:AUD 45.68
 
   
SA15-377 A Dictionary of Paamese.
  Crowley, Terry/ C-121/ Price:AUD 46.92
 
   
VA15-10-64 Harambee Movement in Kenya, The: Self-Help, Development and Education Among the Kamba of Kitui District.
  Hill, Martin J. D./ 9781845203030/ Price:ĘG 58.00
 
   
VA15-10-62 Power of Love, The: The Moral Use of Knowledge Amongst the Amuesha of Central Peru.
  Santos-Granero, Fernando/ 9780485195620/ Price:ĘG 58.00
 
An exploration of the moral use of knowledge among the Amuesga of Central Peru.
   
SA15-379 Theme, Result, and Contrast: A Study in Expository Discourse in Upper Traudan Kalinga.
  Brainard, Sherri/ 9780858834057/ Price:AUD 36.54
 
   
VA15-10-61 Making Sense of Hierarchy: Cognition as Social Process in Fiji.
  Toren, Christina/ 9780485195613/ Price:ĘG 58.00
 
Analyses Fijian hierarchy and its constitution in everyday ritual behaviour.
   
SA15-457 Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science.
  Haraway, Donna/ 9780415902946/ Price:ĘG 34.99
 
   
SA15-392 The Social Practice of Symbolization: An Anthropological Analysis.
  Strecker, Ivo/ 9781845206918/ Price:ĘG 80.00
 
   
SA15-379 Bislama: An Introduction to the National Language of Vanuatu.(15 CD-ROM)
  Tryon, D./ D-72CDS/ Price:AUD 99.00
 
   
VA15-10-57 Sacrifice and Sharing in the Philippine Highlands: Religion and Society among the Buid of Mindoro.
  Gibson, Thomas/ 9780485195590/ Price:ĘG 55.00
 
   
SA15-377 Papers in Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, No. 4.
  Romaine, Suzanne/ A-72/ Price:AUD 45.68
 
   
VA15-10-56 Communication, Social Structure and Development in Rural Malaysia: A Study of Kampung Kuala Bera.
  Wilder, William D./ 9780485195569/ Price:ĘG 55.00
 
This is an important innovative analysis of communication and society in Pahang, West Malaysia, based on fieldwork carried out in Kampung Kuala Bera. Dr Wilder is concerned with communication networks of all kinds as found in a long-established Malay village, including the uses of language, small-scale (kinship and village-based) networks, and higher-level systems (the district and the nation as a whole). Dr Wilder lays particular emphasis on the role of communication in the process of economic development and on administration during a period of rapid and induced social change. His study is prefaced by a detailed historical account of Pahang and a thorough sociological analysis of Kampung Kuala Bera. The ethnography is meticulously detailed; its special contribution includes the first-ever publication of a Malay village genealogy, a systematic account of birth-order names (a major feature of the kinship system), complete figures on marital breakdowns for the whole village population, and an intensive analysis of leadership in its local context. This work will be of value to students of Southeast Asian societies, rural sociology, network studies, economic development, political education and the mass media in third world countries.
   
VA15-10-54 Ma'Betisek Concepts of Living Things.
  Karim, Wazir-Jahan/ 9780485195545/ Price:ĘG 60.00
 
The Ma' Betisek are a group of aborigines who live on the mangrove coastal area of Selangor in peninsular Malaysia. Dr Karim's study is mainly focused on the Ma' Betisek communities on Carey Island, off the west coast of Selangor and in particular three villages - Sungei Sialang, Sungei Mata and Sungei Bumbun. Few changes have taken place in the lives of the Betisek people on the island since 1975. On the mainland, the Ma' Betisek are busy keeping pace with development and modem life. However, despite increasing deforestation and new urban influences on the island, the Carey Island communities continue to preserve their naturistic ideas of how humans should live with plants and animals. Dr Karim's research focuses on this issue.
   
VA15-10-53 White Nile Arabs: Political Leadership and Economic Change.
  Mohamed, Abbas Ahmed/ 9780485195538/ Price:ĘG 58.00
 
   
SA15-377 Conversational Gurung.
  Glover, Jessie R./ D-13/ Price:AUD 44.98
 
   
SA15-377 Papers in Australian linguistics, No. 11.
  Kirton, J. F./ A-51/ Price:AUD 44.28
 
   
SA15-377 A Preliminary Analysis of Garawa Phrases and Cluases.
  Furby, E. S./ B-42/ Price:AUD 39.89
 
   
VA15-10-51 Metamorphosis of the Cassowaries: Umdea Society, Language and Ritual.
  Gell, Alfred/ 9780485195514/ Price:ĘG 60.00
 
   
VA15-10-50 Choice and Change.
  Davis, J./ 9781859738344/ Price:ĘG 58.00
 
This volume in honour of Professor Mair reflects the range of her interests, and those of the Department in which she taught, in many areas of social anthropology, for it reports on research in Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean, on the tensions between tradition and modernity, between the individual and society, deviance and conformity, stability and conflict. The ambiguities of social change and the choices thus presented to individuals are examined in all the essays and issues of modem politics and development dominate most of them.
   
VA15-10-49 Beyond the Village: Local Politics in Madang, Papua New Guinea.
  Morauta, Louise/ 9780485195491/ Price:ĘG 55.00
 
A study of how a district of Papua New Guinea dealt with the new political institutions established in the last years of colonial rule.
   
VA15-10-47 West Indian Migration: The Montserrat Case.
  Philpott, Stuart B./ 9781845200404/ Price:ĘG 58.00
 
   
SA15-377 Selepet Grammar: Part I, From Root to Phrase.
  McElhanon, K. A./ B-21/ Price:AUD 40.41
 
   
SA15-437 Myth, Symbol, and Culture.
  Geertz, Clifford/ 9780393094091/ Price:US$ 21.95
 
   
VA15-10-41 Report on the Iban.
  Freeman, Derek/ 9781845203016/ Price:ĘG 58.00
 
The Iban or the Sea Dayaks of Sarawak have probably been the best known of the indigenous peoples of Borneo for well over a century. Much has been written about them, but until the results of Dr Freeman's field research were published by the Government of Sarawak and by Her Majesty's Stationery Office in 1955 there was little information on their methods of agriculture and their social system. The book has become a landmark in the studies of shifting cultivation and of cognatic kinship organization; and the ideas around which it is written have proved over the years to be a continuing and powerful stimulus in the development of kinship theory. The field work on which the account is based was undertaken from 1949 to 1951. Although fundamental changes have taken place in the life of the Iban since the book was first published, it has been decided to republish it substantially unaltered.
   
VA15-10-40 Time and Social Structure and Other Essays.
  Fortes, Meyer/ 9780485195408/ Price:ĘG 55.00
 
   
VA15-10-39 Take Out Hunger: Two Case Studies of Rural Development in Basutoland.
  Wallman, Sandra/ 9780485195392/ Price:ĘG 55.00
 
Development schemes are common throughout the third world. Many fail, but the reasons for failure or success are only too often not adequately studied. In this monograph two schemes started in Basutoland - now Lesotho - are intensively analysed and compared: the first, which was abandoned in 1961, primarily by means of documentary material; the second, which was and still is successful in at least part of the area, mainly through observation and field research. The analysis reveals the factors making for success or failure, particularly in the fields of politics, economics, and communication. The relevance of the study extends beyond Lesotho and even Africa, the analysis dealing with problems common to introduced social change and development in any part of the world.
   
VA15-10-1 Work of the Gods in Tikopia, The.
  Firth, Raymond/ 9781845203054/ Price:ĘG 58.00
 
First published in 1939 and long out of print, this book remains unique as the only full and detailed account by a social anthropologist of a complete pagan Polynesian ritual cycle. This new single-volume edition omits some of the Tikopia vernacular texts, but includes a new theoretical introduction; postscripts have also been supplied to some of the chapters comparing the performances of 1928-9 with those witnessed by Professor Firth on his second visit to Tikopia in 1952. There is a specially written Epilogue on the final eclipse of the traditional ritual, based on a third visit by the author during the summer of 1966.
   
SA15-377 Papers in New Guinea Linguistics, No. 7.
  Goddard, J./ A-13/ Price:AUD 37.95
 
   
 

 

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