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Relationships, Residence and the Individual: A Rural Panamanian Community

by Stephen Gudeman

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...


The Demise of a Rural Economy: From Subsistence to Capitalism in a Latin American Village

by Stephen Gudeman

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...


Social Life of Early Man

by S.L. Washburn

Attempting to reconstruct the life of early societies, particular emphasis is laid upon social behaviour among primates, as well as approaches from ethnology, prehistoric archaeology, geography, genetics, human...


Japanese Culture: Its Development and Characteristics

by Richard K. Beardsley & Robert J. Smith

This book presents an authoritative and illuminating insight into the development and most important characteristics of Japanese society and culture. Approaching the subject from a number of different points...


Djanggawul: An Aboriginal Religious Cult of North-Eastern Arnhem Land

by Ronald M. Berndt

The Djanggawul religious cult is the focus for this study because it is more important to the Aborigines themselves than other religious cults in the north-eastern region of Arnhem land.

The book includes chapters...


Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion

by Michael Banton

As the basic questions of social structure were elucidated there came a quickening of interest among social anthropologists in the study of religion. Chapters in this book include:

· Religion as a Cultural...


Social Change in Tikopia: Re-Study of a Polynesian Community After a Generation

by Raymond Firth

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...


Primitive Polynesian Economy

by Raymond Firth

A great classic of British anthropology, Primitive Polynesian Economy is structured as follows:

· Problems of Primitive Economics

· Food and Population in Tikopia

· Knowledge, Technique and Economic Lore

...


Elements of Social Organisation

by Raymond Firth

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...


Capital, Saving and Credit in Peasant Societies: Studies from Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and Middle America

by Raymond Firth & B.S. Yamey

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,...


Investigating Information Society

by Hugh Mackay, Wendy Maples & Paul Reynolds

This lively and engaging text introduces students to the major debates and data on the information society, and at the same time teaches them how to research it. It gives an overview of:

* theorists of the information...


The Action-Image of Society on Cultural Politicization

by Alfred Willener

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences....


Immigration and Social Policy in Britain

by Catherine Jones

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences....


Public Planning: The Inter-Corporate Dimension

by John Friend, J. M. Power & C. J. L. Yewlett

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences....


Sociology and Development

by Emanuel de Kadt & Gavin Williams

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences....


Social Science and Government: Policies and Problems

by A. B. Cherns, W. I. Jenkins & R. Sinclair

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences....


Social Theory and Economic Change

by Tom Burns, Professor S B Saul & S. B. Saul

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences....


Reflections on the Nude

by Adrian Stokes

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences....


Painting and the Inner World

by Adrian Stokes

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences....


Greek Culture and the Ego: A Psycho-Analytic Survey of an Aspect of Greek Civilization and of Art

by Adrian Stokes

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences....