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Reading Asia: New Research in Asian Studies

by Frans Husken Huskin & Dick van der Meij

This volume presents a wide variety of articles in the broad field of Asian Studies, covering the latest results of research within the social sciences and the humanities, reflecting the rich diversity within...


Emotion and the Structure of Narrative Film: Film as an Emotion Machine

by Ed S. Tan

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


How Like a Leaf: An Interview with Donna Haraway

by Donna Haraway & Thyrza Goodeve

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Reclaiming Democracy: The Sixties in Politics and Memory

by Meta Mendel-Reyes

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Creative Storytelling: Building Community/Changing Lives

by Jack Zipes

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


After Identity: A Reader in Law and Culture

by Dan Danielsen & Karen Engle

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Continental Divide: The Values and Institutions of the United States and Canada

by Seymour Martin Lipset

Seymour Martin Lipset's highly acclaimed work explores the distinctive character of American and Canadian values and institutions. Lipset draws material from a number of sources: historical accounts, critical...


Japanese Rainmaking and Other Folk Practices

by Geoffrey Bownas & Pauline Brown

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...


Classification and Human Evolution

by Sherwood L. Washburn

This volume reviews the meaning of taxonomic statements and considers our present knowledge regarding the number and characteristics of species among living and extinct primates, including man and his ancestors....


Anthropology and the Greeks

by S.C. Humphreys

The first section of the book deals with the history of the relationship of classical studies and anthropology. In the second section the more material aspects of ancient Greek life are considered and the author...


Primitive Law, Past and Present

by A.S. Diamond

This book is a study of the beginnings of law and the 'primitive' stages of its development, from the first rudimentary rules of conduct to the codes of the legal systems. Its scope extends to both cultures...


Marxism and Anthropology: The History of a Relationship

by Maurice Bloch

This book examines the uses made of anthropology by Marx and Engels, and the uses made of Marxism by anthropologists. Looking at the writings of Marx and Engels on primitive societies, the book evaluates their...


Marxist Analyses and Social Anthropology

by Maurice Bloch

Reflecting the first evaluation among British and American anthropologists of the relevance of Marxist theory for their discipline, the studies in this volume cover a wide geographical and social spectrum ranging...


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...