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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,...

Negotiating Claims: The Emergence of Indigenous Land Claim Negotiation Policies in Australia Canada New Zealand and the United States: The Emergence o

by Christa Scholtz

Why do governments choose to negotiate indigenous land claims rather than resolve claims through some other means? In this book Scholtz explores why a government would choose to implement a negotiation policy,...

Recycling Red Riding Hood

by Sandra Beckett

Sandra Beckett's book explores the contemporary retelling of the Red Riding Hood tale in Western children's literature.

The Cultural Career of Coolness: Discourses and Practices of Affect Control in European Antiquity, the United States, and Japan

by Ulla Haselstein, Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit & Catrin Gersdorf

Today, coolness is a term most often used in advertising trendy commodities, or, more generally, in promoting urban lifestyles. The Cultural Career of Coolness explores the history of the term as a metaphor...

Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown

by Donna Goldstein

Donna M. Goldstein presents a hard-hitting critique of urban poverty and violence and challenges much of what we think we know about the "culture of poverty" in this compelling read. Drawing on more than a decade...

Human Rights and the Third World: Issues and Discourses

by Arnab Das & Subrata Sankar Bagchi

Human Rights and the Third World: Issues and Discourses deals with the controversial questions on the universalistic notions of human rights. It finds Third World perspectives and seeks to open up a discursive...

Ethics and Anthropology: Ideas and Practice

by Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

Ethics and Anthropology: Ideas and Practice is the first comprehensive and up-to-date book embracing issues and dilemmas faced by anthropologists in the discipline’s four fields.

Asia Through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders

by Fuyubi Nakamura, Morgan Perkins & Olivier Krischer

Exploring accounts of art forms ranging from painting to film, literature , fashion and performance Asia Through Art and Anthropology challenges established assumptions of the cultural products of Asia, making...

The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

by Margaret Lock

Because of rapidly aging populations, the number of people worldwide experiencing dementia is increasing and the projections are grim. Despite hundreds of millions of dollars invested in medical research, no...

Life in Southern Nigeria: The Magic, Beliefs and Customs of the Ibibio Tribe

by Percy Amaury Talbot

This work describes the beliefs, customs and traditions of this tribe from the Ekat district.

Spirit & Influences of Chivalry

by Batty

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Arabian Essays

by Algosaibi

First Published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Egyptian Relgion

by Siegfried Morenz

Introducing the reader to the gods and their worshippers and to the ways in which they were related, this book focuses on the ever-present link between the human and the divine in Ancient Egypt. The book also...