Comparative Studies in Kinship

Author: Jack Goody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113653556X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Against the background of the problems involved in the comparative study of human society, the essays in this book show the comparative ideal in practice, which combines elements from both sociology and anthropology. In each essay, specific problems are treated in a way which tests theory against evidence, to replace assertion by demonstration. Topics covered include: · Incest and Adultery · Double descent systems · Inheritance, social change and the boundary problem · Marriage policy · The circulation of women and children in northern Ghana · Indo-European kinship. First published in 1969.

Three Styles in the Study of Kinship

Author: J.A. Barnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136535004

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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The study of kinship is a fundamental part of the study and the practice of social anthropology. This volume examines the work of three distinguished anthropologists that bear on kinship and determines what theoretical models are implicit in their writings and assesses to what extent their claims have been validated. The anthropologists studied are from France, the UK and USA: Claude Levi-Strauss, Meyer Fortes and G.P. Murdock. First published in 1971.

Die Philosophie des Buddhismus

Mit einem Vorwort von Eli Franco und Karin Preisendanz

Author: Erich Frauwallner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3050088095

Category: Philosophy

Page: 335

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Erich Frauwallners Buch "Die Philosophie des Buddhismus" ist längst zu einem ‚Klassiker’ geworden. Die Form der Darstellung ist glücklich gewählt; sie verknüpft allgemeine Überblicke, Einführungen in das Denken individueller buddhistischer Philosophen und lange Exzerpte aus philosophischen Werken des südasiatischen Buddhismus in wörtlicher Übersetzung. Das Buch bewegt sich also zwischen einem Einführungswerk und einer Anthologie. Die knappen Einleitungen zu den repräsentativen Texten sind informativ und klar und rücken die philosophischen Inhalte in das Licht ihrer historischen Entwicklung; die Übersetzungen aus den relevanten Sprachen (Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetisch, Chinesisch) wiederum sind außerordentlich verlässlich. Der Neuauflage des Bandes wurde ein Vorwort von Eli Franco und Karin Preisendanz zu Frauwallners Leben und Schaffen beigefügt, ergänzt durch eine Bibliographie seiner Schriften und eine kommentierte Liste weiterführender Literatur zum südasiatischen Buddhismus.

The Relevance of Models for Social Anthropology

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136539697

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 7388

There has been much discussion in recent years about the construction of theoretical models useful in the explanation of particular areas of social organization. This volume charts that discussion and its results and covers a wide ethnographic range from the Pacific Island of Truk through African pastoral societies, south-east Asia and Hong Kong, back to Polynesia. First published in 1965.

Social Anthropology

Author: Evans-Pritchard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415330305

Category: Social Science

Page: 134

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Social Anthropology explains and illustrates the methods of modern anthropology, tracing its development from pre-nineteenth-century philosophical speculations and the empirical work of explorers, missionaries and colonial servants, up to the second half of the twentieth century. First published in 1951.

Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415330213

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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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 System (Clifford Geertz) · Colour Classification in Ndembu Religion (Victor W. Turner) · Religion: Problems of Definition and Explanation (Melford E. Spiro) · Fathers, Elders and Ghosts in Edo Religion (R.E. Bradbury) · Territorial Groupings and Relgion among the Iraqw (Edward H. Winter). First published in 1966.

Political Systems and the Distribution of Power

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415330599

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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Modern political anthropology began in 1940 with the first systematic comparative studies of how primitive societies maintained law and order. The focus was on government and the presence or absence of state institutions. Recently, interest has shifted to the study of power, to examining the manipulation of political relations, and to the task of elaborating a classification of governmental systems that will throw light on the important problems for research. First published in 1965.

Tribes Without Rulers

Studies in African Segmentary Systems

Author: John Middleton,David Tait

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415329972

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 8914

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'. First published in 1958.

Stone Age Economics

Author: Marshall Sahlins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135649790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 1725

This book addresses a central problem of anthropology: the nature and appropriate analysis of economic life. It consists of a set of detailed and closely related studies of tribal economies: of domestic production for livelihood, and of the submission of domestic production to the material and political demands of society at large. Originally published in 1974.

Stone Age Economics

Author: Marshall David Sahlins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415330076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 4451

This book addresses a central problem of anthropology: the nature and appropriate analysis of economic life. It consists of a set of detailed and closely related studies of tribal economies: of domestic production for livelihood, and of the submission of domestic production to the material and political demands of society at large. Originally published in 1974.

Land and Social Change in East Nepal

A Study of Hindu-Tribal Relations

Author: Lionel Caplan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415330466

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 8298

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. First published in 1970.

The Witch Figure

Folklore essays by a group of scholars in England honouring the 75th birthday of Katharine M. Briggs

Author: Venetia Newall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136551735

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 7484

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. Originally published in 1973.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Karchana

lifeworld-ethnography of an Indian village

Author: Øyvind Jaer

Publisher: A Scandinavian University Press Publication

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

View: 9338

This book explores Karchana, a complex Hindu village community of 35 castes and 3900 members living close to the holy Ganges and celebrated centers of pilgrimage in the economically backward, but politically and culturally very fascinating and influential Eastern Uttar Pardesh region. Although classical in presenting a "holistic account" through field work and indology, this work offers a new approach to the problem of "writing culture" based on the concepts of arena, lifeworld, and intersubjective fact.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Calendar

Author: University of Cape Town

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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How to Read Ethnography

Author: Huon Wardle,Paloma Gay y Blasco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134333455

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 3715

How to Read Ethnography is an invaluable guide to approaching anthropological texts. Laying bare the central conventions of ethnographic writing, it helps students to develop a critical understanding of texts and explains how to identify and analyse the core ideas in order to apply these ideas to other areas of study. Above all it enables students to read ethnographies anthropologically and to develop an anthropological imagination of their own. Combining lucid explanations with selections from key texts, this excellent guide is ideal reading for those new to the subject or in need of a refresher course. Includes excerpts from key ethnographies Offers balanced and progressive reader activities and exercises Provides reading exercises, a glossary and full chapter summaries Teaches an independent approach to the study of anthropology

Parenting in Global Perspective

Negotiating Ideologies of Kinship, Self and Politics

Author: Charlotte Faircloth,Diane M. Hoffman,Linda L. Layne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136246924

Category: Social Science

Page: 18

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Drawing on both sociological and anthropological perspectives, this volume explores cross-national trends and everyday experiences of ‘parenting’. Parenting in Global Perspective examines the significance of ‘parenting’ as a subject of professional expertise, and activity in which adults are increasingly expected to be emotionally absorbed and become personally fulfilled. By focusing the significance of parenting as a form of relationship and as mediated by family relationships across time and space, the book explores the points of accommodation and points of tension between parenting as defined by professionals, and those experienced by parents themselves. Specific themes include: the ways in which the moral context for parenting is negotiated and sustained the structural constraints to ‘good’ parenting (particularly in cases of immigration or reproductive technologies) the relationship between intimate family life and broader cultural trends, parenting culture, policy making and nationhood parenting and/as adult ‘identity-work’. Including contributions on parenting from a range of ethnographic locales – from Europe, Canada and the US, to non-Euro-American settings such as Turkey, Chile and Brazil, this volume presents a uniquely critical and international perspective, which positions parenting as a global ideology that intersects in a variety of ways with the political, social, cultural, and economic positions of parents and families.

Völkerpsychologie

Erster Band, erster Teil: Die Sprache

Author: Wilhelm Wundt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925068363

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

View: 4310

Nachdruck des Originals von 1900.

Australian Aboriginal Studies

Journal of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: N.A

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