Anthropology and Social Change

Author: Lucy Mair
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 9780485196382
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Focusing mainly on Africa, collected essays on land tenure, chieftainship, clientship, race, tribalism and nationalism.

London School of Economics Monographs and Social Anthropology Series

Author: Charles Stafford
Publisher: Berg Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781845200305
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With over 70 volumes published since 1949, including classic works by Gell, Barth, Leach and Firth, the LSE Monographs now form one of the most prestigious series in the discipline of Anthropology. Presenting scholarly work from all branches of Social Anthropology, the series continues to build on its history with both theoretical and ethnographic studies of the contemporary world.

Land and Social Change in East Nepal

Author: Professor Lionel Caplan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136545018
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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.

Anthropology in Use

Author: John Van Willigen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780913178669
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First Published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Questions of Anthropology

Author: Rita Astuti
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847883729
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Anthropology today seems to shy away from the big, comparative questions that ordinary people in many societies find compelling. Questions of Anthropology brings these issues back to the centre of anthropological concerns.Individual essays explore birth, death and sexuality, puzzles about the relationship between science and religion, questions about the nature of ritual, work, political leadership and genocide, and our personal fears and desires, from the quest to control the future and to find one's 'true' identity to the fear of being alone. Each essay starts with a question posed by individual ethnographic experience and then goes on to frame this question in a broader, comparative context. Written in an engaging and accessible style, Questions of Anthropology presents an exciting introduction to the purpose and value of Anthropology today.

Religion A Humanist Interpretation

Author: Raymond Firth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134795033
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Religion: A Humanist Interpretation represents a lifetime's work on the anthropology of religion from a rather unusual personal viewpoint. Raymond Firth treats religion as a human art, capable of great intellectual and artistic achievements, but also of complex manipulation to serve the human interests of those who believe in it and operate it. His study is comparative, drawing material from a range of religions around the world. Its findings are a challenge to established beliefs. This anthropological approach to the study of religion covers themes ranging from; religious belief and personal adjustment; gods and God; offering and sacrifice;religion and politics; Malay magic and spirit mediumship; truth and paradox in religion.

Ordinary Ethics in China

Author: Charles Stafford
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0857854607
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Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Chinese communities and featuring a wide range of case studies, this book reflects upon 'ordinary' moral life in contemporary China.

Understanding Post War British Society

Author: Peter Catterall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134837941
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Too many sociology textbooks begin and end with how society is structured. To understand how society operates it is necessary to explore not only its constituent structures and relationships, but how these structures emerge and why changes occur within them. By bringing together a group of distinguished sociologists and social historians, this book critically appraises the usefulness of current theories in advancing our understanding of contemporary society. It explores British society as dynamic and developing. In the process the authors draw our attention to the fact that society is shaped not just by social policy and structures, but by how far these influence people's life-patterns, attitudes, experience and conduct. Celia Brackenridge (Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education, Joan C Brown, Robert G Burgess (University of Warwick), Rosemary Crompton (University of Kent), John Curtice (University of Str