Land and Social Change in East Nepal

Author: Professor Lionel Caplan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136545018
Format: PDF
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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
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First Published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Religion A Humanist Interpretation

Author: Raymond Firth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134795033
Format: PDF
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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.

Understanding Post War British Society

Author: Peter Catterall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134837941
Format: PDF
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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

Applied Anthropology in Australasia

Author: Sandy Toussaint
Publisher: Uwa Pub
ISBN: 9781876268282
Format: PDF, Docs
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Intended for students of anthropology, consultants, academics and applied anthropologists, this text examines issues such as the importance of cultural analysis, representation, ethics, advocacy, reflexivity, the limitations and advantages of short-term and long-term research, and the relationship between pure and applied anthropology.