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LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology


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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.

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Slavery and Essentialism in Highland Madagascar Ethnography, History, Cognition

Slavery and Essentialism in Highland Madagascar: Ethnography, History, Cognition

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Denis Regnier
August 01, 2022

This book explores the prejudice against slave descendants in highland Madagascar and its persistence more than a century after the official abolition of slavery. ‘Unclean people’ is a widespread expression in the southern highlands of Madagascar, and refers to people of alleged slave descent who ...

A New Maori Migration Rural and Urban Relations in Northern New Zealand

A New Maori Migration: Rural and Urban Relations in Northern New Zealand

1st Edition

By Joan Metge
April 29, 2022

Until 1939 the Maori people remained an almost wholly rural community, but during and after the second world war increasing numbers of them migrated in search of work to the cities, and urban groups of Maori were established. This development has significantly affected relationships, both between ...

Affective Encounters Everyday Life among Chinese Migrants in Zambia

Affective Encounters: Everyday Life among Chinese Migrants in Zambia

1st Edition

By Di Wu
April 29, 2022

Against the background of China's rapidly growing, and sometimes highly controversial, activities in Africa, this book is among the first of its kind to systematically document Sino-African interactions at the everyday level. Based on sixteen months of ethnographic fieldwork at two contrasting ...

A Demographic Study of an Egyptian Province (Sharquiya)

A Demographic Study of an Egyptian Province (Sharquiya)

1st Edition

By A. M. Ammar
December 13, 2021

Initially published in 1943. In A Demographic Study of an Egyptian Province (Sharquiya) Dr Ammar, an Egyptian anthropologist,  raises a number of questions around the relevance of and need for accurate population statistics in field economic studies.  His tables and sociological analysis ...

Conflict and Solidarity in a Guianese Plantation

Conflict and Solidarity in a Guianese Plantation

1st Edition

By Chandra Jayawardena
December 13, 2021

Conflict and Solidarity in a Guianese Plantation...

Kinship and Social Organisation

Kinship and Social Organisation

1st Edition

By W. H. R. Rivers
December 13, 2021

W. H. R. Rivers, who has been called 'the founder of the modern study of social organization', exerted an immense influence on his contemporaries and successors. This volume reprints three of his lectures, delivered in 1913 and first published in 1914, which provide a short and brilliant exposition...

Sacrifice and Sharing in the Philippine Highlands Religion and Society among the Buid of Mindoro

Sacrifice and Sharing in the Philippine Highlands: Religion and Society among the Buid of Mindoro

1st Edition

By Thomas P. Gibson
December 13, 2021

Sacrifice and Sharing in the Philippine Highlands...

Saints and Fireworks Religion and Politics in Rural Malta

Saints and Fireworks: Religion and Politics in Rural Malta

1st Edition

By Jeremy Boissevain
December 13, 2021

Malta's recent independence was achieved despite a confusion of internal conflicts which must appear puzzling to the outsider. Socialists and Nationalists clash both with each other, and with a Church whose authority is almost medieval. Dr Boissevain has lived for more than two years in Malta and ...

The Harambee Movement in Kenya Self-Help, Development and Education Among the Kamba of Kitui District

The Harambee Movement in Kenya: Self-Help, Development and Education Among the Kamba of Kitui District

1st Edition

By Martin Hill
December 13, 2021

The Harambee Movement in Kenya...

Politics of Recuperation Repair and Recovery in Post-Crisis Portugal

Politics of Recuperation: Repair and Recovery in Post-Crisis Portugal

1st Edition

Edited By Francisco Martinez
June 30, 2021

Through a range of ethnographic case studies focusing on the Portuguese recovery after the economic crisis, this book begins a conversation about the experience of recuperation and repair. Located in the cracks and gaps between the state and society, recuperation appears as a social and ...

Hierarchy and Egalitarianism Caste, Class and Power in Sinhalese Peasant Society

Hierarchy and Egalitarianism: Caste, Class and Power in Sinhalese Peasant Society

1st Edition

By Tamara Gunasekera
June 29, 2021

A comprehensive analysis of stratification in rural Sri Lanka, taking into account the hierarchies of class, status and power....

Social Status and Power in Java

Social Status and Power in Java

1st Edition

By L. H. Palmier
January 01, 1969

This book is a closely-observed anthropological study of life in two small Javanese towns and, at the same time, it attempts a general analysis on sociological lines of some key characteristics of contemporary Javanese society. In particular, the author's examination of the manner in which a ...

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