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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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Akokoaso A Survey of a Gold Coast Village

Akokoaso: A Survey of a Gold Coast Village

1st Edition

By W. H. Beckett
March 31, 2021

Initially published in 1943. Akokoaso is a small village in the central province of the Gold Coast Colony, in the heart of the cocoa country. In this study the author presents his survey directed at the Gold Coast 'Middletown' during the period of 1932 to 5. The report covers the village and its ...

Beyond the Village Local Politics in Madang, Papua New Guinea

Beyond the Village: Local Politics in Madang, Papua New Guinea

1st Edition

By Louise Morauta
March 31, 2021

A study of how a district of Papua New Guinea dealt with the new political institutions established in the last years of colonial rule....

Changing Lapps A Study in Culture Relations in Northernmost Norway

Changing Lapps: A Study in Culture Relations in Northernmost Norway

1st Edition

By Gutorm Gjessing
March 31, 2021

Changing Lapps A Study in Culture Relations in Northernmost Norway is a study of culture contact between the Saami and the Scandinavians, chiefly Norwegians, in an historical perspective. This study is based primarily on literary sources and official records supplemented by field work. In order to ...

Choice and Change Essays in Honour of Lucy Mair

Choice and Change: Essays in Honour of Lucy Mair

1st Edition

Edited By John Davis
March 31, 2021

This volume in honour of Professor Mair reflects the range of her interests, and those of the Department in which she taught, in many areas of social anthropology, for it reports on research in Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean, on the tensions between tradition and modernity, between the ...

Gods on Earth The Management of Religious Experience and Identity in a North Indian Pilgrimage Centre

Gods on Earth: The Management of Religious Experience and Identity in a North Indian Pilgrimage Centre

1st Edition

By Peter van der Veer
March 31, 2021

A detailed historical anthropology of Ayodhya, which argues that religious values CAN reflect political and economic processes....

Housekeeping among Malay Peasants

Housekeeping among Malay Peasants

1st Edition

By Rosemary Firth
March 31, 2021

Initially published in 1966. A study of the social and economic conditions of a small fishing village in Kelantan, on the north-east coast of Malay.  The study, from August 1939 to July 1940 is based on collaborations with the author's husband's investigations explores how the Kelantan people ...

Indigenous Political Systems of West Malaya Revised Edition

Indigenous Political Systems of West Malaya: Revised Edition

1st Edition

By J. M. Gullick
March 31, 2021

An analysis of the political organization of the traditional government of the Malay Sultans before the introduction of British rule in 1874....

Kinship and Economic Organisation in Rural Japan

Kinship and Economic Organisation in Rural Japan

1st Edition

By Chie Nakane
March 31, 2021

Kinship and Economic Organisation in Rural Japan...

Land Tenure in Ibo Village in South-Eastern Nigeria

Land Tenure in Ibo Village in South-Eastern Nigeria

1st Edition

By M. M. Green
March 31, 2021

Land Tenure in Ibo Village in South-Eastern Nigeria...

Lineage Organisation in South-Eastern China

Lineage Organisation in South-Eastern China

1st Edition

By Maurice Freedman
March 31, 2021

Lineage Organisation in South-Eastern China...

Malay Kinship and Marriage in Singapore

Malay Kinship and Marriage in Singapore

1st Edition

By Judith Djamour
March 31, 2021

Dr Djamour spent two years in Singapore, both in the city and in a Malay fishing village, and her first-hand account draws a lively and sympathetic picture of behaviour within the family and between kinsmen. It is nonetheless an important contribution to social anthropology and discusses, as its ...

Malay Peasant Society in Jelebu

Malay Peasant Society in Jelebu

1st Edition

By M. G. Swift
March 31, 2021

First published in 1939 and long out of print, this book remains unique as the only full and detailed account by a social anthropologist of a complete pagan Polynesian ritual cycle. This new single-volume edition omits some of the Tikopia vernacular texts, but includes a new theoretical ...

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