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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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Two Studies of Kinship in London

Two Studies of Kinship in London

1st Edition

Edited By Raymond Firth
March 31, 2021

In 1947 members of the Department of Anthropology at the London School of Economics, under the leadership of Professor Firth, made a study of kinship in a South London borough. More recently, to provide comparative material, Professor Garigue investigated kinship patterns among Italian immigrants ...

Uncertainties in Peasant Farming A Colombian Case

Uncertainties in Peasant Farming: A Colombian Case

1st Edition

By Sutti Ortiz
March 31, 2021

This book examines the life and historical background of the Paez peasants of Colombia and their relationship with the land, including issues of tenure, inheritance and the allocation of resources....

West Indian Migration The Monserrat Case

West Indian Migration: The Monserrat Case

1st Edition

By Stuart B. Philpott
March 31, 2021

West Indian Migration...

White Nile Arabs Political Leadership and Economic Change Volume 53

White Nile Arabs: Political Leadership and Economic Change Volume 53

1st Edition

By Abbas Mohamed
March 31, 2021

White Nile Arabs...

Political Systems of Highland Burma A Study of Kachin Social Structure

Political Systems of Highland Burma: A Study of Kachin Social Structure

1st Edition

By E. R. Leach
January 01, 1973

Political Systems of Highland Burma...

Rethinking Anthropology Volume 22

Rethinking Anthropology: Volume 22

1st Edition

By E. R. Leach
January 01, 1970

A collection of brilliant and provocative essays from Edmund Leach, one of the most original voices in the social anthropological tradition....

Political Leadership Among Swat Pathans Volume 19

Political Leadership Among Swat Pathans: Volume 19

1st Edition

By Fredrik Barth
January 01, 1970

A classic and highly influential ethnography, which explores political leadership among Swat Pathans - and which emphasizes the importance of individual decision-making for wider social processes....

Somali, Muslim, British Striving in Securitized Britain

Somali, Muslim, British: Striving in Securitized Britain

1st Edition

By Giulia Liberatore
December 27, 2018

Somalis are one of the most chastised Muslim communities in Europe. Depicted in the news as victims of female genital mutilation, perpetrators of gang violence, or more recently, as radical Islamists, Somalis have been cast as a threat to social cohesion, national identity, and security in Britain ...

Anthropology and Social Change Volume 38

Anthropology and Social Change: Volume 38

1st Edition

By Lucy Mair
January 01, 1971

The fourteen lectures and essays that make up this volume deal mainly, though not exclusively, with Africa, and among the topics discussed are land tenure, chieftainship, 'clientship', messianic movement, witchcraft, and 'race, tribalism and nationalism'....

The Individualization of Chinese Society

The Individualization of Chinese Society

1st Edition

By Yunxiang Yan
November 01, 2009

Chinese society has seen phenomenal change in the last 30 years. Two of the most profound changes have been the rise of the individual in both public and private spheres and the consequent individualisation of Chinese society itself. Yet, despite China's recent dramatic entrance into global ...

Work, Sleep, Repeat The Abstract Labour of German Management Consultants

Work, Sleep, Repeat: The Abstract Labour of German Management Consultants

1st Edition

By Felix Stein
April 18, 2019

Work, Sleep, Repeat is a fascinating account of the work regime of German management consultants. Examining one of the most sought-after – and secretive – graduate professions, the book provides a first-hand account of the boardroom culture of Europe’s strongest economy. Analyzing how knowledge and...

Questions of Anthropology

Questions of Anthropology

1st Edition

Edited By Rita Astuti, Jonathan Parry, Charles Stafford
July 01, 2007

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 ...

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