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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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Knowledge of Illness in a Sepik Society A Study of the Gnau, New Guinea Volume 52

Knowledge of Illness in a Sepik Society: A Study of the Gnau, New Guinea Volume 52

1st Edition

By Gilbert Lewis
January 01, 1975

Illness is a matter of concern in every society. Social responses to it depend both on the nature of the illness and on cultural interpretation of its significance. This study of the occurrence, recognition and explanation of illness amongst the Gnau makes use of its author's dual training in ...

Metamorphosis of the Cassowaries Umeda Society, Language and Ritual Volume 51

Metamorphosis of the Cassowaries: Umeda Society, Language and Ritual Volume 51

1st Edition

By Alfred Gell
January 01, 1975

Metamorphosis of the Cassowaries...

Chinese Lineage and Society Fukien and Kwantung Volume 33

Chinese Lineage and Society: Fukien and Kwantung Volume 33

1st Edition

By Maurice Freedman
January 01, 1971

This book takes the argument first set out in Lineage Organization in South-Eastern China a step further. It incorporates some of Professor Freedman's field data (gathered in the Hong Kong New Territories in 1963) and draws on a wide variety of written sources. As in his first book on the subject, ...

Essays on Social Organisation and Values

Essays on Social Organisation and Values

1st Edition

By Raymond Firth
January 01, 1970

In this volume Professor Firth has brought together and commented upon a number of his papers on anthropological subjects published over the last thirty years. All these essays relate in different ways to his continuing interest in the study of social process, especially in the significance within ...

Take Out Hunger Two Case Studies of Rural Development in Basutoland Volume 39

Take Out Hunger: Two Case Studies of Rural Development in Basutoland Volume 39

1st Edition

By S. Wallman
January 01, 1970

Development schemes are common throughout the third world. Many fail, but the reasons for failure or success are only too often not adequately studied. In this monograph two schemes started in Basutoland - now Lesotho - are intensively analysed and compared: the first, which was abandoned in 1961, ...

The Political Structure of the Chinese Community in Cambodia Volume 42

The Political Structure of the Chinese Community in Cambodia: Volume 42

1st Edition

By W. E. Willmott
January 01, 1970

This field study of organized Chinese life in Cambodia, past and present, takes its place in the growing sociological literature on the overseas Chinese and, in a sense, transcends it. For it relates its conclusions on the evolution the structure of the Cambodian Chinese community to the evidence ...

The Work of the Gods in Tikopia Second Edition

The Work of the Gods in Tikopia: Second Edition

1st Edition

By Raymond Firth
January 01, 1970

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 ...

Time and Social Structure and Other Essays

Time and Social Structure and Other Essays

1st Edition

By Meyere Fortes
January 01, 1970

Time and Social Structure and Other Essays...

Kinship and Marriage in a New Guinea Village

Kinship and Marriage in a New Guinea Village

1st Edition

By H. Ian Hogbin
January 01, 1963

The economic and political systems, legal code and religious beliefs of the people of the New Guinea village of Busama were analysed by H. Ian Hogbin in his earlier work, Transformation Scene (1951). In this new study founded on field work carried out at intervals over a seven year period, he is ...

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