Anthropology: Bestsellers


  • The Life of Lines book cover

    The Life of Lines

    1st Edition

    By Tim Ingold

    To live, every being must put out a line, and in life these lines tangle with one another. This book is a study of the life of lines. Following on from Tim Ingold's groundbreaking work Lines: A Brief History, it offers a wholly original series of meditations on life, ground, weather, walking,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-09

  • Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture book cover


    Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Tim Ingold

    Making creates knowledge, builds environments and transforms lives. Anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture are all ways of making, and all are dedicated to exploring the conditions and potentials of human life. In this exciting book, Tim Ingold ties the four disciplines together in a way…

    Paperback – 2013-03-21

  • Being Alive: Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description book cover

    Being Alive

    Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description, 1st Edition

    By Tim Ingold

    Anthropology is a disciplined inquiry into the conditions and potentials of human life. Generations of theorists, however, have expunged life from their accounts, treating it as the mere output of patterns, codes, structures or systems variously defined as genetic or cultural, natural or social.…

    Paperback – 2011-04-19

  • The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill book cover

    The Perception of the Environment

    Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill, 1st Edition

    By Tim Ingold

    In this work Tim Ingold offers a persuasive approach to understanding how human beings perceive their surroundings. He argues that what we are used to calling cultural variation consists, in the first place, of variations in skill. Neither innate nor acquired, skills are grown, incorporated into…

    Paperback – 2011-03-31

  • Fifty Key Anthropologists book cover

    Fifty Key Anthropologists

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert J. Gordon, Harriet Lyons, Andrew Lyons

    Fifty Key Anthropologists surveys the life and work of some of the most influential figures in anthropology. The entries, written by an international range of expert contributors, represent the diversity of thought within the subject, incorporating both classic theorists and more recent…

    Paperback – 2010-11-12
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Anthropology: The Basics book cover

    Anthropology: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Peter Metcalf, Peter Metcalf

    The ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, Anthropology: The Basics explains and explores key anthropological concepts including: what is anthropology? how can we distinguish cultural differences from physical ones? what is culture, anyway? how do…

    Paperback – 2005-09-08
    The Basics

  • Feeding Desire: Fatness, Beauty and Sexuality Among a Saharan People book cover

    Feeding Desire

    Fatness, Beauty and Sexuality Among a Saharan People, 1st Edition

    By Rebecca Popenoe

    While the Western world adheres to a beauty ideal that says women can never be too thin, the semi-nomadic Moors of the Sahara desert have for centuries cherished a feminine ideal of extreme fatness. Voluptuous immobility is thought to beautify girls' bodies, hasten the onset of puberty, heighten…

    Paperback – 2003-10-29

  • Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo book cover

    Purity and Danger

    An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo, 1st Edition

    By Mary Douglas

    `Professor Douglas writes gracefully, lucidly and polemically. She continually makes points which illuminate matters in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of science and help to show the rest of us just why and how anthropology has become a fundamentally intellectual discipline' - New…

    Paperback – 2002-09-12
    Routledge Classics