Anthropology: Kinship & Community

  • National Myths: Constructed Pasts, Contested Presents book cover

    National Myths

    Constructed Pasts, Contested Presents, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gérard Bouchard

    National myths are now seriously questioned in a number of societies. In the West, for instance, a number of factors have combined to destabilise the symbolic foundation of nations and collective identities. As a result, the diagnosis of a deep cultural crisis has become commonplace. Indeed, who…

    Paperback – 2013-04-05
    Routledge

  • Kinship and Social Organisation (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Kinship and Social Organisation (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By W. H. R. Rivers

    First published in 1914, W. H. R. Rivers' hugely influential study was the first to effectively demonstrate the close connection between methods of denoting relationship or kinship and forms of social organisation, including those based on different forms of the institution…

    Paperback – 2012-11-22
    Routledge

  • Millennium and Charisma Among Pathans (Routledge Revivals): A Critical Essay in Social Anthropology book cover

    Millennium and Charisma Among Pathans (Routledge Revivals)

    A Critical Essay in Social Anthropology, 1st Edition

    By Akbar Ahmed

    First published in 1976, this Routledge Revivals reissue presents an analysis of the Swat Pathans, the people of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, who belong administratively to Pakistan despite being a fiercely independent group, with their own codes and ways of life. Akbar S. Ahmed,…

    Paperback – 2012-03-02
    Routledge

  • Productive Engagement in Later Life: A Global Perspective book cover

    Productive Engagement in Later Life

    A Global Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nancy Morrow-Howell, Ada C. Mui

    Productive Ageing is the involvement of older adults in society through employment, volunteering, caregiving, education and skill building. In 2020 there will be 248 million people in China aged 60 and over. At the same time, the birth rate continues to drop and family structures are being…

    Hardback – 2012-01-16
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Marriage and Kinship book cover

    Rethinking Marriage and Kinship

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rodney Needham

    This volume is concerned with two of the fundamental topics of social anthropology, kinship and marriage, approached from a variety of viewpoints by an international group of contributors of diverse experience and background. The wide range of subjects examined includes: Incest, epistemology,…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
    Routledge

  • Okubo Diary (Routledge Revivals): Portrait of a Japanese Valley book cover

    Okubo Diary (Routledge Revivals)

    Portrait of a Japanese Valley, 1st Edition

    By Brian Moeran

    First published in 1985, this Routledge Revival is a lively and colourful account of life in the Japanese countryside, as seen through the eyes of an anthropologist who did fieldwork there for four years. Part journal, part ethnographic observation, part social and moral commentary, this very…

    Paperback – 2011-11-29
    Routledge

  • Chinese Kinship: Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives book cover

    Chinese Kinship

    Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susanne Brandtstädter, Gonçalo D Santos

    The essays in this volume present contemporary anthropological perspectives on Chinese kinship, its historical complexity and its modern metamorphoses. The collection draws particular attention to the reverberations of larger socio-cultural and politico-economic processes in the formation of…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Family and Kinship in East London book cover

    Family and Kinship in East London

    1st Edition

    By Michael Young, Peter Wilmott

    First published in 1957 ,and reprinted with a new introduction in 1986, Michael Young and Peter Willmott’s book on family and kinship in Bethnal Green in the 1950s is a classic in urban studies. A standard text in planning, housing, family studies and sociology, it predicted the…

    Hardback – 2011-07-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Campsteading: Family, Place, and Experience at Squam Lake, New Hampshire book cover

    Campsteading

    Family, Place, and Experience at Squam Lake, New Hampshire, 1st Edition

    By Derek Brereton

    The campstead is an American institution. After the Civil War, with neo-colonialism, environmentalism, and arts-and-crafts on the rise, some families sought rural locations for rustic camps. There they raised their children in the summertime. Around Squam Lake, after some eight generations,…

    Paperback – 2010-05-12
    Routledge

  • The Wellbeing of Children in Care: A New Approach for Improving Developmental Outcomes book cover

    The Wellbeing of Children in Care

    A New Approach for Improving Developmental Outcomes, 1st Edition

    By Kwame Owusu-Bempah

    Because of their previous damaging experiences, many children and young people enter the care system having already developed emotional problems or at a greater risk of developing them. However, in addition to this, research and experience consistently show that being in care is likely to aggravate…

    Paperback – 2010-04-30
    Routledge

  • Muslim Society and the Western Indian Ocean: The Seafarers of Kachchh book cover

    Muslim Society and the Western Indian Ocean

    The Seafarers of Kachchh, 1st Edition

    By Edward Simpson

    Based on substantial ethnographic, textual and archival research, this interesting book offers a new perspective on the anthropology of the western Indian Ocean. Writing in a clear, engaging style, and covering an impressive range of theoretical terrain, Simpson critically explores the…

    Paperback – 2009-06-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Indian Ocean Series

  • Global Spaces of Chinese Culture: Diasporic Chinese Communities in the United States and Germany book cover

    Global Spaces of Chinese Culture

    Diasporic Chinese Communities in the United States and Germany, 1st Edition

    By Sylvia Van Ziegert

    This book is an exploration of how Chinese communites in the United States and Germany create and disseminate a sense of diasporic Chinese identity. It not only compares the local conditions of the Chinese communities in the two locations, but also moves to a global dimension to track the…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Routledge
    Studies in Asian Americans

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