Anthropology: Book Series

European Association of Social Anthropologists

  • Conceptualizing Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Adam Kuper

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
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  • Cross-Cultural Approaches to Adoption

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fiona Bowie

    Adoption is currently subject to a great deal of media scrutiny. High-profile cases of international adoption via the internet and other unofficial routes, have drawn attention to the relative ease with which children can be obtained on the global circuit, and have brought about legislation which…

    Paperback – 2004-10-07
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  • Realizing Community

    Concepts, Social Relationships and Sentiments, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vered Amit

    'Community' is so overused both in everyday language as well as in scholarly work that it could easily be dismissed as a truism. However, the persistence of the term itself shows that the idea continues to resonate powerfully in our daily lives, ethnographic accounts as well as theoretical analyses…

    Paperback – 2002-02-07
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  • Anthropology of Violence and Conflict

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bettina Schmidt, Ingo Schroeder

    Anthropology of Violence has only recently developed into a field of research in its own right and as such it is still fairly fragmented. Anthropology of Violence and Conflict seeks to redress this fragmentation and develop a method of cross-cultural analysis. The study of important conflicts, such…

    Paperback – 2001-02-22
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  • Natural Enemies

    People-Wildlife Conflicts in Anthropological Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Knight

    Wild animals raid crops, attack livestock, and sometimes threaten people. Conflicts with wildlife are widespread, assume a variety of forms, and elicit a range of human responses. Wildlife pests are frequently demonized and resisted by local communities while routinely 'controlled' by state…

    Paperback – 2000-12-14
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  • Audit Cultures

    Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics and the Academy, 1st Edition

    By Marilyn Strathern

    Do audit cultures deliver greater responsibility, or do they stifle creative thought?We are all increasingly subjected to auditing, and alongside that, subject to accountability for our behaviour and actions. Audit cultures pervade in the workplace, our governmental and public institutions as well…

    Paperback – 2000-07-13
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  • Gender, Agency and Change

    Anthropological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Victoria Goddard

    In response to global change, people create new opportunities and conditions, and in their responses they are influenced by both gender and age. In Gender, Agency and Change the contributors illustrate the complexities involved in the constitution and performance of agency. Such agency may be…

    Paperback – 2000-07-06
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  • Dividends of Kinship

    Meanings and Uses of Social Relatedness, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter P. Schweitzer

    This collection reaffirms the importance of kinship, and of studying kinship, within the framework of social anthropology.The contributors examine both the benefits and burdens of kinship across cultures and explore how 'relatedness' is inextricably linked with other concepts which define people's…

    Paperback – 2000-03-02
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  • Constructing the Field

    Ethnographic Fieldwork in the Contemporary World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vered Amit

    Ethnographic fieldwork is traditionally seen as what distinguishes social and cultural anthropology from the other social sciences. This collection responds to the inte nsifying scrutiny of fieldwork in recent years. It challenges the idea of the necessity for the total immersion of the…

    Paperback – 1999-09-23
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  • Anthropological Perspectives on Local Development

    Knowledge and sentiments in conflict, 1st Edition

    Edited by Simone Abram, Jacqueline Waldren

    This collection examines the conflicts and realities of development at a local, empirical level. It provides a series of case studies which illuminate the attitudes and actions of all of those involved in local development schemes. The material is drawn from Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia and…

    Paperback – 1998-09-10
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  • Recasting Ritual

    Performance, Media, Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary M. Crain, Felicia Hughes-Freeland

    Recasting Ritual explores how ritualized action diversifies in response to varying cultural, political and physical contexts. The contributors look at how issues such as globalisation and technology affect ritual performance and how minorities often utilise performances to affirm their own…

    Paperback – 1998-09-03
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  • Locality and Belonging

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nadia Lovell

    Locality and Belonging provides an international overview of the close relationship between territory and cultural identity. The issue of 'belonging' has long been recognized as crucial to the study of identity within anthropology. Here, contributors from Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, France and…

    Paperback – 1998-09-03
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  • Anthropology of Policy

    Perspectives on Governance and Power, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cris Shore, Susan Wright

    Arguing that policy has become an increasingly central concept and instrument in the organisation of contemporary societies and that it now impinges on all areas of life so that it is virtually impossible to ignore or escape its influence, this book argues that the study of policy leads straight…

    Paperback – 1997-07-31
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  • The Ethnography of Moralities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Signe Howell

    Focusing on the social construction of morality, The Ethnography of Moralities discusses a topic which is complex but central to the study and nature of anthropology. With the recent shift towards an interest in indigenous notions of self and personhood, questions pertaining to the moral and…

    Paperback – 1996-12-05
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  • Inside and Outside the Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Olivia Harris

    Inside and Outside the Law analyses the relationship between the law, the state and its citizens. Drawing on general theories and specific case-studies, it examines the diverse ways in which people in different cultural and historical settings have experienced the ambiguities of law. Its theme…

    Paperback – 1996-11-14
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  • Civil Society

    Challenging Western Models, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth Dunn, Chris Hann

    Between kinship ties on the one hand and the state on the other, human beings experience a diversity of social relationships and groupings which in modern western thought have come to be gathered under the label 'civil society'. A liberal-individualist model of civil society has become fashionable…

    Paperback – 1996-09-05
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  • Grasping the Changing World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Vaclav Hubinger

    As different societies merge into one global society and face the concomitant crisis of identity, of purpose and interest, social anthropology urgently needs to bring its methodology up to date: new methods are needed to analyse, compare and understand different cultures across space and…

    Paperback – 1996-08-08
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  • Nature and Society

    Anthropological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Philippe Descola, Gisli Palsson

    The contributors to this book focus on the relationship between nature and society from a variety of theoretical and ethnographic perspectives. Their work draws upon recent developments in social theory, biology, ethnobiology, epistemology, sociology of science, and a wide array of ethnographic…

    Paperback – 1996-07-25
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  • Fieldwork and Footnotes

    Studies in the History of European Anthropology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Arturo Alvarez Roldan, Han Vermeulen

    The history of anthropology has great relevance for current debates within the discipline, offering a foundation from which the professionalisation of anthropology can evolve. The authors explore key issues in the history of social and cultural anthropological approaches in Germany, Great Britain,…

    Paperback – 1994-12-22
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  • Syncretism/Anti-Syncretism

    The Politics of Religious Synthesis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rosalind Shaw, Charles Stewart

    Syncretism - the synthesis of different religious - is a contentious word. Some regard it as a pejorative term, referring to local versions of notionally standard `world religions' which are deemed `inauthentic' because saturated with indigenous content. Syncretic versions of Christianity do not…

    Paperback – 1994-10-06
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  • Social Experience and Anthropological Knowledge

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kirsten Hastrup, Peter Hervik

    Anthropology poses an explicit challenge to standard notions of scientific knowledge. It claims to produce genuine insights into the workings of culture in general on the basis of individual social experience in the field. Social Experience and Anthropological Knowledge traces the process from the…

    Paperback – 1994-07-14
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  • Gendered Anthropology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Teresa del Valle

    In the last three decades, a remarkable degree of progress has occurred in the study of gender within anthropology. Gendered Anthropology offers a thought-provoking, lively examination of current debates focusing on sex and gender, race, ethnicity, politics and economics and provides insights which…

    Paperback – 1993-06-03
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  • Other Histories

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kirsten Hastrup

    The historization of anthropology has entailed a radically new view upon history and the nature of history. This collection of papers from the first conference of the newly formed European Association of Social Anthropologists demonstrate how ways of thinking about history are important features of…

    Paperback – 1992-10-29
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  • Understanding Rituals

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel de Coppet

    Understanding Rituals explores how ritual can be understood within the framework of contemporary social anthropology, and shows that ritual is now one of the most fertile fields of anthropological research. The contributors demonstrate how rituals create and maintain - or transform - a society's…

    Paperback – 1992-10-29
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  • Alcohol, Gender and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dimitra Gefou-Madianou

    Europeans consitiute 12 and a half per cent of the world's population but consume 50 per cent of the recorded world production alcohol, and this consumption plays a significant role in the cultural, religious, and social identites of these countrise. The contributors show how different groups…

    Hardback – 1992-10-01
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