• Stone Age Economics book cover

    Stone Age Economics

    By Marshall Sahlins

    Since its first publication over forty years ago Marshall Sahlins's Stone Age Economics has established itself as a classic of modern anthropology and arguably one of the founding works of anthropological economics. Ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-25
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  • Lines: A Brief History book cover

    Lines

    A Brief History

    By Tim Ingold

    What do walking, weaving, observing, storytelling, singing, drawing and writing have in common? The answer is that they all proceed along lines. In this extraordinary book Tim Ingold imagines a world in which everyone and everything consists of interwoven or interconnected lines and lays the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-11
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  • Argonauts of the Western Pacific book cover

    Argonauts of the Western Pacific

    By Bronislaw Malinowski

    Bronislaw Malinowski’s pathbreaking Argonauts of the Western Pacific is at once a detailed account of exchange in the Melanesian islands and a manifesto of a modernist anthropology. Malinowski argued that the goal of which the ethnographer should never lose sight is ‘to grasp the native’s point of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-04
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  • Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology book cover

    Natural Symbols

    Explorations in Cosmology, 3rd Edition

    By Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas

    One of the most important works of modern anthropology. Written against the backdrop of the student uprisings of the late 1960s, the book took seriously the revolutionary fervour of the times, but instead of seeking to destroy the rituals and symbols that can govern and oppress, Mary Douglas saw…

    Paperback – 2003-08-14
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  • Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo book cover

    Purity and Danger

    An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

    By Professor Mary Douglas

    In Purity and Danger Mary Douglas identifies the concern for purity as a key theme at the heart of every society. In lively and lucid prose she explains its relevance for every reader by revealing its wide-ranging impact on our attitudes to society, values, cosmology and knowledge. The book has…

    Paperback – 2002-09-12
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  • The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies book cover

    The Gift

    The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies, 2nd Edition

    By Marcel Mauss

    In this, his most famous work, Marcel Mauss presented to the world a book which revolutionized our understanding of some of the basic structures of society. By identifying the complex web of exchange and obligation involved in the act of giving, Mauss called into question many of our social…

    Paperback – 2001-10-11
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  • Understanding Media book cover

    Understanding Media

    2nd Edition

    By Marshall McLuhan

    When Marshall McLuhan first coined the phrases "global village" and "the medium is the message" in 1964, no-one could have predicted today's information-dependent planet. No-one, that is, except for a handful of science fiction writers and Marshall McLuhan. Understanding Media was written twenty…

    Paperback – 2001-05-18
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  • Sex and Repression in Savage Society book cover

    Sex and Repression in Savage Society

    2nd Edition

    By Bronislaw Malinowski

    During the First World War the pioneer anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski found himself stranded on the Trobriand Islands, off the eastern coast of New Guinea. By living among the people he studied there, speaking their language and participating in their activities, he invented what became known…

    Paperback – 2001-05-17
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  • Myth and Meaning book cover

    Myth and Meaning

    By Claude Lévi-Strauss

    In addresses written for a wide general audience, one of the twentieth century's most prominent thinkers, Claude Lévi-Strauss, here offers the insights of a lifetime on the crucial questions of human existence. Responding to questions as varied as 'Can there be meaning in chaos?', 'What can science…

    Paperback – 2001-05-17
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