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  • Population Theory in China book cover

    Population Theory in China

    Edited by H. Yuan Tien

    Professor Ma Yinchu’s New Population Theory was widely criticised and discredited in the early years of the People’s Republic of China. However, in 1979, the Chinese government began to accept his hypothesis that the country could not afford more than a 2% increase in population and agreed that the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-16
    Routledge Revivals

  • When the Golden Bough Breaks: Structuralism or Typology? book cover

    When the Golden Bough Breaks

    Structuralism or Typology?

    By Peter Munz

    This original, provocative study, first published in 1973, presents a new method of interpretation of mythology, and reveals the wide-ranging implications of this universal phenomenon for many disciplines. The volume begins with a sympathetic but critical examination of Lévi-Strauss’s…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

  • The 'Soul' of the Primitive book cover

    The 'Soul' of the Primitive

    By Lucien Lévy-Bruhl

    The object of this book, first published in 1928, is a study of the ways in which those who were once called ‘primitives’ conceive of their own individuality. The author inquires into the notions they possess of their life-principle, their soul, and their personality, often encountering that many…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

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