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  • We the Tikopia

    A sociological study of kinship in primitive Polynesia, 1st Edition

    By Raymond Firth

    Recognized as a major work when first published, this title has, over the years, become a classic. Forming the basis of modern social anthropology, We the Tikiopia stands in the forefront of its literature. The book is an excellent example of fieldwork analysis of a primitive society; a complete…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13

  • Migration and New Media

    Transnational Families and Polymedia, 1st Edition

    By Mirca Madianou, Daniel Miller

    How do parents and children care for each other when they are separated because of migration? The way in which transnational families maintain long-distance relationships has been revolutionised by the emergence of new media such as email, instant messaging, social networking sites, webcam and…

    Paperback – 2011-11-16

  • International Law and the Protection of Cultural Heritage

    1st Edition

    By Craig Forrest

    The world’s cultural heritage is under threat from war, illicit trafficking, social and economic upheaval, unregulated excavation and neglect. Over a period of almost fifty years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has adopted five international conventions that…

    Paperback – 2011-08-17

  • Making Japanese Heritage

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christoph Brumann, Rupert A. Cox

    This book examines the making of heritage in contemporary Japan, investigating the ways in which particular objects, practices and institutions are ascribed public recognition and political significance. Through detailed ethnographic and historical case studies, it analyses the social, economic,…

    Paperback – 2011-05-12
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • The Structural Study of Myth and Totemism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Edmund Leach

    Designed to provoke controversy, the papers in this volume concentrate on two main themes: the study of myth and totemism. Starting with an English translation of La Geste d'Asdiwal, which is widely considered to be the most brilliant of all of Lévi-Strauss's shorter expositions of his technique of…

    Paperback – 2010-11-11

  • Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Douglas

    Historians as well as anthropologists have contributed to this volume of studies on aspects of witchcraft in a variety of cultures and periods from Tudor England to twentieth-century Africa and New Guinea. Contributors include: Mary Douglas, Norman Cohn, Peter Brown, Keith Thomas, Alan Macfarlane,…

    Paperback – 2010-11-11

  • Rautahi: The Maoris of New Zealand

    1st Edition

    By Joan Metge

    A comprehensive study of the Maori in New Zealand, this book covers Maori history and culture, language and art and includes chapters on the following: · Basic concepts in Maori culture · Land · Kinship · Education · Association · Leadership & social control · The Marae · Hui · Maori and Pakeha ·…

    Paperback – 2010-11-11

  • Material Powers

    Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tony Bennett, Patrick Joyce

    This edited collection is a major contribution to the current development of a ‘material turn’ in the social sciences and humanities.  It does so by exploring new understandings of how power is made up and exercised by examining the role of material infrastructures in the organization of state…

    Paperback – 2010-10-04

  • Material Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean

    Mobility, Materiality and Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter van Dommelen, A. Bernard Knapp

    Material Connections eschews outdated theory, tainted by colonialist attitudes, and develops a new cultural and historical understanding of how factors such as mobility, materiality, conflict and co-presence impacted on the formation of identity in the ancient Mediterranean. Fighting against ‘…

    Paperback – 2010-09-23

  • Museum Materialities

    Objects, Engagements, Interpretations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra Dudley

    This is an innovative interdisciplinary book about objects and people within museums and galleries. It addresses fundamental issues of human sensory, emotional and aesthetic experience of objects. The chapters explore ways and contexts in which things and people mutually interact, and raise…

    Paperback – 2009-11-16

  • Watching TV Is Not Required

    Thinking About Media and Thinking About Thinking, 1st Edition

    By Bernard McGrane, John Gunderson

    This book uses a social world–today's undergraduate students' ubiquitous everyday experience of television–as a vehicle for helping awaken students to the true possibilities for learning and their responsibilities inherent in achieving those goals. The book also introduces students to the social…

    Paperback – 2009-10-21
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • The Object Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fiona Candlin, Raiford Guins

    This unique collection frames the classic debates on objects and aims to generate new ones by reshaping the ways in which the object can be taught and studied, from a wide variety of disciplines and fields. The Object Reader elucidates objects in many of their diverse roles, dynamics and capacities…

    Paperback – 2009-02-17
    In Sight: Visual Culture

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