Books in category Social Science – Anthropology

  • The Practice of Cultural Studies

    The Practice of Cultural Studies
    Richard Johnson, Deborah Chambers, Parvati Raghuram, Estella Tincknell

    This is a book on methods which readers will be able to make their own; and which — uniquely in the genre — will keep them buzzing' – Bill Schwarz, Queen Mary University of London 'The Practice of Cultural Studies is an original …

  • Tales of the Field

    Tales of the Field
    John Van Maanen

    Over the years, the work has both reflected and shaped changes in the field of ethnography. In this second edition, Van Maanen’s substantial new Epilogue charts and illuminates changes in the field since the book’s first publication.

  • Researching Lived Experience Second Edition

    Researching Lived Experience, Second Edition
    Max van Manen

    First published in 1990, this book is a classic of social science methodology and phenomenological research, selling tens of thousands of copies over the past quarter century.

  • Meadows Of Gold

    Meadows Of Gold

    First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

  • Consuming Angels

    Consuming Angels
    Lori Anne Loeb

    Stylishly written and featuring 73 reproductions, this book shows how ads used the hedonistic aspects of Victorian culture to sell their wares, glorified consumerism, and mythologized the middle-class life.

  • Rethinking Kinship and Marriage

    Rethinking Kinship and Marriage
    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.

  • Diabetes Among the Pima

    Diabetes Among the Pima
    Carolyn Smith-Morris

    Drawing on the narratives of pregnant Pima women and nearly ten yearsÕ work in this community, this book reveals the PimasÕ perceptions and understanding of type 2 and gestational diabetes, and their experience as they live in the midst …

  • Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion

    Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion
    Michael Banton

    Chapters in this book include: Religion as a Cultural System (Clifford Geertz) Colour Classification in Ndembu Religion (Victor W. Turner) Religion: Problems of Definition and Explanation (Melford E. Spiro) Fathers, Elders …

  • The Adapted Mind

    The Adapted Mind
    Jerome H. Barkow, Leda Cosmides, John Tooby

    Second, this collection of cognitive programs evolved in the Pleistocene to solve the adaptive problems regularly faced by our hunter-gatherer ancestors–problems such as mate selection, language acquisition, cooperation, and sexual …

  • The Fall of the Asante Empire

    The Fall of the Asante Empire
    Robert B. Edgerton

    For the first time, anthropologist Robert Edgerton tells the story of the Hundred-Year War—from 1807 to 1900, between the British Empire and the Asante Kingdom—from the Asante point of view.

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