Books in category Social Science – Anthropology

  • 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.

  • American Allegory

    American Allegory
    Black Hawk Hancock

    But with what hidden implications? In American Allegory, Black Hawk Hancock offers an embedded and embodied ethnography that situates dance within a larger Chicago landscape of segregated social practices.

  • Giants Fairies and Boggarts

    Giants, Fairies and Boggarts
    Charles Hardwick

    Not only does author Charles Hardwick present a sizable collection of tales from the region, but he also explains their origins of many of the stories and compares and contrasts them to the similar themes found in other cultures.

  • Transmen and FTMs

    Transmen and FTMs
    Jason Cromwell

    In clarifying how transmen and FTMs define and validate their lives, as opposed to how society attempts to pigeonhole and belittle them, Cromwell shows how female-to-male transpeople have been made virtually invisible by male-dominated …

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Abandoned Narcotic

    The Abandoned Narcotic
    Ron Brunton

    In this book, Ron Brunton attempts to explain the strange geographical distribution of kava, a narcotic drink once widely consumed by south-west Pacific islanders.

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