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European Association of Social Anthropologists


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Conceptualizing Society

Conceptualizing Society

1st Edition

Adam Kuper
May 19, 2014

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Cross-Cultural Approaches to Adoption

Cross-Cultural Approaches to Adoption

1st Edition

Fiona Bowie
October 07, 2004

Adoption is currently subject to a great deal of media scrutiny. High-profile cases of international adoption via the internet and other unofficial routes, have drawn attention to the relative ease with which children can be obtained on the global circuit, and have brought about legislation which...

Realizing Community: Concepts, Social Relationships and Sentiments

Realizing Community: Concepts, Social Relationships and Sentiments

1st Edition

Vered Amit
February 07, 2002

'Community' is so overused both in everyday language as well as in scholarly work that it could easily be dismissed as a truism. However, the persistence of the term itself shows that the idea continues to resonate powerfully in our daily lives, ethnographic accounts as well as theoretical analyses...

Anthropology of Violence and Conflict

Anthropology of Violence and Conflict

1st Edition

Bettina Schmidt, Ingo Schroeder
February 22, 2001

Anthropology of Violence has only recently developed into a field of research in its own right and as such it is still fairly fragmented. Anthropology of Violence and Conflict seeks to redress this fragmentation and develop a method of cross-cultural analysis. The study of important conflicts, such...

Natural Enemies: People-Wildlife Conflicts in Anthropological Perspective

Natural Enemies: People-Wildlife Conflicts in Anthropological Perspective

1st Edition

John Knight
December 14, 2000

Wild animals raid crops, attack livestock, and sometimes threaten people. Conflicts with wildlife are widespread, assume a variety of forms, and elicit a range of human responses. Wildlife pests are frequently demonized and resisted by local communities while routinely 'controlled' by state...

Audit Cultures: Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics and the Academy

Audit Cultures: Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics and the Academy

1st Edition

Marilyn Strathern
July 13, 2000

Do audit cultures deliver greater responsibility, or do they stifle creative thought?We are all increasingly subjected to auditing, and alongside that, subject to accountability for our behaviour and actions. Audit cultures pervade in the workplace, our governmental and public institutions as well...

Gender, Agency and Change: Anthropological Perspectives

Gender, Agency and Change: Anthropological Perspectives

1st Edition

Victoria Goddard
July 06, 2000

In response to global change, people create new opportunities and conditions, and in their responses they are influenced by both gender and age. In Gender, Agency and Change the contributors illustrate the complexities involved in the constitution and performance of agency. Such agency may be...

Dividends of Kinship: Meanings and Uses of Social Relatedness

Dividends of Kinship: Meanings and Uses of Social Relatedness

1st Edition

Peter P. Schweitzer
March 02, 2000

This collection reaffirms the importance of kinship, and of studying kinship, within the framework of social anthropology.The contributors examine both the benefits and burdens of kinship across cultures and explore how 'relatedness' is inextricably linked with other concepts which define people's...

Constructing the Field: Ethnographic Fieldwork in the Contemporary World

Constructing the Field: Ethnographic Fieldwork in the Contemporary World

1st Edition

Vered Amit
September 23, 1999

Ethnographic fieldwork is traditionally seen as what distinguishes social and cultural anthropology from the other social sciences. This collection responds to the inte nsifying scrutiny of fieldwork in recent years. It challenges the idea of the necessity for the total immersion of the...

Anthropological Perspectives on Local Development: Knowledge and sentiments in conflict

Anthropological Perspectives on Local Development: Knowledge and sentiments in conflict

1st Edition

Simone Abram, Jacqueline Waldren
September 10, 1998

This collection examines the conflicts and realities of development at a local, empirical level. It provides a series of case studies which illuminate the attitudes and actions of all of those involved in local development schemes. The material is drawn from Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia and...

Recasting Ritual: Performance, Media, Identity

Recasting Ritual: Performance, Media, Identity

1st Edition

Mary M. Crain, Felicia Hughes-Freeland
September 03, 1998

Recasting Ritual explores how ritualized action diversifies in response to varying cultural, political and physical contexts. The contributors look at how issues such as globalisation and technology affect ritual performance and how minorities often utilise performances to affirm their own...

Locality and Belonging

Locality and Belonging

1st Edition

Nadia Lovell
September 03, 1998

Locality and Belonging provides an international overview of the close relationship between territory and cultural identity. The issue of 'belonging' has long been recognized as crucial to the study of identity within anthropology. Here, contributors from Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, France and...

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