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Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man

1st Edition

Ágnes Heller
August 14, 2017

Considering such witnesses of the time as Shakespeare, Dante, Petrarch, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Montaigne, More and Bacon, Agnes Heller looks at both the concept and the image of a Renaissance man. The concept was generalised and accepted by all; its characteristic features were man as a dynamic...

Everyday Life

Everyday Life

1st Edition

Ágnes Heller
May 18, 2017

This book, first published in 1984, examines the politics and philosophy of ordinary men and women, and their ordinary transactions. It analyses the interaction between the individual and the social, both for the roots of everyday behaviour and for the means to change the social fabric. Using an...

Anthropology and Nursing

Anthropology and Nursing

1st Edition

Pat Holden, Jenny Littlewood
March 21, 2017

Nursing has been described as the most ‘natural’ female occupation of all, embodying the so-called feminine ideals of tenderness and caring. Yet these ideals are juxtaposed with images of nurses as sex objects, or as ruthlessly efficient harridans. How have these very different images been...

Rationality and Relativism: In Search of a Philosophy and History of Anthropology

Rationality and Relativism: In Search of a Philosophy and History of Anthropology

1st Edition

I.C. Jarvie
March 21, 2017

Anthropology revolves round answers to problems about the nature, development and unity of mankind; problems that are both philosophical and scientific. In this book, first published in 1984, Professor Jarvie applies Popper’s philosophy of science to understanding the history and theory of...

The Gift Economy

The Gift Economy

1st Edition

David Cheal
March 21, 2017

Until recently we have known more about gift giving practices in pre-industrial societies than about those of industrial western society. In this book, first published in 1988, David Cheal shows that the process of present giving and receiving is a vital element in contemporary social life,...

Claude Levi-Strauss: The Bearer of Ashes

Claude Levi-Strauss: The Bearer of Ashes

1st Edition

David Pace
March 21, 2017

Lévi-Strauss is one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century yet he is a very private and isolated figure, who has been reticent about himself. This book, first published in 1983,provides a fascinating insight into his character through a careful reading of the more speculative passages...

People of the Mediterranean: An Essay in Comparative Social Anthropology

People of the Mediterranean: An Essay in Comparative Social Anthropology

1st Edition

J. Davis
March 21, 2017

The Mediterranean countries have long attracted the attention of social anthropologists, from Frazer and Durkheim to the present day. In this volume, first published in 1977, Dr Davis reviews the extensive anthropological material collected and published by people who have worked in the area and...

Two-Dimensional Man: An Essay on the Anthropology of Power and Symbolism in Complex Society

Two-Dimensional Man: An Essay on the Anthropology of Power and Symbolism in Complex Society

1st Edition

Abner Cohen
March 21, 2017

Central to this original study, first published in 1974, is that Political Man is also Symbolist Man, that man is two-dimensional. The book explores the possibilities of the systematic study of the dialectical interdependence between power relationships and symbolic action in modern, complex...

Routledge Library Editions: Social and Cultural Anthropology

Routledge Library Editions: Social and Cultural Anthropology

1st Edition

Various
July 21, 2015

RLE Social and Cultural Anthropology brings together a collection of key titles from a range of historic imprints. From Anthropology and Nursing to Everyday Life, from The Gift Economy to Two-Dimensional Man, they form an essential reference source from a selection of acclaimed international...

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