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The International Library of Essays in Anthropology: The International Library of Essays in Anthropology


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Ritual

Ritual

1st Edition

Andrew Strathern, Pamela J. Stewart
June 02, 2010

This volume consists of a number of carefully-selected readings that represent a wide range of discussions and theorizing about ritual. The selection encompasses definitional questions, issues of interpretation, meaning, and function, and a roster of ethnographic and analytical topics, covering...

The Institutional Dynamics of Culture, Volumes I and II: The New Durkheimians

The Institutional Dynamics of Culture, Volumes I and II: The New Durkheimians

1st Edition

Perri 6, Gerald Mars
November 14, 2008

These two volumes present the most important recent developments in the institutional theory of culture and demonstrate their practical applications. Sometimes called 'grid-group analysis' or 'cultural theory', they derive from the work of Durkheim in the 1880s and 1900s and develop the insights of...

Medical Anthropology

Medical Anthropology

1st Edition

Cecil G. Helman
October 16, 2008

This important volume includes key papers which outline the history, concepts, research findings and recent controversies in medical anthropology - the cross-cultural study of health, illness and medical care. Among the topics covered are transcultural psychiatry, food and nutrition, anthropology...

The Anthropology of Organisations

The Anthropology of Organisations

1st Edition

Alberto Corsin Jimenez
July 24, 2007

The Anthropology of Organisations offers a critical overview of the work that for over sixty years anthropologists have been carrying out in and on organisations and of the contribution that this work has made to social theory at large. Moving beyond earlier preoccupations with ’culture’ and ’...

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