Main Category: Arts & Humanities >> Sub Category: Anthropology

Social Identity provides a clearly-written accessible introduction to sociological and social anthropological approaches to identity. Looking at the work of Mead, Goffman and Barth, this book makes clear their relevance to everyday life. Insisting that reflexive self identity is not a modern phenomenon, the core argument is that individual and collective identity can both be understood using the same model, as 'internal' and 'external' processes. Social Identity brings together sociological and social anthropological theories of identity, and makes an original contribution to social theory.     

Author Name :Richard Jenkins

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A General Theory of Emotions and Social Life

This unique volume presents a general theory linking emotions and ratio- nal thought to social relationships. In his innovative new book TenHouten presents an encyclopaedic classi?cation of the emotions (describing 54 in total) and offers one of the most original and multi-leveled accounts of the emotions and social life ever developed. This neurocognitive sociology of the emotions shows primary emotions to be adaptive reactions to fundamental problems of life which have evolved into elementary social relationships and which can predict occur- rences of the entire spectrum of primary, complex secondary, and tertiary emotions. The scope of this work is comprehensive and includes the devel- opment of emotions in childhood, symbolic elaboration of complex emotions, emotions management, violence, and cultural and gender differ- ences.     

Author Name :Warren D. TenHouten

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The Future of Visual Anthropology

From an eminent author in the field, The Future of Visual Anthropology develops a new approach to visual anthropology and presents a groundbreaking examination of developments within the field and the way forward for the subdiscipline in the twenty-first century.     

Author Name :Sarah Pink

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Anthropology and Archaeology

This book is unique in its survey of both anthropology and archaeology. This dual consid- eration is necessary as each discipline has continuously influenced the other. Together, anthropology and archaeology can inform us of the full variability of life, past and present. Anthropology and Archaeology is an indispensable guide to each discipline for students or researchers studying archaeology, anthropology, or both subjects.     

Author Name :Christopher Gosden

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Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric An ethnography and archaeology of Andean camelid herding

Through a richly detailed examination of the practices of spinning yarn from the fleece of llamas and alpacas, Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric explores the relationship that herders of the present and of the past have maintained with their herd animals in the Andes. Dransart juxtaposes an ethnography of an Aymara herding community, based on more than ten years fieldwork in Isluga in the Chilean highlands, with archaeological material from excavations in the Atacama desert.     

Author Name :Penelope Z. Dransart

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A Theory of Race

Social commentators have long asked whether racial categories should be conserved or eliminated from our practices, discourse, institutions, and perhaps even private thoughts. In A Theory of Race, Joshua Glasgow argues that this set of choices unnecessarily presents us with too few options. Using both traditional philosophical tools and recent psychological research to investigate folk understandings of race, Glasgow argues that, as ordinarily conceived, race is an illusion. However, our pressing need to speak to and make sense of social life requires that we employ something like racial discourse. These competing pressures, Glasgow maintains, ultimately require us to stop conceptualizing race as something biological, and instead understand it as an entirely social phenomenon.     

Author Name :Joshua Glasgow

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As Richard Jenkins points out, Pierre Bourdieu's sociological writings are complex enough to render their insights almost inaccessible. Yet Jenkins compels readers to look beyond Bourdieu's unnecessarily opaque language games, to recognize his significant contributions to sociology and social anthropology. Personifying the continued value and rigor of the French intellectual tradition within the social sciences, Bourdieu occupies a political and theoretical space constructed out of the divergent currents of Marx, Weber and Durkheim; structuralism and interactionism; pessimistic determination, but also out of a celebratory belief in the creative potential of human practice.     


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Designed to complement the successful Key Sociologists, this series covers the main concepts, issues, debates, and controversies in sociology and the social sciences. The series aims to provide authoritative essays on central topics of social science, such as community, power, work, sexuality, inequality, benefits and ideology, class, family, etc. Books adopt a strong individual line constituting original essays rather than literary surveys, and form lively and original treatments of their subject matter. The books will be useful to students and teachers of sociology, political science, economics, psychology, philosophy, and geography.     

Author Name :KEY IDEAS

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Anthropology is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by R. R. (Robert Ranulph) Marett is in the English language. If you enjoy the works of R. R. (Robert Ranulph) Marett then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.     

Author Name :Robert Marett

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Pedagogical Anthropology

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.     

Author Name :Maria Montessori

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Prehistoric Life

This book focuses on the meaning and significance of that archive and is designed for introductory college science students, including non-science majors, enrolled in survey courses emphasizing paleontology, geology and biology.     

Author Name :Bruce S. Lieberman, Roger Kaesler

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