Social Anthropology of Complex Societies

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136539972

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This volume illustrates how much the study of social anthropologists has encompassed other, non-primitive societies: rural Italy, urban Africa, village politics in India and the smaller ex-colonial territories of Fiji and Mauritius are just some of the areas covered by the book. The position and contribution of British community studies is also examined, illustrating how micro-sociology can be made relevant to macro-sociology. Originally published 1966.
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Social Anthropology

Canadian Perspectives on Culture and Society

Author: Edward Hedican

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551304074

Category: Ethnology

Page: 313

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This is the first introductory text that focuses on social anthropological research using Canadian examples and perspectives. In this groundbreaking new book, Edward Hedican provides undergraduate students with a solid background on the theoretical and applied aspects of anthropology, while exploring the rich history of the discipline in a Canadian context. In ten concise chapters, readers are introduced to the basic conceptual building blocks of introductory anthropology in a refreshingly succinct and engaging way. With a strong focus on Canadian theory, this book includes discussion of evolutionism, feminist anthropology, marriage and the family, and political economy.
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The Relevance of Models for Social Anthropology

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113653976X

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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There has been much discussion in recent years about the construction of theoretical models useful in the explanation of particular areas of social organization. This volume charts that discussion and its results and covers a wide ethnographic range from the Pacific Island of Truk through African pastoral societies, south-east Asia and Hong Kong, back to Polynesia. First published in 1965.
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Social anthropology in perspective

the relevance of social anthropology

Author: I. M. Lewis

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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Social anthropology is, in the classic definition, dedicated to the study ofdistant civilizations in their traditional and contemporary forms. But thereis a larger aspiration: the comparative study of all human societies in thelight of those challengingly unfamiliar beliefs and customs that expose ourown ethnocentric limitations and put us in our place within the wider gamutof the world's civilizations. Thematically guided by social setting and culturalexpression of identity, Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective is adynamic and highly acclaimed introduction to the field of social anthropology, which also examines its links with cultural anthropology. A challengingnew introduction critically surveys the latest trends, pointing to weaknessesas well as strengths.
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology

Author: Richard Fardon,Oliva Harris,Trevor H J Marchand,Cris Shore,Veronica Strang,Richard Wilson,Mark Nuttall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473971594

Category: Social Science

Page: 1184

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In two volumes, the SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology provides the definitive overview of contemporary research in the discipline. It explains the what, where, and how of current and anticipated work in Social Anthropology. With 80 authors, contributing more than 60 chapters, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date statement of research in Social Anthropology available and the essential point of departure for future projects. The Handbook is divided into four sections: -Part I: Interfaces examines Social Anthropology's disciplinary connections, from Art and Literature to Politics and Economics, from Linguistics to Biomedicine, from History to Media Studies. -Part II: Places examines place, region, culture, and history, from regional, area studies to a globalized world -Part III: Methods examines issues of method; from archives to war zones, from development projects to art objects, and from ethics to comparison -Part IV: Futures anticipates anthropologies to come: in the Brain Sciences; in post-Development; in the Body and Health; and in new Technologies and Materialities Edited by the leading figures in social anthropology, the Handbook includes a substantive introduction by Richard Fardon, a think piece by Jean and John Comaroff, and a concluding last word on futures by Marilyn Strathern. The authors - each at the leading edge of the discipline - contribute in-depth chapters on both the foundational ideas and the latest research. Comprehensive and detailed, this magisterial Handbook overviews the last 25 years of the social anthropological imagination. It will speak to scholars in Social Anthropology and its many related disciplines.
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The Craft of Social Anthropology

Author: A. L. Epstein

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483145328

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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The Craft of Social Anthropology focuses on the methodologies, approaches, and techniques used in the study of social anthropology, as well as anthropological analysis of marriage, divorce, and religious rituals. The book first discusses intensive study of small sample communities and quantification in social anthropology, including quantification and anthropological approach, role of quantification, types of quantitative data, and data collection and processing. The manuscript then examines the frequency of divorce. Topics include divorce ratios, marriage classified by duration, divorce without mortality, and risks of divorce. The text focuses on genealogies, as well as genealogies and pedigrees, terminological and prescriptive diagrams, and illustrative genealogical diagrams. The manuscript also ponders on the extended-case method and situational analysis and data of economics in anthropological analysis. Saora rituals, shamanism, and witchcraft are also discussed. The publication is a vital reference for readers interested in social anthropology.
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Human Origins

Contributions from Social Anthropology

Author: Camilla Power,Morna Finnegan,Hilary Callan

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785333798

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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Human Origins brings together new thinking by social anthropologists and other scholars on the evolution of human culture and society. No other discipline has more relevant expertise to consider the emergence of humans as the symbolic species. Yet, social anthropologists have been conspicuously absent from debates about the origins of modern humans. These contributions explore why that is, and how social anthropology can shed light on early kinship and economic relations, gender politics, ritual, cosmology, ethnobiology, medicine, and the evolution of language.
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Social Anthropology and Language

Author: Edwin Ardener

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136539417

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Providing a critical framework for the consideration of the relationship between modern social anthropology and linguistics, this volume covers topics such as classification, symbolism, and structuralism. The relevance of the works of Saussure, Lévi-Strauss and Chomsky is considered. There are two case-studies: the first outlines a 'social history' of the succession of pidgins that are documented on the West African coast, ending with Pidgin English. The second analyzes the status of three language varieties used in a 'trilingual' community in the Carnian Alps. Originally published in 1971.
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Social Anthropology

Author: Evans-Pritchard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415330305

Category: Social Science

Page: 134

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Social Anthropology explains and illustrates the methods of modern anthropology, tracing its development from pre-nineteenth-century philosophical speculations and the empirical work of explorers, missionaries and colonial servants, up to the second half of the twentieth century. First published in 1951.
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Socialization

The Approach from Social Anthropology

Author: Philip Mayer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415330367

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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This volume represents the first major effort to apply the distinctive techniques of British social anthropology to the subject of socialization. Along with methodological and theoretical discussion, there is a variety of new field material from Africa, Southeast Asia and elsewhere. First published in 1967.
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