Anthropology

    Addictive Consumption: Capitalism, Modernity and Excess

    By REITH

    Paperback £27.92

    Introduces the key theoretical concepts in the sociology of consumption, considering the work of Foucault, Bataille and Bourdieu, amongst others.

    Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam

    By Stefania Pandolfo

    Paperback £24.86

    In this unsettling and innovative book, anthropologist Stefania Pandolfo addresses the problematic of the subject through a dual examination of psychoanalysis and Islamic theological-medical reasoning, reflecting on the unconscious maladies of the soul at a time of tremendous global upheaval. Drawing on in-depth historical research and sensitively listening to contemporary...

    Todas

    By W. H. R. Rivers

    Paperback £38.75

    A physician and psychotherapist, W. H. R. Rivers 1864-1922 was also interested in anthropology. In 1901-2 he studied the genealogies and customs of the Todas, inhabitants of a high plateau in south-west India. This illustrated book, published in 1906, was regarded as a standard ethnography for half a century.

    Global Norms and Local Courts

    By Tobias Berger

    Hardback £50.86

    This book examines the interaction between global norms and local contexts, from global norms about 'the rule of law' from the desks of development experts in Brussels to villages in rural Bangladesh, and what happens to 'the rule of law'.

    Tribes and Politics in Yemen

    By Marieke Brandt

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    This is the first rigorous history of the long-running Houthi rebellion and its impact on Yemen, now the victim of multi-national interventions as outside powers seek to determine the course of its ongoing civil war.

    Comfort of People

    By Daniel Miller

    Hardback £44.96

    At the end of life, our comfort lies mainly in relationships. In this book, Daniel Miller, one of the world's leading anthropologists, examines the social worlds of people suffering from terminal or long-term illness.

    Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and Encounters on Australian Frontiers

    By Philip Jones

    Paperback £21.21

    offers a fresh perspective on frontier relations between Australian Aboriginal people and European colonists.

    Mushroom at the End of the World

    By Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

    Paperback £11.45

    Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world--and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all...

    Returns of Fetishism

    By Rosalind C. Morris

    Paperback Save £2.84 = £23.66

    For more than 250 years, Charles de Brosses's term "fetishism" has exerted great influence over our most ambitious thinkers. Used as an alternative to "magic" but nonetheless expressing the material force of magical thought, de Brosses's term has proved indispensable to thinkers as diverse as Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Lacan,...

    Anthropology and/as Education

    By Tim Ingold

    Paperback £27.92

    There is more to education than teaching and learning, and more to anthropology than making studies of other people's lives. Here Tim Ingold argues that both anthropology and education are ways of studying, and of leading life, with others. In this provocative book, he goes beyond an exploration of the...

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