Anthropology

    Debating Civilisations

    By Jeremy C. A. Smith

    Paperback Save £0.84 = £21.15

    Debating civilisations offers an up-to-date evaluation of the re-emerging field of civilisational analysis, tracing its main currents and comparing it to rival paradigms such as Marxism, globalisation theory and postcolonial sociology. The book suggests that civilisational analysis offers an alternative approach to understanding globalisation, one that focuses on the dense...

    Raising Children

    By David F. Lancy

    Paperback £15.97

    Drawing on a lifetime's experience as an anthropologist, David F. Lancy takes us on a journey across the globe to show how children are raised differently in different cultures. Intriguing, and sometimes shocking, his discoveries demonstrate that our ideas about children are recent, untested, and often contrast starkly with those...

    Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

    By Anne Reboul

    Hardback £60.54

    This book shows that language, though now routinely used for communication, actually primarily evolved as a system for thought. Anne Reboul proposes a new two-step approach whereby syntax first evolved as a language of thought, which was then externalized for communication due to social selection pressures.

    Mary Douglas

    By Paul Richards

    Paperback Save £2.82 = £21.18

    This valuable book introduces Mary Douglas's theories, and outlines the ways in which her work is of continuing importance for the future of the social sciences.

    Being Godless: Ethnographies of Atheism and Non-Religion

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    Drawing on ethnographic inquiry and the anthropological literature on doubt and atheism, this volume explores people's reluctance to pursue religion.

    Antiquarianisms: Contact, Conflict, Comparison

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    Ten papers draw on case studies in the Mediterranean and the Americas examining both how a culture studies its own past and how external people study a `foreign' culture. Differing antiquarian traditions emerge that when merged produce new perceptions of the past.

    Mediterranean Incarnate

    By Naor Ben-Yehoyada

    Paperback Save £2.44 = £22.06

    In The Mediterranean Incarnate, anthropologist Naor Ben-Yehoyada takes us aboard the Naumachos for a thirty-seven-day voyage in the fishing grounds between Sicily and Tunisia. He also takes us on a historical exploration of the past eighty years to show how the Mediterranean has reemerged as a modern transnational region. From...

    Making Homes

    By Sarah Pink

    Paperback Save £2.29 = £16.70

    "Making Homes: Anthropology and Design is a strong addition to the emerging field of design anthropology. Based on the latest scholarship and practice in the social sciences as well as design, this interdisciplinary text introduces a new design ethnography which offers unique and original approaches to research and intervention in...

    Micromuseology

    By Fiona Candlin

    Paperback Save £3.94 = £28.05

    How would our understanding of museums change if we used the Vintage Wireless Museum or the Museum of Witchcraft as examples - rather than the British Museum or the Louvre? Although there are thousands of small, independent, single-subject museums in the UK, Europe and North America, the field of museum...

    Sexuality and Gender at Home

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    Sexuality and Gender at Home is the first book to explore the meanings and experiences of home through the framework of sexuality. Looking at a broad spectrum of sexuality, gender and domesticity, it examines the many ways in which home is constructed, performed and experienced in relation to sexuality and...

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