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  1. The Relevance of Models for Social Anthropology

    Edited by Michael Banton

    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...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Social Anthropology of Complex Societies

    Edited by Michael Banton

    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...

    Published August 28th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Political Systems and the Distribution of Power

    Edited by Michael Banton

    Modern political anthropology began in 1940 with the first systematic comparative studies of how primitive societies maintained law and order. The focus was on government and the presence or absence of state institutions. Recently, interest has shifted to the study of power, to examining the...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion

    Edited by Michael Banton

    As the basic questions of social structure were elucidated there came a quickening of interest among social anthropologists in the study of religion. Chapters in this book include: · Religion as a Cultural System (Clifford Geertz) · Colour Classification in Ndembu Religion (Victor W. Turner) ·...

    Published November 11th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Darwinism and the Study of Society

    A centenary symposium

    Edited by Michael Banton

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have...

    Published October 20th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Ethnic and Racial Consciousness

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Banton

    Ethnic and Racial Consciousness is a completely revised version of the highly acclaimed first edition published in 1988. At that time no one expected the former Yugoslavia would break up with the brutal slaughter of neighbour by neighbour. Few would have predicted the horrific massacres in Rwanda...

    Published February 3rd 1997 by Routledge

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