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  1. The Structural Study of Myth and Totemism

    Edited by Edmund Leach

    Designed to provoke controversy, the papers in this volume concentrate on two main themes: the study of myth and totemism. Starting with an English translation of La Geste d'Asdiwal, which is widely considered to be the most brilliant of all of Lévi-Strauss's shorter expositions of his technique of...

    Published November 11th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations

    Edited by Mary Douglas

    Historians as well as anthropologists have contributed to this volume of studies on aspects of witchcraft in a variety of cultures and periods from Tudor England to twentieth-century Africa and New Guinea. Contributors include: Mary Douglas, Norman Cohn, Peter Brown, Keith Thomas, Alan Macfarlane,...

    Published November 11th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Rautahi: The Maoris of New Zealand

    By Joan Metge

    A comprehensive study of the Maori in New Zealand, this book covers Maori history and culture, language and art and includes chapters on the following: · Basic concepts in Maori culture · Land · Kinship · Education · Association · Leadership & social control · The Marae · Hui · Maori and Pakeha ·...

    Published November 11th 2010 by Routledge

  4. The Rites of Passage

    By Arnold van Gennep

    Van Gennep was the first observer of human behaviour to note that the ritual ceremonies that accompany the landmarks of human life differ only in detail from one culture to another, and that they are in essence universal. Originally published in English in 1960. This edition reprints the paperback...

    Published November 11th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Material Powers

    Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn

    Edited by Tony Bennett, Patrick Joyce

    Series: CRESC

    This edited collection is a major contribution to the current development of a ‘material turn’ in the social sciences and humanities. It does so by exploring new understandings of how power is made up and exercised by examining the role of material infrastructures in the organization of state...

    Published October 4th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Material Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean

    Mobility, Materiality and Identity

    Edited by Peter van Dommelen, A. Bernard Knapp

    Material Connections eschews outdated theory, tainted by colonialist attitudes, and develops a new cultural and historical understanding of how factors such as mobility, materiality, conflict and co-presence impacted on the formation of identity in the ancient Mediterranean. Fighting against ‘...

    Published September 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  7. Museum Materialities

    Objects, Engagements, Interpretations

    Edited by Sandra Dudley

    This is an innovative interdisciplinary book about objects and people within museums and galleries. It addresses fundamental issues of human sensory, emotional and aesthetic experience of objects. The chapters explore ways and contexts in which things and people mutually interact, and raise...

    Published November 16th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Watching TV Is Not Required

    Thinking About Media and Thinking About Thinking

    By Bernard McGrane, John Gunderson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    This book uses a social world–today's undergraduate students' ubiquitous everyday experience of television–as a vehicle for helping awaken students to the true possibilities for learning and their responsibilities inherent in achieving those goals. The book also introduces students to the social...

    Published October 21st 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Object Reader

    Edited by Fiona Candlin, Raiford Guins

    Series: In Sight: Visual Culture

    This unique collection frames the classic debates on objects and aims to generate new ones by reshaping the ways in which the object can be taught and studied, from a wide variety of disciplines and fields. The Object Reader elucidates objects in many of their diverse roles, dynamics and capacities...

    Published February 17th 2009 by Routledge

  10. White Weddings

    Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Chrys Ingraham

    This is a groundbreaking study of our culture's obsession with weddings. By examining popular films, commercials, magazines, advertising, television sitcoms and even children's toys, this book shows the pervasive influence of weddings in our culture and the important role they play in maintaining...

    Published January 31st 2008 by Routledge