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Genre: Anthropology

Myth: A Very Short Introduction(Very Short Introductions 111)

This book is not about myths, but about approaches to myth, from all of the major disciplines, including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology. The fate of the preternaturally beautiful Adonis is one of the main fables upon which Segal focuses, in an attempt to analyse the various different theories of myth. Where the theory does not work, he substitute

Category: Anthropology

Ancient Society Or, Researches in the Lines of Human Progress from Savagery, Through Barbarism to Civilization

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduct

Genre: Anthropology

The Human Career: Human Biological and Cultural Origins

It is a long time since I have been as enthusiastic about abook on human evolution as I am about Richard Kleins The HumanCareer.�Leslie Aiello, Times Higher Education Supplement[This book] will set a standard by which future books,setting out the course of human evolution, may measure theirsuccess.�Bobby Joe Williams, Quarterly Review of BiologyThe best introduction

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Forget Colonialism?: Sacrifice and the Art of Memory in Madagascar

While doing fieldwork in a village in east Madagascar that had suffered both heavy settler colonialism and a bloody anticolonial rebellion, Jennifer Cole found herself confronted by a puzzle. People in the area had lived through almost a century of intrusive French colonial rule, but they appeared to have forgotten the colonial period in their daily lives. Then, during dem

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Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire

�If anthropology consists of making the apparently wild thought of others logically compelling in their own cultural settings and intellectually revealing of the human condition, then David Graeber is the consummate anthropologist. Not only does he accomplish this profound feat, he redoubles it by the critical task�now more urgent than ever�of making the possibilities of o

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Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society

Mourning the death of loved ones and recovering from their loss are universal human experiences, yet the grieving process is as different between cultures as it is among individuals. As late as the 1960s, the Wari Indians of the western Amazonian rainforest ate the roasted flesh of their dead as an expression of compassion for the deceased and for his or her close relativ

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Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar

Betafo, a rural community in central Madagascar, is divided between the descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves. Anthropologist David Graeber arrived for fieldwork at the height of tensions attributed to a disastrous communal ordeal two years earlier. As Graeber uncovers the layers of historical, social, and cultural knowledge required to understand this event, he

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Language, Culture, and Society: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Since 1993, professors have turned to Language, Culture, and Society for its comprehensive coverage of all critical aspects of linguistic anthropology. The revised and updated sixth edition features:A greatly expanded discussion of the sociocultural context of language, including a new chapter on gender and a thoroughly revised and broadened chapter on race, ethnicity, a

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Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches: The Riddles Of Culture

El proposito de esta original y sorprendente obra de Marvin Harris es dar respuesta a una serie de curiosos enigmas. ?Por que un tabu religioso prohibe a judios y musulmanes comer carne de cerdo? ?Cual es el motivo de que los hindues adoren a las vacas? ? Por que surgen los movimientos mesianicos? ?Como interpretar el machismo o la belicosidad de ciertas culturas? La estra

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