Anthropology

Global approaches to the study of human society and culture, covering hunter-gatherers, state formation, ethnography, physical and cultural anthropology.

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  1. Living with the Gods: 40,000 Years of Peoples, Objects and Beliefs

    Living with the Gods: 40,000 Years of Peoples, Objects and Beliefs [Hardback]

    Neil MacGregor (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9780241308295
    Published by : Penguin Books Ltd
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    A panoramic exploration of peoples, objects and beliefs over 40,000 years from the celebrated author of A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany, following the new BBC Radio 4 documentary and British Museum exhibition. Available for pre-o... .... Learn More
  2. Ritual, Play and Belief, in Evolution and Early Human Societies

    Ritual, Play and Belief, in Evolution and Early Human Societies [Hardback]

    Colin Renfrew (Editor); Iain Morley (Editor); Michael Boyd (Editor)

    £90.00

    ISBN: 9781107143562
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    The origins of religion and ritual in humans have been the focus of centuries of thought in archaeology, anthropology, theology, evolutionary psychology and more. Play and ritual have many aspects in common, and ritual is a key component of the ea... .... Learn More
  3. Hajj

    Hajj: Global Interactions through Pilgrimage [Hardback]

    Luitgard Mols (Editor); Marjo Buitelaar (Editor)

    £150.00

    ISBN: 9789088904776
    Published by : Sidestone Press
    Series: Mededelingen van het Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde
    Volume: 43
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    Every year, in the last month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims from around the world come together in Mecca to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage that all capable Muslims should perform at least once in their lives. In 2013, the National... .... Learn More
  4. Walking into the Void: A Historical Sociology and Political Anthropology of Walking

    Walking into the Void: A Historical Sociology and Political Anthropology of Walking [Hardback]

    Arpad Szakolczai (Author); Agnes Horvath (Author)

    £110.00

    ISBN: 9781138214484
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Contemporary Liminality
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    The book starts by discussing the significance of walking for the experience of being human, including a comparative study of the language and cultures of walking. It then reviews in detail, relying on archaeology, two turning points of human hist... .... Learn More
  5. Walking into the Void: A Historical Sociology and Political Anthropology of Walking

    Walking into the Void: A Historical Sociology and Political Anthropology of Walking [Paperback]

    Arpad Szakolczai (Author); Agnes Horvath (Author)

    £29.99

    ISBN: 9781138214491
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Contemporary Liminality
    The book starts by discussing the significance of walking for the experience of being human, including a comparative study of the language and cultures of walking. It then reviews in detail, relying on archaeology, two turning points of human hist... .... Learn More
  6. Style and Meaning

    Style and Meaning: Essays on the anthropology of art [Paperback]

    Anthony Forge (Author); Alison Clark (Editor); Nicholas Thomas (Editor)

    £45.00

    ISBN: 9789088904462
    Published by : Sidestone Press
    Series: Pacific Presences
    Volume: 1
    Anthropology's engagement with art has a complex and uneven history. While material culture, 'decorative art', and art styles were of major significance for founding figures such as Alfred Haddon and Franz Boas, art became marginal as the discipli... .... Learn More
  7. Style and Meaning

    Style and Meaning: Essays on the anthropology of art [Hardback]

    Anthony Forge (Author); Alison Clark (Editor); Nicholas Thomas (Editor)

    £135.00

    ISBN: 9789088904479
    Published by : Sidestone Press
    Series: Pacific Presences
    Volume: 1
    Anthropology's engagement with art has a complex and uneven history. While material culture, 'decorative art', and art styles were of major significance for founding figures such as Alfred Haddon and Franz Boas, art became marginal as the discipli... .... Learn More
  8. The Evolution of Human Co-operation: Ritual and Social Complexity in Stateless Societies

    The Evolution of Human Co-operation: Ritual and Social Complexity in Stateless Societies [Hardback]

    Charles Stanish (Author)

    £85.00

    ISBN: 9781107180550
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    How do people living in small groups without money, markets, police and rigid social classes develop norms of economic and social cooperation that are sustainable over time? This book addresses this fundamental question and explains the origin, st... .... Learn More
  9. The Witch: A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present

    The Witch: A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present [Hardback]

    Ronald Hutton (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780300229042
    Published by : Yale University Press
    Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe's history The witch came to prominence-and often a painful death-in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much m... .... Learn More
  10. Treasures in Trusted Hands

    Treasures in Trusted Hands: Negotiating the Future of Colonial Cultural Objects [Paperback]

    Jos van Beurden (Author)

    £35.00

    ISBN: 9789088904394
    Published by : Sidestone Press
    Series: CLUES
    Volume: 3
    This pioneering study charts the one-way traffic of cultural and historical objects during five centuries of European colonialism. It presents abundant examples of disappeared colonial objects and systematises these into war booty, confiscations b... .... Learn More

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