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    • Strathern, Marilyn; Franklin, Sarah (2016-05-31)
      Written in the early 1970s amidst widespread debate over the causes of gender inequality, Marilyn Strathern’s Before and After Gender was intended as a widely accessible analysis of gender as a powerful cultural code and ...
    • Graif, Peter (2018-06-30)
      "How do deaf people in different societies perceive and conceive the world around them? Drawing on three years of anthropological fieldwork in Nepali deaf communities, Being and Hearing shows how questions of cultural ...
    • Valeri, Valerio; da Col, Giovanni; Stasch, Rupert (2017-12-15)
      The late anthropologist Valerio Valeri (1944–98) was best known for his substantial writings on societies of Polynesia and eastern Indonesia. This volume, however, presents a lesser-known side of Valeri’s genius through a ...
    • Jackson, Jr, John L.; Jones, Graham M.; Das, Veena; Severi, Carlo; Yurchak, Alexei; Thin, Neil; Copeman, Jacob; da Col, Giovanni (2018)
      Fakes, forgery, counterfeits, hoaxes, bullshit, frauds, knock offs—such terms speak, ostensibly, to the inverse of truth or the obverse of authenticity and sincerity. But what does the modern human obsession with fabrications ...
    • Pitt-Rivers, Julian (2017-11-01)
      The Pitt-Rivers Omnibus brings together the definitive essays and lectures of the influential social anthropologist Julian A. Pitt-Rivers, a corpus of work that has, until now, remained scattered, untranslated, and unedited. ...
    • Carey, Matthew (2017-11-01)
      Trust occupies a unique place in contemporary discourse. Seen as both necessary and good, it is variously depicted as enhancing the social fabric, lowering crime rates, increasing happiness, and generating prosperity. It ...
    • Sahlins, Marshall; Graeber, David (2017-11-01)
      In anthropology, as much as in the current popular imagination, kings remain figures of fascination and intrigue. As the cliché goes, kings continue to die spectacular deaths only to remain subjects of vitality and long ...
    • Grohmann, Steph (2020-02-11)
      Across the Western world, full membership of society is established through entitlements to space, formalized in the institutions of property and citizenship. Those without such entitlements thus become less than fully ...
    • Wagner, Roy (2017-11-01)
      In this long-awaited sequel to The Invention of Culture, Roy Wagner tackles the logic and motives that underlie cultural invention. Could there be a single, logical factor that makes the invention of the distinction between ...
    • Wittgenstein, Ludwig; da Col, Giovanni; Palmié, Stephan (2020-02-11)
      In 1931 Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote his famous Remarks on Frazer’s “Golden Bough,” published posthumously in 1967. At that time, anthropology and philosophy were in close contact—continental thinkers drew heavily on ...
    • Wittgenstein, Ludwig; da Col, Giovanni; Palmié, Stephan (2017-12-01)
      In 1931 Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote his famous Remarks on Frazer’s “Golden Bough.". At that time, anthropology and philosophy were in close contact—continental thinkers drew heavily on anthropology’s theoretical terms, like ...
    • Costa, Luiz (2018-01-01)
      The Owners of Kinship investigates how kinship in Indigenous Amazonia is derived from the asymmetrical relation between an “owner” and his or her dependents. Through a comprehensive ethnography of the Kanamari, Luiz Costa ...
    • Neiburg, Federico; Guyer, Jane I. (2020-02-11)
      This collection highlights a key metaphor in contemporary discourse about economy and society. The contributors explore how references to reality and the real economy are linked both to the utopias of collective well-being, ...
    • Ssorin-Chaikov, Nikolai (2017-11-01)
      Highly innovative and theoretically incisive, Two Lenins is the first book-length anthropological examination of how social reality can be organized around different yet concurrent ideas of time. Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov ...
    • Kavedžija, Iza; Walker, Harry (2016-11-30)
      How people conceive of happiness reveals much about who they are and the values they hold dear. Drawing on ethnographic insights from diverse field sites around the world, this book offers a unique window onto the ways in ...
    • Hamayon, Roberte (2016-07-31)
      Whether it’s childhood make-believe, the theater, sports, or even market speculation, play is one of humanity’s seemingly purest activities: a form of entertainment and leisure and a chance to explore the world and its ...