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RITUAL THEORY, RITUAL PRACTICE

By: Bell, Catherine

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000044689

ISBN: 0195076133

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In recent years the notion of ritual has emerged as an important focus for new forms of cultural analysis. Arguing that the concept of ritual is overdue for critical rethinking, Bell here offers a close theoretical analysis of the recent developments in ritual studies, concentrating on anthropology, sociology, and history of religions. She begins by showing how discourse on ritual has served to generate and legitimate a limited and ultimately closed f... View more info

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GENDER AND KINSHIP: ESSAYS TOWARD A UNIFIED ANALYSIS

By: Bloch, Maurice

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000044691

ISBN: 0804718199

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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AFFINITIES AND EXTREMES: CRISSCROSSING THE BITTERSWEET ETHNOLOGY OF EAST IN DIES HISTORY, HINDU-BALINESE CULTURE, AND INDO-EUROPE

By: Boon, James A. A.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000044666

ISBN: 0226064638

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Examining representations of Balinese culture in complex contexts of Indonesia's colonial history, Hindu ritual practice as opposed to Islam, and comparative Indo-European hierarchies, Boon offers a powerful critique of doctrinal approaches to culture, religion, literature, politics, and the history of ideas and disciplines. View more info

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THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF EXPERIENCE

By: Bruner, Edward M (Editor)

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000045064

ISBN: 0252012496

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Fourteen authors, including many of the best-known scholars in the field, explore how people actually experience their culture and how those experien ces are expressed in forms as varied as narrative, literary work, theater, carnival, ritual, reminiscence, and life review. Their studies will be of special interest for anyone working in anthropological theory, symbolic anthropology, and contemporary social and cultural anthropology, and useful as well ... View more info

THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE

By: Cremo, Michael A.

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: Govardhan Hill Pub: 1994

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008012

ISBN: 0963530968

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Over the past two hundred years the scientific establishment has selectivel y ignored, suppressed, and forgotten some remarkable artifacts and bones th at contradict the dominant views of human origins and antiquity. Evolutiona ry prejudices have served as a sort of informational "filtering" system tha t has left us with a radically incomplete set of facts for building our ide as about human origins. The Hidden History Of The Human Race is a call for change in today's arbitrarily rigid mindset. Deploying an unexpectedly grea t number of convincing facts, deeply illuminated with critica... View more info

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THE DEATH RITUALS OF RURAL GREECE / EDITION 1

By: Danforth, Loring M.

Price: ¥1,300.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1983

Seller ID: RWARE0000045014

ISBN: 0691000271

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This compelling text and dramatic photographic essay convey the emotional p ower of the death rituals of a small Greek village-the funeral, the singing of laments, the distribution of food, the daily visits to the graves, and especially the rite of exhumation. These rituals help Greek villagers face the universal paradox of mourning: how can the living sustain relationships with the dead and at the same time bring them to an end, in order to conti nue... View more info

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BEYOND METAPHOR: THE THEORY OF TROPES IN ANTHROPOLOGY

By: Fernandez, James W.

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000045030

ISBN: 0804719403

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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MYTH AND MEANING: CRACKING THE CODE OF CULTURE

By: Levi-Strauss, Claude

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Schocken: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000044863

ISBN: 0805210385

Condition: Very Good


Ever since the rise of science and the scientific method in the seventeenth century, we have rejected mythology as the product of superstitious and pr imitive minds. Only now are we coming to a fuller appreciation of the natur e and role of myth in human history. In these five lectures originally prep ared for Canadian radio, Claude Lévi-Strauss offers, in brief summations, t he insights of a lifetime spent interpreting myths and trying to discover t heir significance for human understanding. The lectures begin with a discussion of the historical split between mythology and science and the e... View more info

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THE GIFT: THE FORM AND REASON FOR EXCHANGE IN ARCHAIC SOCIETIES

By: Mauss, Marcel

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000045049

ISBN: 0393306984

Condition: Good


Since its first publication in English in 1954, The Gift, Marcel Mauss's gr oundbreaking study of the relation between forms of exchange and social str ucture, has been acclaimed as a classic among anthropology texts.A brillian t French sociologist and anthropologist, Marcel Mauss (1872?) used case stu dies of Melanesia, Polynesia, and northwestern North America to demonstrate that gift exchange is a total system at the center of society. View more info

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THE WAY TO RAINY MOUNTAIN

By: Momaday, N. Scott

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: BALLANTINE:

Seller ID: RWARE0000039931

ISBN: 0345024923

Condition: Very Good


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THE HAUNTING FETUS: ABORTION, SEXUALITY, AND THE SPIRIT WORLD IN TAIWAN / E DITION 1

By: Moskowitz, Marc L.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000044512

ISBN: 0824824288

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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WOMEN OF THE FOREST

By: Murphy, Yolanda

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Columbia University Press: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000004042

ISBN: 0231060890

Condition: Very Good


Restores something of the balance that has been missing from conventional a nthropology,an anthropology largely written by men,in giving this lucid acc ount of the fundamental roles played by women in all societies. [I]t sets t he record straight for widely but wrongly held beliefs concerning many aspe cts of the roles of the sexes in all soceities. View more info

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GOLDEN ROAD TO MODERNITY

By: Nash, M.

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr: 1965

Seller ID: RWARE0000046360

ISBN: 0226568601

Condition: Very Good


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DEATH AND THE REGENERATION OF LIFE

By: Parry, Jonathan (Editor)

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1982

Seller ID: RWARE0000044669

ISBN: 0521270375

Condition: Good


It is a classical anthropological paradox that symbols of rebirth and ferti lity are frequently found in funerary rituals throughout the world. The ori ginal essays collected here re-examine this phenomenon through insights fro m China, India, New Guinea, Latin America, and Africa. The contributors, ea ch a specialist in one of these areas, have worked in close collaboration t o produce a genuinely innovative theoretical approach to the study of the s ymbolism surrounding death, an outline of which is provided in an important introduction by the editors. The major concern of the volume is the ... View more info

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VICTOR TURNER AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF CULTURAL CRITICISM: BETWEEN LITERATUR E AND ANTHROPOLOGY

By: Press, Indiana University

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000045601

ISBN: 0253205948

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. During the past twenty years of intellectual boundary-crossing and widespread borrowing between fields, Turner's notions of "liminality" and the "processual" have been adopted by many theorists of art and society. This is the first volume to place individual Turner concepts into the context of his entire career and to spell out their implications for literary studies. View more info

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PRIMITIVE MAN AS PHILOSOPHER. WITH A FOREWORD BY JOHN DEWEY

By: Radin, Paul

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Dover Publications: 1957

Seller ID: RWARE0000010646

Condition: Very Good+


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THE POISON IN THE GIFT: RITUAL, PRESTATION AND THE DOMINANT CASTE IN A NORT H INDIAN VILLAGE

By: Raheja, Gloria Goodwin Goodwin

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000045598

ISBN: 0226707296

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The Poison in the Gift is a detailed ethnography of gift-giving in a North Indian village that powerfully demonstrates a new theoretical interpretation of caste. Introducing the concept of ritual centrality, Raheja shows that the position of the dominant landholding caste in the village is grounded in a central-peripheral configuration of castes rather than a hierarchical ordering. She advances a view of caste as semiotically constituted of contextual... View more info

PERCEIVING OTHER WORLDS

By: Thumboo, Edwin

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Published by Times Academic: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000007656

ISBN: 9812100105

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: A central concern of the 38 essays is the significance and fullness of the self when it is partly also the Other. They were presented at the November 1989 symposium Literature in Asia and the Pacific Region by writers, critics, and scholars from the region and the US and Britain. The topics include Mudreero Narogin's Dalwurra, the invention of identity in Singapore poetry in English and Chinese, reading the feminism in Arthurian romances, and the somnambulist careening around the crater. View more info

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GOLDEN ARCHES EAST: MCDONALD'S IN EAST ASIA

By: Watson, James L.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000029622

ISBN: 0804732078

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. McDonald s restaurants are found in over 100 countries, serving tens of millions of people each day. What are the cultural implications of this phenomenal success? Does the introduction of American fast food undermine local cuisines, many of them celebrated for centuries? Does it, as some critics fear, presage a homogeneous, global culture? These are but a few of the questions confronted in this engaging study that vividly demonstrates how the theorie... View more info

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THE FLOW OF GIFTS: RECIPROCITY AND SOCIAL NETWORKS IN A CHINESE VILLAGE

By: Yan, Yunxiang

Price: ¥1,800.00

Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000044566

ISBN: 0804726957

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Gift-giving is a classic topic in anthropology, where on-going debates involve the principle of reciprocity, the spirit of the gift, and the relationship between gifts and commodities. But the topic has been surprisingly little studied in the Chinese context except for the form of instrumental exchange known as networking or guanxi. View more info