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Parkin, Robert 1950-

Overview
Works: 57 works in 203 publications in 2 languages and 2,781 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Translator, Other
Classifications: GN487, 306.83
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Most widely held works by Robert Parkin
Kinship and family : an anthropological reader( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of some of the most historically significant readings on kinship and its relation to social organization. An extensive introduction cotnextualizes the readings within current theoretical debates
Kinship : an introduction to basic concepts by Robert Parkin( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is divided into two parts. It opens with a discussion of what kinship means to the social anthropologist as distinct from the biologist, and considers the different possible approaches to the subject within social anthropology itself. The following chapters cover topics such as descent, inheritance, succession, the family, residence, marriage, kinship terminology, systems and pseudo-systems of affinal alliance, the new reproductive technologies, and symbolic approaches to kinship. In Part II four chapters provide an overview of theoretical debates concerning aspects of kinship, and consider, for example, how recent work on gender, person, and the body have challenged and modified earlier assumptions about, for example, descent, succession, and familial alliances
The dark side of humanity : the work of Robert Hertz and its legacy by Robert Parkin( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Munda of central India : an account of their social organization by Robert Parkin( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study chiefly on the Munda (Indic people) of Bihar, Orissa, and Madhya Pradesh
Louis Dumont and hierarchical opposition by Robert Parkin( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Louis Dumont, who died in 1998, on India and modern individualism represented certain theoretical advances on the earlier structuralism of Claude Lévi-Strauss. One such advance is Dumont's idea of hierarchical opposition, which he proposed as a truer representation of indigenous ideologies than Lévi-Strauss's binary opposition. In this book the author argues that, although structuralism is often thought to have gone out of fashion, Dumont's greater concern with praxis and agency makes his own version of structuralism more contemporary. The work of his followers and fellow traveler
An introduction to two theories of social anthropology : descent groups and marriage alliance by Louis Dumont( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louis Dumont, who died in 1998, was one of the most important figures in post-war French anthropology. He is well-known for his early work on India, which culminated in Homo Hierarchicus (1966; in English 1972, 1980), an anthropological account of the caste system. He later extended this work into a comparison of the values of Indian and western society in works like Essays on Individualism (1986) and German ideology: From France to Germany and Back (1994). He is also known for pioneering work on kinship in south India and more generally (for example Affinity as a Value, 1983). The current volume represents the fruits of this side of his activities and originated in as a series of lectures providing an account of the British and French schools for students."--Publisher's website
A guide to Austroasiatic speakers and their languages by Robert Parkin( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the study and into the field : ethnographic theory and practice in French anthropology( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outside France, French anthropology is conventionally seen as being dominated by grand theory produced by writers who have done little or no fieldwork themselves, and who may not even count as anthropologists in terms of the institutional structures of French academia. This applies to figures from Durkheim to Derrida, Mauss to Foucault, though there are partial exceptions, such as Levi-Strauss and Bourdieu. It has led to a contrast being made, especially perhaps in the Anglo-Saxon world, between French theory relying on rational inference, and British empiricism based on induction and generally skeptical of theory. While there are contrasts between the two traditions, this is essentially a false view. It is this aspect of French anthropology that this collection addresses, in the belief that the neglect of many of these figures outside France is seriously distorting our view of the French tradition of anthropology overall. At the same time, the collection will provide a positive view of the French tradition of ethnography, stressing its combination of technical competence and the sympathies of its practitioners for its various ethnographic subjects
Modalities of change : the interface of tradition and modernity in East Asia by James Wilkerson( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in some cases modernity may place "traditional" forms of expression at a disadvantage, in others, the modern is embraced as a welcome source of new ideas that can be incorporated into "tradition" in order to change it, while remaining within its own parameters. This is actually likely to help a tradition survive. Maintaining a strong and distinct cultural identity with the help of modernity helps representatives of that identity cope with the modern world more generally. Assimilation to a dominant culture marked as modern, by contrast, is clearly associated with not only the loss of a distinct identity, but also its specific forms of cultural expression. This book explores the interface between modernity and tradition in selected societies in Taiwan, mainland China and Vietnam. The chapters question to what extent traditions are themselves exploiting modernity in creative ways, in the interests of their own further developments
Essay on time : a brief study of the representation of time in religion and magic by Henri Hubert( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Hertz : sin and expiation in primitive societies by Robert Hertz( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruffey Creek reviewed : a case study in land use and outer urban park design by Winty Calder( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antropología del parentesco y de la familia by Robert Parkin( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perilous transactions by Robert Parkin( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of papers on general and Indian anthropology
The topography of remembrance : the dead, tradition and collective memory in Mesopotamia by Gerdien Jonker( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Administrative reform, cross-border relations, and regional identity in western Poland by Robert Parkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Besse : etnografía, historia y ritual by Robert Hertz( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is this thing called mechatronics? : inaugural lecture 4 May 1994 by Robert Parkin( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinship and marriage in the Austroasiatic-speaking world : a comparative analysis by Robert Parkin( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinship by Robert Parkin( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Kinship and family : an anthropological reader
Alternative Names
Parkin, Robert James 1950-

Languages
English (142)

Spanish (6)

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Kinship : an introduction to basic conceptsThe dark side of humanity : the work of Robert Hertz and its legacyLouis Dumont and hierarchical oppositionAn introduction to two theories of social anthropology : descent groups and marriage allianceOut of the study and into the field : ethnographic theory and practice in French anthropologyEssay on time : a brief study of the representation of time in religion and magicThe topography of remembrance : the dead, tradition and collective memory in Mesopotamia