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Parkin, Robert 1950-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 2,327 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Classifications: GN487, 306.83
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Most widely held works by Robert Parkin
Kinship and family : an anthropological reader by Robert Parkin ( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 384 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 )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 340 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 )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Munda of central India : an account of their social organization by Robert Parkin ( Book )
6 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
An introduction to two theories of social anthropology : descent groups and marriage alliance by Louis Dumont ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 196 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
Louis Dumont and hierarchical opposition by Robert Parkin ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to Austroasiatic speakers and their languages by Robert Parkin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Out of the study and into the field : ethnographic theory and practice in French anthropology by Robert Parkin ( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 159 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 Lévi-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 generall
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 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While in some cases modernity may dominate 'traditional' forms of expression, in others, the modern is embraced as a welcome source of new ideas that can modify 'tradition' while still keeping it within its own bounds. Maintaining a strong and distinct cultural identity with the help of modernity helps representatives of that identity cope with the modern world more generally. By contrast, assimilation to a dominant culture marked as modern is clearly associated with not only the loss of a distinct identity, but also its specific forms of cultural expression. This book explores the consequence
Essay on time : a brief study of the representation of time in religion and magic by Henri Hubert ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 76 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 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Hertz : sin and expiation in primitive societies by Robert Hertz ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perilous transactions by Robert Parkin ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of papers on general and Indian anthropology
Administrative reform, cross-border relations, and regional identity in western Poland by Robert Parkin ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Adam's rib and the Brahman's womb : Louis Dumont and hierarchical opposition by Robert Parkin ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is this thing called mechatronics? : inaugural lecture by Robert Parkin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
San Besse : etnografía, historia y ritual by Robert Hertz ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Out of the study and into the field : ethnographic theory and practice in French anthroplogy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 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
Kinship by Robert Parkin ( )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Parkin, Robert James, 1950-
Languages
English (113)
Spanish (5)
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