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About the house : Lévi-Strauss and beyond

Author: edited by Janet Carsten and Stephen Hugh-Jones. ; ; Janet Carsten; Stephen Hugh-Jones
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inspired by Levi-Strauss's suggestion that the multi-functional noble houses of medieval Europe were examples of a widespread social institution, the contributors to this collection analyze "house"  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Claude Lévi-Strauss
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: edited by Janet Carsten and Stephen Hugh-Jones. ; ; Janet Carsten; Stephen Hugh-Jones
ISBN: 0521474213 9780521474214 0521479533 9780521479530
OCLC Number: 30894172
Description: xiv, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Houses and hierarchies in island Southeast Asia / Roxana Waterson --
The resurrection of the house amongst the Zafimaniry of Madagascar / Maurice Bloch --
The hearth-group, the conjugal couple and the symbolism of the rice meal among the Kelabit of Sarawak / Monica Janowski --
Houses in Langkawi : stable structures or mobile homes? / Janet Carsten --
Having your house and eating it : houses and siblings in Ara, South Sualwesi / Thomas Gibson --
The Lio House : building, category, idea, value / Signe Howell --
Houses and hierarchy : the view from a South Moluccan society / Susan McKinnon --
Houses, places and people : community and continuity in Guiana / Peter Rivière --
The houses of the Mẽbengokre (Kayapó) of Central Brazil : a new door to their social organization / Vanessa Lea --
Inside-out and back-to-front : the androgynous house in Northwest Amazonia / Stephen Hugh-Jones.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Carsten and Stephen Hugh-Jones.
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