About the House
Levi-Strauss and Beyond
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About the House by Janet Carsten
Book DescriptionThe domestic unit is inseparable from its homestead, and the 'house', at once a physical place and a social unit, is often also a unit of production and consumption, a cult group, and even a political faction. Inspired by Levi-Strauss's suggestion that the multi-functional noble houses of medieval Europe were simply the best-known examples of a widespread social institution, the contributors to this collection analyse 'house' systems in Southeast Asia and South America, exploring the interrelationships between buildings, people, and ideas. They reveal some of the ways in which houses can stand for social groups and serve as images of process and order.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521479530
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-May-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Janet Carsten
British Academy Lectures 2013-14, Paperback (February 2015)
British Academy lectures have previously been published in the Proceedings of the British Academy. Lectures are now made available in the new open access Journal of the British Academy. But they will also be printed in an annual volume. This volume publishes lectures from the 2012 and 2013 programmes, which were posted to the Journal in 2013.
British Academy Lectures 2012-13, Hardback (February 2014)
British Academy lectures have previously been published in the Proceedings of the British Academy. Lectures are now made available in the new open access Journal of the British Academy and are also printed in an annual volume. This volume publishes 8 lectures from the 2012 and 2013 programmes, which were posted to the Journal in 2013.
Blood Will Out, Paperback (October 2013)
Unique in focus and international in scope, this book brings together 10 essays about the material, metaphorical, and symbolic importance of blood.
Ghosts of Memory, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by Janet Carsten
Ghosts of Memory provides an overview of literature on relatedness and memory and then moves beyond traditional approaches to the subject, exploring the subtle and complex intersections between everyday forms of relatedness in the present and memories of the past.
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