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1. In the active voice by Douglas, Mary Publication: London; Boston Routledge & K. Paul, 1982 . xi, 306 p. 22 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [301 D] (1),
2. The rise of anthropological theory : a history of theories of culture by Harris, Marvin Publication: London Routledge & K. Paul, 1969 . 806p. , Originally published, New York: Crowell, 1968. 24 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [301.2 H] (1),
3. Life in a Welsh Cuntryside : a social study of Llanfihangel yng Ngwynfa by Rees, Alwyn D. Publication: Cardiff University of Wales Press, 1975 . 188 p. , First published 1950 Second edition 1951 Reprinted 1961 | Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 30825. | Signed by Proinsias Mac Cana. ill Availability: Items available: Main Library [309.1 R] (1), Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 309.1 R] (1),
4. Essays in the sociology of perception by Douglas, Mary Publication: London; Boston Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982 . viii, 340 p. , Publication/Distribution Published in co-operation with the Russell Sage Foundation 23 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [301.2 D] (1),
5. The Interpretation of Cultures : selected essays by Geertz, Clifford Publication: London Fontana, 1993, c1973 . ix, 470 p. , Donation Ex Libris Proinsias Mac Cana. | History and edition Originally published: New York : Basic Books, 1973. | Review What role does culture play in social life? A distinguished anthropologist restates the paramount question of his discipline and offers some brilliant conjectures. Hominization shows that the traits that were thought unique to homo sapiens (tools, language, social organization) not only preceded him, but contributed to the biological evolution which culminated in sapiens. Culture is, therefore, necessary not merely to man's survival but to his existential realization. How should it be properly studied? The starting point for a theory of culture, Geertz tells us, is a conception of thinking as a social act: a traffic in significant symbols. Groups employ machineries of meaning to orient themselves in the world. Only after having understood these programs for the regulation of behavior can we legitimately relate culture to social structure. This is precisely what the different "sociologies" - of religion, ideology, and knowledge - fail to do. But anthropology comes to the rescue. It gives us access to the conceptual worlds of peoples so that we can, in an extended sense of the term, converse with them. Geertz calls it "thick description": a scientific phenomenonology of culture that is different from the all too cerebral puzzle-solving of Levi-Strauss. Geertz applies this semiotic perspective to the study of ritual, religion, and world-view in various societies and analyzes the ideological ferment in the new states. These often eloquent, sometimes verbose, essays were written in the early '60's. The author has revised some of them for this volume, but in a more basic sense the book is surprisingly dated: it is steeped in functionalism of Parsonian vintage. (Kirkus Reviews) 20 cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 306 G] (1),
6. Culture and communication : the logic by which symbols are connected. An introduction to the use of structuralist analysis in social anthropology by Leach, Edmund Publication: Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 301.2 . 105 p. 23 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [301.2 L] (1),
7. Race et Histoire : suivi de, L'oeuvre de Claude Lévi-Strauss par Jean Pouillon by Lévi-Strauss, Claude Publication: [Paris] Gonthier, c1961 . 130 p. , Donation Ex Libris Proinsias Mac Cana. | Donation Signed Proinsias Mac Cana. | Donation Hand-written notes. 19 cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 305.8 L] (1),