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Leach, Edmund Ronald

Overview
Works: 293 works in 1,371 publications in 14 languages and 17,489 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Myths  Case studies  Bibliography  History  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other, Honoree
Classifications: GN21.L4, 301.2
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Most widely held works by Edmund Ronald Leach
Claude Lévi-Strauss by E. R Leach( Book )

139 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in 11 languages and held by 2,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political systems of Highland Burma : a study of Kachin social structure by E. R Leach( Book )

148 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time a modern type of sociological analysis has been applied to the rich ethnographic material of northern Southeast Asia in this book. While making full use of the techniques which social anthropologists had developed during the previous decade, mainly on the basis of African materials, this book marked a departure from then current orthodoxies and has come to be recognized as constituting an outstanding development in the field of anthropological theory."--Back cover
Rethinking anthropology by E. R Leach( Book )

106 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of the author's most important papers and include a remarkable logical exercise on Jinghpaw kinship terms as well as articles on theoretical problems of the concept of marriage
The Structural study of myth and totemism by E. R Leach( Book )

77 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to provoke controversy, the papers in this volume concentrate on two main themes: the study of myth and totemism. Starting with an English translation of La Geste d'Asdiwal, which is widely considered to be the most brilliant of all of Lévi-Strauss's shorter expositions of his technique of myth analysis, the volume also contains criticism of this essay. The second part of the volume discusses how far Lévi-Strauss's treatment of totemism as a system of category formation can be correlated with the facts that an ethnographer encounters in the field. First published in 1967
Culture & communication : the logic by which symbols are connected : an introduction to the use of structuralist analysis in social anthropology by E. R Leach( Book )

74 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Leach's book investigates the writings of 'structuralists,' and their different theories: the general incest theory and of animal sacrifice. This book is designed for the use of teaching undergraduates in anthropology, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy and related disciplines faced with structuralist argument. It provides the prolegomena necessary to understand the final chapter of Levi-Strauss's massive four-volume Mythologiques. Some prior knowledge of anthropological literature is useful but not essential. The principal ethnographic source is the Book of Leviticus; this guide should help anyone who is trying to grasp the essentials of 'seminology' - the general theory of how signs and symbols come to convey meaning. The author's core thesis is that: 'the indices in non-verbal communication systems, like the sound elements in spoken language, do not have meaning as isolates, but only as members of set'; the book's special merit is that it makes this kind of jargon comprehensible in terms of our everyday experience
Aspects of caste in south India, Ceylon, and north-west Pakistan by E. R Leach( Book )

54 editions published between 1960 and 1979 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social anthropology by E. R Leach( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pul Eliya, a village in Ceylon : a study of land tenure and kinship by E. R Leach( Book )

35 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structuralist interpretations of biblical myth by E. R Leach( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialectic in practical religion by E. R Leach( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elites in South Asia by E. R Leach( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of elitism particularly concerned with Indian elites in the context of British influence and its aftermath. The problems delineated are by no means peculiar to the Indian subcontinent. Nearly all the developing countries of contemporary Asia, Africa and Latin America are entangled with their post-colonial heritage and the history of political elitism in all these countries has been similar. The papers consider who were members of the elites, in the sense of 'men at the top'. They enquire how they got there, how they continued to recruit themselves and what was their relationship with the British. The contributors, sociologists, economists, anthropologists, political scientists and historians, present each other with forms of evidence which are unfamiliar and, in sum, result in a study which destroys many of the conventional clichés of colonial historians.--Publisher description
Runaway world : how globalization is reshaping our lives by Anthony Giddens( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Runaway World, leading social commentator Anthony Giddens shows how globalization impacts every human on earth. Giddens examines the global marketplace, but goes beyond a conventional economic approach to look at more universal issues like family, risk, tradition, and democracy. Runaway World describes how changing currents in the international seas of finance are destabilizing countries, and how most people (and their governments) aren't prepared to deal with an ever-accelerating capitalism and Americanization of culture. Giddens finds the changes largely positive - liberating women, spreading democracy, and creating new wealth - but acknowledges the hazards of so much money crossing so many borders and distant cultures colliding."--Jacket
The Kula : new perspectives on Massim exchange by Kula and Massim exchange conference( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Custom, law, and terrorist violence by E. R Leach( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and Italian and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth by M. I Steblin-Kamenskiĭ( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and economic organisation of the Rowanduz Kurds by E. R Leach( Book )

30 editions published between 1939 and 2006 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social science research in Sarawak; a report on the possibilities of a social economic survey of Sarawak presented to the Colonial Social Science Research Council, London, March 1948 - July 1949 by E. R Leach( Book )

19 editions published between 1950 and 1970 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trobriands : OL06( )

in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trobriand Islanders are indigenous people living on four islands in the northeastern part of Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province: Kiriwina, Kaileuna, Kitava, and Vakuta. There are 56 documents in this collection with two time foci, ca. 1915 when the islands, especially Kiriwina, were studied by Bronislaw Malinowski and ca. 1970-1990 when Kiriwina was studied by Annette Weiner. Data on the other islands and works by other authors are also included
L'Unité de l'homme et autres essais by E. R Leach( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Edmund Leach by E. R Leach( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Culture & communication : the logic by which symbols are connected : an introduction to the use of structuralist analysis in social anthropology
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Edmund Leach anthropologue

Edmund Leach antropologo britannico

Edmund Leach britischer Naturwissenschaftler, Elektrotechniker und Ethnosoziologe

Edmund Leach Brits antropoloog (1910-1989)

Edmund Ronald Leach

Leach, E. 1910-1989

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Leach, E. R. 1910-1989 (Edmund Ronald)

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Leach, E. R. (Edmund Ronald), 1910-

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leach, Edmund R. 1910-1989

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Lič, Edmund.

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Лич, Эдмунд 1910-1989

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리치, 에드먼드 1910-1989

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Political systems of Highland Burma : a study of Kachin social structureRethinking anthropologyCulture & communication : the logic by which symbols are connected : an introduction to the use of structuralist analysis in social anthropologyAspects of caste in south India, Ceylon, and north-west PakistanStructuralist interpretations of biblical mythElites in South AsiaSocial and economic organisation of the Rowanduz KurdsThe essential Edmund Leach