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Kuper, Adam

Works: 163 works in 724 publications in 10 languages and 17,345 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Originator, ed, Creator
Classifications: H41, 300.3
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Most widely held works about Adam Kuper
Most widely held works by Adam Kuper
The social science encyclopedia by Adam Kuper( Book )

114 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference has been written by an international team of contributors presenting a global understanding of the key issues within social sciences. A board of advisory editors has worked closely with the editors in determining the most important concepts, thinkers and techniques in each field
Anthropologists and anthropology: the British School, 1922-1972 by Adam Kuper( Book )

132 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Anthropologists and Anthropology, Adam Kuper, one of the most gifted of the younger generation of British social anthropologists, traces the growth of the subject over these fifty years, the development of its theoretical framework and the personalities of the men and women involved. In the final chapters he considers the present and future of the subject, for the moment apparently adrift from some of its theoretical moorings and on an uncertain course among the rocks of Marx, Freud, Lévi-Strauss and sociology. Anthropologists and Anthropology is both an invaluable introduction for the layman and a witty and provocative account that will be enjoyed by anthropologists everywhere."--Publisher's description
The chosen primate : human nature and cultural diversity by Adam Kuper( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balancing biological and cultural perspectives, Adam Kuper reviews our beliefs about human origins, the history of human culture, genes and intelligence, the nature of the differences between males and females, and the foundations of human politics. Within the context of Darwinian theory, he traces the influence of eugenics, sociobiology, and gender studies on anthropology. The Chosen Primate is also a fascinating narrative of the history of the people and places that have shaped anthropology, taking us to Olduvai Gorge with the Leakeys, the Kalahari with the Marshalls, and Samoa with Margaret Mead
Culture : the anthropologists' account by Adam Kuper( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Culture clarifies a crucial chapter in recent intellectual history. Adam Kuper makes the case against cultural determinism and argues that political and economic forces, social institutions, and biological processes must take their place in any complete explanation of why people think and behave as they do."--Jacket
The invention of primitive society : transformations of an illusion by Adam Kuper( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social anthropology of Radcliffe-Brown by A. R Radcliffe-Brown( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kalahari village politics; an African democracy by Adam Kuper( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wives for cattle : bridewealth and marriage in Southern Africa by Adam Kuper( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Councils in action by Audrey I Richards( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing Jamaica by Adam Kuper( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the anthropologists : history and context in anthropology by Adam Kuper( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the Anthropologists analyses the central theoretical arguments of Anthropology by turning the discipline's methods on those who practise them the anthropologists themselves. Adam Kuper explores the ethnographic and historical description of major schools and actors within Anthropology, including Darwin, Freud, Rivers, Radcliffe-Brown, Levi-Strauss and Gellner. Among the Anthropologists illuminates the historical circumstances, political forces and intellectual fashions which have shaped and continue to shape both Anthropology and its practitioners
Conceptualizing society by Adam Kuper( Book )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For a century, European social anthropology has been one of the most stimulating and creative influences within the social sciences. Social theory has had to grapple with the varieties of human experience reported by ethnographers; and out of their ethnographic experience, social anthropologists have constructed unique theoretical insights. The contributors to this volume, leading figures in European social anthropology today, reanimate this great tradition. They confront the models current in the social sciences with the diverse, often exotic, experiences and models of their subjects." "But if the broad project is accepted, theoretical strategies are the subject of urgent debate. The authors in this volume advocate diverse approaches to social theory, ranging from the action-based models of network theorists through the subtleties of the neo-structuralists to the daring experiments of the new cognitivists. Their lively debates refer to fascinating case studies, drawn from wide ethnographic experience." "Conceptualizing Society represents a significant contribution to social theory. It will be required reading for all social anthropologists, and for all those whose concern with social theory transcends the most parochial span."--Jacket
Incest & influence : the private life of bourgeois England by Adam Kuper( Book )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Like many gentlemen of his time, Charles Darwin married his first cousin. In fact, marriages between close relatives were commonplace in nineteenth-century England, and Adam Kuper argues that they played a crucial role in the rise of the bourgeoisie. Incest and Influence shows us just how the political networks of the eighteenth-century aristocracy were succeeded by hundreds of in-married bourgeois clans-in finance and industry, in local and national politics, in the church, and in intellectual life. In a richly detailed narrative, Kuper deploys his expertise as an anthropologist to analyze kin marriages among the Darwins and Wedgwoods, in Quaker and Jewish banking families, and in the Clapham Sect and their descendants over four generations, ending with a revealing account of the Bloomsbury Group, the most eccentric product of English bourgeois endogamy. These marriage strategies were the staple of novels, and contemporaries were obsessed with them. But there were concerns. Ideas about incest were in flux as theological doctrines were challenged. For forty years Victorian parliaments debated whether a man could marry his deceased wife's sister. Cousin marriage troubled scientists, including Charles Darwin and his cousin Francis Galton, provoking revolutionary ideas about breeding and heredity. This groundbreaking study brings out the connection between private lives, public fortunes, and the history of imperial Britain
South Africa and the anthropologist by Adam Kuper( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reinvention of primitive society : transformations of a myth by Adam Kuper( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reinvention of Primitive Society" critiques ideas about the origins of society and religion that have been hotly debated since Darwin. Tracing interpretations of the barbarian, savage and primitive back through the centuries to ancient Greece, Kuper challenges the myth of primitive society, a concept revived in its current form by the modern indigenous peoples' movement: tapping into widespread popular beliefs regarding the noble savage and reflecting a romantic reaction against 'civilisation' and 'science'. Through a fascinating analysis of seminal works in anthropology, classical studies and law, this book reveals how wholly mistaken theories can become the basis for academic research and political programmes. Lucidly written and highly influential since first publication, it is a must-have text for those interested in anthropological theory and post-colonial debates
Anthropology and anthropologists : the British school in the twentieth century by Adam Kuper( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthropology and Anthropologists provides an entertaining and provocative account of British social anthropology from the foundations of the discipline, through the glory years of the mid-twentieth century and on to the transformation in recent decades. The book shocked the anthropological establishment on first publication in 1973 but soon established itself as one of the introductions for students of anthropology. Forty years later, this now classic work has been radically revised. Adam Kuper situates the leading actors in their historical and institutional context, probes their rivalries, revisits their debates, and reviews their key ethnographies. Drawing on recent scholarship he shows how the discipline was shaped by the colonial setting and by developments in the social sciences."
Zulu : FX20( )

in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 46 documents are about the Zulu, an African ethnic group mainly living in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, and covers a time span from about 1800 to 2002. Krige's Social system of the Zulus provides a general ethnography. The topics of religion, symbolism, magic, and divination as well as socio-political organization are extensively covered among the other documents in this collection
Antropología y antropólogos : la escuela británica : 1922-1972 by Adam Kuper( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ortodoxia y Tabú : apuntes críticos sobre la teoría antropológica by Adam Kuper( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains an interview with Adam Kuper, as well as translations of three articles which were originally presented at meetings held at the universities of Barcelona, Tarragona and Madrid in 1988
The social science encyclopedia( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Swedish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Adam Kuper antropologo britannico

Adam Kuper British anthropologist

Kuper, A. J.

Kuper, Adam

Kuper, Adam 1941-

آدم كوبر، 1941-

쿠퍼, 애덤

ク-パ-, アダム

クーパー, アダム


Anthropologists and anthropology: the British School, 1922-1972The chosen primate : human nature and cultural diversityCulture : the anthropologists' accountThe invention of primitive society : transformations of an illusionThe social anthropology of Radcliffe-BrownCouncils in actionAmong the anthropologists : history and context in anthropologyConceptualizing society