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Needham, Rodney

Overview
Works: 193 works in 671 publications in 5 languages and 15,083 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Classification  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Director
Classifications: GN480, 306
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rodney Needham
The elementary structures of kinship = (Les structures élémentaires de la parenté) by Claude Lévi-Strauss( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comparative sociological study of the basic kinship structures
Totemism by Claude Lévi-Strauss( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the beliefs encompassed by totemism
Primitive classification by Émile Durkheim( Book )

30 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Durkheim and Mauss claim that the individual mind is incapable of classification, and they seek the origin of 'classificatory function' in society. On the basis of an intensive examination of forms and principles of symbolic classification reported from the Australian aborigines, the Zuñi and traditional China, they try to establish a formal correspondence between social and symbolic classification. From this they argue that the mode of classification is determined by the form of society, and that the notions of space, time, hierarchy, number, class and other such cognitive categories are products of society."--Back cover
Remarks and inventions; skeptical essays about kinship by Rodney Needham( )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume scrutinizes the questions of conceptualization, method and history in the fields of kinship, social anthropology and structuralism. It puts forward a radical revision of the conventional approaches and criteria. Exploring analysis and method in the disparity between relative age and kinship categories as means of social classification, the book makes theoretical readjustments, largely inspired by the precepts of Wittgenstein. Originally published in 1971
Circumstantial deliveries by Rodney Needham( )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belief, language, and experience by Rodney Needham( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Italian and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking kinship and marriage by Rodney Needham( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and French and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structure and sentiment; a test case in social anthropology by Rodney Needham( Book )

42 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right & left; essays on dual symbolic classification by Rodney Needham( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by Hertz, Granet and Kruyt translated by R. Needham; one by Chelhod translated by J.J. Fox. Includes bibliographies
Rethinking marriage and kinship by Rodney Needham( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is concerned with two of the fundamental topics of social anthropology, kinship and marriage, approached from a variety of viewpoints by an international group of contributors of diverse experience and background. The wide range of subjects examined includes: Incest, epistemology, linguistics, prescriptive alliance and methodology. Fieldwork from the following countries is drawn on: Burma, Sri Lanka, New Guinea, Australia, Africa and South America
Kings and councillors : an essay in the comparative anatomy of human society by A. M Hocart( Book )

16 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of marriage and kinship by C. Staniland Wake( Book )

25 editions published between 1961 and 1974 in English and Italian and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exemplars by Rodney Needham( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primordial characters by Rodney Needham( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers myth, witchcraft, iconography, fiction, dreams, and seeks to find common ground in anthropology, psychology, and history. It calls upon the findings of world ethnography as well as on ideas and experiences familiar to any reflective individual. Rodney Needham demonstrates a method of cultural analysis made possible by the discrimination of primary human characteristics, and he investigates (through a study of the image of the witch) the imaginative tendency to synthesize primary factors into archetypes"--Publisher description
Imagination and proof : selected essays of A.M. Hocart by A. M Hocart( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbolic classification by Rodney Needham( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the tranquility of axioms by Rodney Needham( Book )

8 editions published between 1938 and 1983 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counterpoints by Rodney Needham( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconnaissances by Rodney Needham( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mamboru : history and structure in a domain of northwestern Sumba by Rodney Needham( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The elementary structures of kinship = (Les structures élémentaires de la parenté)
Alternative Names
Green, Rodney Phillip Needham.

Needham Green, Rodney Phillip.

Needham Green, Rodney Phillip 1923-2006

Needham, R.

Rodney Needham Brits antropoloog (1923-2006)

ニーダム, R.

ニーダム, ロドニー

ロドニー・ニーダム

Languages
English (348)

French (11)

Italian (10)

Japanese (4)

German (1)

Covers
TotemismPrimitive classificationRemarks and inventions; skeptical essays about kinshipCircumstantial deliveriesStructure and sentiment; a test case in social anthropologyExemplars