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Fox, Robin 1934-

Works: 72 works in 403 publications in 8 languages and 12,925 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Art  Pictorial works  Biography  History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer
Classifications: GN492.5, 301.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robin Fox
Kinship and marriage: an anthropological perspective by Robin Fox( Book )
90 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robin Fox's study of systems of kinship and alliance has become an established classic of the social science literature. It has been praised above all for its liveliness of style and clarity of exposition in an area that students and general readers have found difficult to master. It was the first attempt to produce an overview of this central subject and has maintained its unique position over the years. Fox's reconciliation of 'descent' and 'alliance' theories, and his 'deductive' approach to the logic of kinship systems based on four universal premises, give the book its distinctive flavour and make it not only the best available introductory text but a contribution to theory in its own right. It has been used throughout the world as an introduction for both academic and lay readers and has been translated into numerous languages
The tribal imagination civilization and the savage mind by Robin Fox( )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fox traces our ongoing struggle to maintain open societies in the face of profoundly tribal human needs that, paradoxically, hold the key to our survival. This latest book ranges from incest and arranged marriage to poetry and myth, from human rights and vengeance to pop icons such as Seinfeld
The imperial animal by Lionel Tiger( Book )
48 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Imperial Animal offers a compelling perspective on the controversy over humans and their biology. This now-classic study is about the social bonds that hold us together and the antisocial theories that drive us apart. The authors divulge how the evolutionary past of the species, reflected in genetic codes, determines our present and coerces our future. In the new introduction, Tiger and Fox outline their reasons for originally writing the book as well as the process they used to do their research."--Jacket
The red lamp of incest by Robin Fox( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encounter with anthropology by Robin Fox( Book )
27 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biosocial anthropology by Robin Fox( Book )
21 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The passionate mind sources of destruction and creativity by Robin Fox( )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Tory Islanders : a people of the Celtic fringe by Robin Fox( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neonate cognition : beyond the blooming buzzing confusion ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reproduction and succession : studies in anthropology, law, and society by Robin Fox( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The challenge of anthropology : old encounters and new excursions by Robin Fox( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The search for society : quest for a biosocial science and morality by Robin Fox( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Keresan Bridge: a problem in Pueblo ethnology by Robin Fox( Book )
4 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The violent imagination by Robin Fox( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conjectures & confrontations : science, evolution, social concern by Robin Fox( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the third in the series of volumes of essays that Robin Fox began with Reproduction and Succession and continued with The Challenge of Anthropology. Fox, who has been described as the "conscience of anthropology" continues to have the same aim: to expose readers in the social sciences and beyond to the "consequences of the biosocial orientation," and to assess the "state of the art" in anthropology in particular and the social sciences in general. As always he encompasses a wide range of topics: Why do bureaucracies fail? Are we really an innovative animal? Is nationalism a purely constructed phenomenon? What is the role of sexual competition in epic literature? In all these enquiries he tries to show in nontechnical language how the evolutionary approach throws new light on old problems - and even raises new and more interesting problems. Interwoven with these analyses are lively excerpts from interviews on his life and times in anthropology, culled from Current Anthropology, and a punishing criticism of political correctness on campus from an interview with Richard Heffner on his PBS program, "The Open Mind." The "confrontations" of the title in fact arise from his willingness to explore the moral and political consequences of his "biosocial orientation."
The law and the prophets; based on the celebrated NBC television production by NBC Television Network( Book )
3 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The ... story of man's search for moral and ethical values drawn from the Old Testament and told through over 130 great masterpieces of art."
Anthropologie de la parenté. Une analyse de la consanguinité et de l'alliance by Robin Fox( Book )
9 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women at the top ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the role of women in society. A panel discusses how women act in men's roles
Western sexuality : practice and precept in past and present times by Philippe Ariès( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in French and Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recueil de quatorze petites études issues du séminaire 1979-1980 de Philippe Ariès à l'Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales. Principaux aspects: l'évolution sexuelle, le combat de la chasteté chez Cassien, l'homosexualité à Rome, saint Paul et la chair, l'homosexualité masculine, l'histoire de l'homosexualité, la prostitution en France au XVe siècle, la vie sexuelle dans l'ancienne France, l'amour dans le mariage, le mariage indissoluble, le mariage extra-conjugal d'aujourd'hui, les bandes de jeunes, psychanalystes et sexologues
Das Herrentier : Steinzeitjäger im Spätkapitalismus by Lionel Tiger( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Fox, J. R. 1934-
Fox, J. R. (John Robin), 1934-
Fox, John Robert.
Fox, John Robert 1934-
Fox, Robin
Lane Fox, Robin
フォックス, R
フォックス, ロビン
English (272)
French (20)
Spanish (10)
Italian (5)
German (4)
Japanese (4)
Swedish (2)
Dutch (1)