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Fox, Robin 1934-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 411 publications in 8 languages and 13,264 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Art  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
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Most widely held works about Robin Fox
 
Most widely held works by Robin Fox
Kinship and marriage: an anthropological perspective by Robin Fox( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,408 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 imperial animal by Lionel Tiger( Book )

47 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 1,335 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 )

25 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounter with anthropology by Robin Fox( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biosocial anthropology by Robin Fox( Book )

15 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tory Islanders : a people of the Celtic fringe by Robin Fox( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neonate cognition : beyond the blooming buzzing confusion( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction and succession : studies in anthropology, law, and society by Robin Fox( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenge of anthropology : old encounters and new excursions by Robin Fox( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tribal imagination : civilization and the savage mind by Robin Fox( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 412 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 Keresan Bridge: a problem in Pueblo ethnology by Robin Fox( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for society : quest for a biosocial science and morality by Robin Fox( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The violent imagination by Robin Fox( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law and the prophets; based on the celebrated NBC television production by NBC Television Network( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 255 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."
Conjectures & confrontations : science, evolution, social concern by Robin Fox( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 232 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 non-technical language how the evolutionary approach throws new light on old problems--and even raises new and more interesting problems. He pursues the issue of whether we have a naturally developed moral sense, and if so what it could possibly be (on the way attempting a definitive definition of the good); he looks at the status of the idea of self-interest in economic and biological science; he examines the current state of archaeology as a basis for a renewed scientific anthropology; and he tries to adjudicate the debate between the scientific and humanistic camps in the social sciences
The passionate mind : sources of destruction and creativity by Robin Fox( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Consciousness, declares Robin Fox, is "out of context." Useful as an adaptation in the Stone Age, it brought humanity to the top of the food chain but has now created a world it cannot control. The Passionate Mind explores this paradox not through academic demonstration but through satiric dialogues, blank-verse ruminations, lyric, narrative and comic verse, and Aesopian fables. This mix of genres and styles forces us out of our usual linear modes of thinking to confront a harsh thesis. Because of consciousness we cannot operate without ideas, but once in thrall to ideas--whether of love, power, religion, or ideology--we cannot operate without destructiveness lest we become imprisoned by them.The range of subjects and genres Fox covers includes a verse summary of the key points of human evolution, a conference of farm animals ruminating on their social problems, visions of a desperate future from a neolithic hunter and a shaman at Lascaux, Kafkaesque trial scenes, and a new version of "God is dead." George Washington, having lost at Yorktown is put on trial with Adams, Jefferson, and Benedict Arnold giving evidence. Through the persona of Humbert Humbert as decadent Europe, the new world of Lolita/America is faced with the consequences of its pursuit of happiness. Scandinavian utopianism and salvation through romantic eros get their turn, and the basic "design failure" of humanity is examined in a Platonic dialogue. A bullfight and the struggle for existence in New Jersey farming lead up to a monologue from a decidedly unlikely Jesus who turns out to be part of an alien plan to control an otherwise out of control human race. Through this kaleidoscopic mix, Fox mounts a case for a thorough revision of consciousness that breaks "realistic" boundaries between science, the humanities, religion, and myth."--Provided by publisher
Kinship and marriage by Robin Fox( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologie de la parenté. Une analyse de la consanguinité et de l'alliance by Robin Fox( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologie biosociale by Robin Fox( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in French and English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Herrentier : Steinzeitjäger im Spätkapitalismus by Lionel Tiger( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The tribal imagination : civilization and the savage mind
Alternative Names
Fox, J.R. 1934-

Fox, J.R. (John Robin), 1934-

Fox, John Robert.

Fox John Robert 1934-....

Fox Robin

Robin Fox britischer Anthropologe

Робин Фокс

フォックス, R.

フォックス, ロビン

Languages
English (290)

French (19)

Spanish (15)

German (5)

Japanese (3)

Dutch (2)

Italian (1)

Hindi (1)

Covers
The imperial animalThe tribal imagination : civilization and the savage mindThe Keresan Bridge: a problem in Pueblo ethnologyThe search for society : quest for a biosocial science and moralityConjectures & confrontations : science, evolution, social concernThe passionate mind : sources of destruction and creativity