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Fox, Robin 1934-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 461 publications in 9 languages and 13,344 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Art  Pictorial works  Biography  Illustrated works  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: GN365.9, 301.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robin Fox
Kinship and marriage: an anthropological perspective by Robin Fox( Book )

91 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,544 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 )

46 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and held by 1,349 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 )

24 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounter with anthropology by Robin Fox( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biosocial anthropology by Robin Fox( Book )

15 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 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 498 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 487 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 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 413 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 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 )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 298 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 256 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 )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 231 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 passionate mind : sources of destruction and creativity by Robin Fox( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinship and marriage by Robin Fox( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in 6 languages and held by 91 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 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sistemas de parentesco y matrimonio by Robin Fox( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 72 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

Participant observer : memoir of a transatlantic life by Robin Fox( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robin Fox, one of the preeminent anthropologists of our time, takes us on an exuberant personal, intellectual and cultural journey through the 1930s to the 1970s. Fox's method is to depend entirely on memory to select the people, events, and ideas that have driven him towards what was called at the time a "revolution in the social sciences." This revolution was the founding of the biosocial, or what came to be called the sociobiological, movement in the study of human behavior. It was a long road peppered with strange events, brain-bending ideas, odd adventures, dangers and sorrows, and a cast of lively, often eccentric characters." "He witnessed the last of the old steam and horse-powered northern wool towns of the industrial revolution and the pre-industrial Hardy countryside of southern England. He saw the ancient grammar schools before their destruction by doctrinaire socialism; the old LSE when it was still an international family, not just a big college; the brave but failed experiment that was Talcott Parsons' Social Relations Department at Harvard. He witnessed the innocent but troubled America of the 1950s and the last gasp of traditional Indian life in New Mexico. He lived in genteel Jane Austen England in Devon and experienced the still all-male college at Rutgers, as well as peasant-crofter life in the Irish islands."--Jacket
 
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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

Robin Fox britischer Anthropologe

Робин Фокс

フォックス, R.

フォックス, ロビン

Languages
English (332)

French (19)

Spanish (14)

Japanese (3)

Chinese (2)

Dutch (2)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Hindi (1)

Covers
The imperial animalThe tribal imagination : civilization and the savage mindThe search for society : quest for a biosocial science and moralityConjectures & confrontations : science, evolution, social concernThe passionate mind : sources of destruction and creativityParticipant observer : memoir of a transatlantic life