First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

chapter |14 pages


ByAdam Kuper

part |2 pages

Part I Individuals and networks

chapter 1|17 pages

Towards greater naturalism in conceptualizing societies

ByFredrik Barth

chapter 2|23 pages

The global ecumene as a network of networks Ulf Mannerz

ByUlf Hannerz

part |2 pages

Part II Parts and wholes The individual and society

chapter 3|16 pages

Comparison, a universal for anthropology

Daniel de Coppet
ByFrom ‘re-presentation’ to the comparison of hierarchies of values

chapter 4|30 pages

Parts and wholes: refiguring relationships in a post-plural world

Marilyn Strathern
ByReflguring relationships in a post-plural world

part |2 pages

Part III Models of society, the individual, and nature

chapter 5|20 pages

Societies of nature and the nature of society

ByPhilippe Descola

chapter 6|20 pages

What goes without saying

Maurice Bloch
ByThe conceptualization of Zafimaniry society