Shirley Ardener, Founding Director, International Gender Studies Center, University of Oxford
Based on a prominent Oxford University seminar founded over two decades ago by the social anthropologist Edwin Ardener, this series focuses on the ethnic, historical, religious, and other elements of culture that give rise to a social sense of belonging, enabling individuals and groups to find meaning both in their own social identities and in what differentiates them from others. Each volume is based on one specific theme that brings together contemporary material from a variety of cultures.
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Humour, Comedy and Laughter
Obscenities, Paradoxes, Insights and the Renewal of Life
Edited by Lidia Dina Sciama
Youth Gangs and Street Children
Culture, Nurture and Masculinity in Ethiopia
Out of Place
Madness in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea
Where Humans and Spirits Meet
The Politics of Rituals and Identified Spirits in Zanzibar
The Discipline of Leisure
Embodying Cultures of 'Recreation'
Edited by Simon Coleman and Tamara Kohn
Policy and Practice in Business and Bureaucracy
Edited by Shirley Ardener and Fiona Moore
Healing, Well Being and Personhood
Edited by Kent Maynard†
Changing Sex and Bending Gender
Edited by Alison Shaw and Shirley Ardener