ASA Monographs

  • Human Rights in Global Perspective: Anthropological Studies of Rights, Claims and Entitlements book cover

    Human Rights in Global Perspective

    Anthropological Studies of Rights, Claims and Entitlements

    Edited by Jon P. Mitchell, Richard A. Wilson

    In the West we frequently pay lip service to universal notions of human rights. But do we ever consider how these work in local contexts and across diverse cultural and ethical structures? Do human rights agendas address the problems many people face, or are they more often the imposition of…

    Paperback – 2003-05-15
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  • Participating in Development: Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge book cover

    Participating in Development

    Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge

    Edited by Alan Bicker, Johan Pottier, Paul Sillitoe

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2002-07-04
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  • Elite Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives book cover

    Elite Cultures

    Anthropological Perspectives

    Edited by Stephen Nugent, Cris Shore

    Drawing on a diverse, comparative ethnographic literature, this new volume examines the intimate spaces and cultural practices of those elites who occupy positions of power and authority across a variety of different settings.Using ethnographic case studies from a wide range of geographical areas,…

    Paperback – 2002-04-11
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  • An Anthropology of Indirect Communication book cover

    An Anthropology of Indirect Communication

    Edited by Joy Hendry, C.W. Watson

    Sometimes we convey what we mean not by what we say but by what we do. This type of indirect communication is sometimes called 'indirection'. From patent miscommunication, through potent ambiguity to pregnant silence this incisive collection examines from a rare anthropological perspective the many…

    Paperback – 2001-03-15
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  • The Anthropology of Power book cover

    The Anthropology of Power

    Edited by Angela Cheater

    An edited collection which examines the theoretical issues surrounding power, and particularly empowerment, which uses ethnographic analysis as its basis. It takes material from the Middle East, Canada, Columbia, Australasia and various parts of Europe and Africa. It looks particularly at the…

    Paperback – 1999-02-18
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  • Ritual, Performance, Media book cover

    Ritual, Performance, Media

    Edited by Felicia Hughes-Freeland

    Ritual, Performance and Media are significant areas of study which are essential to anthropology and are often surprisingly overlooked. This book brings a more anthropological perspective to debates about media consumption, performativity and the characteristics of spectacle which have transformed…

    Paperback – 1997-11-06
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  • After Writing Culture: Epistemology and Praxis in Contemporary Anthropology book cover

    After Writing Culture

    Epistemology and Praxis in Contemporary Anthropology

    Edited by Andrew Dawson, Jenny Hockey, Allison James

    This collection addresses the theme of representation in anthropology. Its fourteen articles explore some of the directions in which contemporary anthropology is moving, following the questions raised by the "writing culture" debates of the 1980s.It includes discussion of issues such as:* the…

    Paperback – 1997-04-10
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  • Questions of Consciousness book cover

    Questions of Consciousness

    Edited by Anthony P. Cohen, Nigel Rapport

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1995-11-23
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  • Environmentalism: The View from Anthropology book cover


    The View from Anthropology

    By Kay Milton

    Located in a wide spectrum of current research and practice, from analyses of green ideology and imagery, enviromental law and policy, and local enviromental activism in the West to ethnographic studies of relationships between humans and their enviroments in hunter/gatherer societies,…

    Paperback – 1993-10-21
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  • Socialism: Ideals, Ideologies, and Local Practice book cover


    Ideals, Ideologies, and Local Practice

    Edited by C. M. Hann

    Socialism as a political system may be on the wane, yet no one can doubt that its cultural legacies will make themselves felt for years to come, and on a worldwide scale. The contributors to this volume adopt a variety of anthropological approaches to illuminate changes which have removed…

    Paperback – 1992-12-17
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  • Contemporary Futures: Perspectives from Social Anthropology book cover

    Contemporary Futures

    Perspectives from Social Anthropology

    Edited by Sandra Wallman

    In industrial societies imagining the future is a serious business; our assumptions about the future govern the present management of domestic, national and global resources, and are projected, some would say inflicted, on societies whose visions are different. Contemporary Futures focuses not so…

    Paperback – 1992-11-26
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  • Reason and Morality book cover

    Reason and Morality

    Edited by Joanna Overing

    First Published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1985-10-03
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