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Routledge Studies in Anthropology


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On Knowing Humanity Insights from Theology for Anthropology

On Knowing Humanity: Insights from Theology for Anthropology

1st Edition

Edited By Eloise Meneses, David Bronkema
May 19, 2017

The development of a phenomenological approach to religion and the rise of perspectivism are challenging anthropology’s exclusive rootedness in the ontology of secularism. When considered with the increased interest in the anthropology of religion as an area of study, it is clear that there is a ...

Islam, Standards, and Technoscience In Global Halal Zones

Islam, Standards, and Technoscience: In Global Halal Zones

1st Edition

By Johan Fischer
May 24, 2017

This book explores the role of halal production, trade, and standards based on ethnographic material from Malaysia, Singapore, and Europe. It explains how the global markets for halal comprise divergent zones in which Islam, markets, regulatory institutions, and technoscience interact and diverge....

Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound

Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound

1st Edition

Edited By Christine Guillebaud
May 19, 2017

This volume approaches the issue of ambient sound through the ethnographic exploration of different cultural contexts including Italy, India, Egypt, France, Ethiopia, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, and Japan. It examines social, religious, and aesthetic conceptions of sound environments, what types of ...

Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identities Dancing on Empire's Stage

Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identities: Dancing on Empire's Stage

1st Edition

By Sitara Thobani
March 24, 2017

Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identities explores what happens when a national-cultural production is reproduced outside the immediate social, political and cultural context of its origin. Whereas most previous studies have analysed Indian classical dance in the ...

Meeting Ethnography Meetings as Key Technologies of Contemporary Governance, Development, and Resistance

Meeting Ethnography: Meetings as Key Technologies of Contemporary Governance, Development, and Resistance

1st Edition

Edited By Jen Sandler, Renita Thedvall
March 24, 2017

This volume asks and addresses elusive ontological, epistemological, and methodological questions about meetings. What are meetings? What sort of knowledge, identities, and power relationships are produced, performed, communicated, and legitimized through meetings? How do—and how ...

Mixed Race Identities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

Mixed Race Identities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

1st Edition

Edited By Farida Fozdar, Kirsten McGavin
January 10, 2017

This volume offers a "southern," Pacific Ocean perspective on the topic of racial hybridity, exploring it through a series of case studies from around the Australo-Pacific region, a region unique as a result of its very particular colonial histories. Focusing on the interaction between "race" and ...

Anthropology and Alterity Responding to the Other

Anthropology and Alterity: Responding to the Other

1st Edition

Edited By Bernhard Leistle
December 29, 2016

Alterity or otherness is a central notion in cultural anthropology and philosophy, as well as in other disciplines. While anthropology, with its aim of understanding cultural difference, tends to take otherness as a fact, there have been vigorous attempts in contemporary philosophy, particularly in...

Freedom in Practice Governance, Autonomy and Liberty in the Everyday

Freedom in Practice: Governance, Autonomy and Liberty in the Everyday

1st Edition

Edited By Moises Lino e Silva, Huon Wardle
December 08, 2016

‘Freedom’ is one of the most fiercely contested words in contemporary global experience. This book provides an up-to-date overview from an anthropological perspective of the diverse ways in which freedom is understood and practised in everyday life, including the emergent relationships between ...

Hope and Uncertainty in Contemporary African Migration

Hope and Uncertainty in Contemporary African Migration

1st Edition

Edited By Nauja Kleist, Dorte Thorsen
December 06, 2016

This volume examines the relationship between hope, mobility, and immobility in African migration. Through case studies set within and beyond the continent, it demonstrates that hope offers a unique prism for analyzing the social imaginaries and aspirations which underpin migration in situations of...

After the Crisis Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism and the Aftermath

After the Crisis: Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism and the Aftermath

1st Edition

Edited By James G. Carrier
March 07, 2016

After the Crisis: Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism and the Aftermath offers a thought-provoking examination of the state of contemporary anthropology, identifying key issues that have confronted the discipline in recent years and linking them to neoliberalism, and suggesting how we might do ...

Transpacific Americas Encounters and Engagements Between the Americas and the South Pacific

Transpacific Americas: Encounters and Engagements Between the Americas and the South Pacific

1st Edition

Edited By Eveline Dürr, Philipp Schorch
December 09, 2015

This volume explores cultural, social and economic connections between the Americas and the South Pacific. It reaches beyond Sino-American collaborations to focus on rather neglected, and sometimes invisible, Southern linkages, asking how these connections originated and have developed over time, ...

Climate Change and Tradition in a Small Island State The Rising Tide

Climate Change and Tradition in a Small Island State: The Rising Tide

1st Edition

By Peter Rudiak-Gould
October 12, 2015

The citizens of the Marshall Islands have been told that climate change will doom their country, and they have seen confirmatory omens in the land, air, and sea. This book investigates how grassroots Marshallese society has interpreted and responded to this threat as intimated by local observation,...

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