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Times of Security Ethnographies of Fear, Protest and the Future

Times of Security: Ethnographies of Fear, Protest and the Future

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Holbraad, Morten Axel Pedersen
September 29, 2015

In the current world disorder, security is on everyone’s lips. But what is security from a cross-cultural perspective? How is it imagined and experienced by people on the ground? Crucially, what visions of the future are at stake in people’s potentially divergent concerns with security: what, and ...

Animism and the Question of Life

Animism and the Question of Life

1st Edition

By Istvan Praet
September 16, 2015

The central purpose of this book is to help change the terms of the debate on animism, a classic theme in anthropology. It combines some of the finest ethnographic material currently available (including firsthand research on the Chachi of Ecuador) with an unusually broad geographic scope (the ...

Anthropology and Nature

Anthropology and Nature

1st Edition

Edited By Kirsten Hastrup
September 16, 2015

On the basis of empirical studies, this book explores nature as an integral part of the social worlds conventionally studied by anthropologists. The book may be read as a form of scholarly "edgework," resisting institutional divisions and conceptual routines in the interest of exploring new ...

Islam, Development, and Urban Women’s Reproductive Practices

Islam, Development, and Urban Women’s Reproductive Practices

1st Edition

By Cortney Hughes Rinker
September 16, 2015

Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Rabat, Morocco, this ethnography analyzes the relationship between neoliberal development policies, women’s reproductive practices, and popular understandings of Islam. In the 1990s, Morocco shifted its attention from economic to human development, as economic ...

Environmental Anthropology Future Directions

Environmental Anthropology: Future Directions

1st Edition

Edited By Helen Kopnina, Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet
September 08, 2015

This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - not just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the ...

Senses and Citizenships Embodying Political Life

Senses and Citizenships: Embodying Political Life

1st Edition

Edited By Susanna Trnka, Christine Dureau, Julie Park
September 08, 2015

What does disgust have to do with citizenship? How might pain and pleasure, movement, taste, sound and smell be configured as aspects of national belonging? Senses and Citizenships: Embodying Political Life examines the intersections between sensory phenomena and national and supra-national forms ...

Adolescent Identity Evolutionary, Cultural and Developmental Perspectives

Adolescent Identity: Evolutionary, Cultural and Developmental Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Bonnie L. Hewlett
May 21, 2015

As our world becomes increasingly permeable, and as human populations are rapidly converging and transitioning within a global interconnectedness, it is vital that we look to, and learn from, those most adept at the adaptation, creation, and contesting of culture: adolescents. This text is designed...

Confronting Capital Critique and Engagement in Anthropology

Confronting Capital: Critique and Engagement in Anthropology

1st Edition

Edited By Pauline Gardiner Barber, Belinda Leach, Winnie Lem
September 11, 2014

This volume is an exploration of the ways in which political economy as a mode of analysis moves anthropology toward a vital, politically engaged form of scholarship. It advances the understanding of the struggles of ordinary people in the face of capitalist change. In the current economic moment ...

Anthropologists, Indigenous Scholars and the Research Endeavour Seeking Bridges Towards Mutual Respect

Anthropologists, Indigenous Scholars and the Research Endeavour: Seeking Bridges Towards Mutual Respect

1st Edition

Edited By Joy Hendry, Laara Fitznor
July 03, 2014

This collection offers the fruits of a stimulating workshop that sought to bridge the fraught relationship which sometimes continues between anthropologists and indigenous/native/aboriginal scholars, despite areas of overlapping interest. Participants from around the world share...

The Social Life of Climate Change Models Anticipating Nature

The Social Life of Climate Change Models: Anticipating Nature

1st Edition

Edited By Kirsten Hastrup, Martin Skrydstrup
July 03, 2014

Drawing on a combination of perspectives from diverse fields, this volume offers an anthropological study of climate change and the ways in which people attempt to predict its local implications, showing how the processes of knowledge making among lay people and experts are not only ...

The Question of the Gift Essays Across Disciplines

The Question of the Gift: Essays Across Disciplines

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Osteen
January 30, 2014

The Question of the Gift is the first collection of new interdisciplinary essays on the gift. Bringing together scholars from a variety of fields, including anthropology, literary criticism, economics, philosophy and classics, it provides new paradigms and poses new questions concerning the theory ...

Decolonising Indigenous Rights

Decolonising Indigenous Rights

1st Edition

Edited By Adolfo de Oliveira
August 15, 2011

Covering a wide range of issues relating to the topic, this book examines the experiences and perceptions of indigenous peoples in the context of the national states and political systems that have been externally imposed and implemented upon them. Fascinating and incisive, the text discusses a ...

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