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2017 & 2018 Anthropology Titles for Review

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January - March 2018

  • Dragging; Or the Political Aesthetics of Drag

    By Shaka McGlotten

    The Political Aesthetics of Drags uses portraits of artists and activists who use drag in Israel/Palestine and Berlin. Rather than take a more traditional academic approach, McGlotten develops the thematic threads of the book through the stories and lives of the performers. Themes emerge…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 

  • Revival: Dress, Drinks and Drums (1931)

    Further Studies of Savages and Sex

    By Ernest Crawley

    Edited by Theodore Besterman

    'Studies of Savages and Sex' are brought together by nine shorter essays. In the present Volume are assembled three longer studies, the first of which, indeed, is long and important enough to have made a volume itself. It speaks of the origins, forms and psychology of dress (with special emphasis…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Revival: How Natives Think (1926)

    By Lucien Lévy-Bruhl

    Levy-Bruhl speculates about what he posited as the two basic mind-sets of mankind; "primitive" and "Western." The primitive mind does not differentiate the supernatural from reality, but rather uses "mystical participation" to manipulate the world. Moreover, the primitive mind doesn't address…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15
    Routledge Revivals

  • Mimesis and Alterity

    A Particular History of the Senses

    By Michael Taussig

    In this ambitious and accomplished work, Taussig explores the complex and interwoven concepts of mimesis, the practice of imitation, and alterity, the opposition of Self and Other. The book moves from the nineteenth-century invention of mimetically capacious machines, such as the camera, to the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-29
    Routledge Classic Texts in Anthropology

  • Reflections of Our Past

    How Human History Is Revealed in Our Genes, 2nd Edition

    By John H. Relethford, Deborah A. Bolnick

    The rise of the multi-billion dollar ancestry testing industry points to one immutable truth about us as human beings: we want to know where we come from and who our ancestors were. John H. Relethford and Deborah A. Bolnick explore this topic and many more in this second edition of Reflections of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27

  • Gendering Postsocialism

    Old Legacies and New Hierarchies

    Edited by Yulia Gradskova, Ildikó Asztalos Morell

    Gendering Postsocialism explores changes in gendered norms and expectations in Eastern Europe and Eurasia after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The dismantlement of state socialism in these regions triggered monumental shifts in their economic landscape, the involvement of their welfare states in…

    Hardback – 2018-03-21
    Global Gender

  • Emergent Warfare in Our Evolutionary Past

    By Nam C Kim, Marc Kissel

    Why do we fight? Have we always been fighting one another? This book examines the origins and development of human forms of organized violence from an anthropological and archaeological perspective. Kim and Kissel argue that human warfare is qualitatively different from forms of lethal, intergroup…

    Hardback – 2018-03-14
    New Biological Anthropology

  • Negotiating Personal Autonomy

    Communication and Personhood in East Greenland

    By Sophie Elixhauser

    Negotiating Personal Autonomy offers a detailed ethnographic examination of personal autonomy and social life in East Greenland.Examining verbal and non-verbal communication in interpersonal encounters, Elixhauser argues that social life in the region is characterized by relationships based upon a…

    Hardback – 2018-03-14
    Arctic Worlds

  • Women in Islamic Societies

    Edited by Bo Utas

    First published in 1983, this edited collection is based on contributions at a Scandinavian symposium on the place of women in Islamic society. It offers perspectives which illuminate our understanding of social relationships and structures pertaining to a vast number of the world’s population…

    Paperback – 2018-03-06
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • Daughters of Allah

    Among Moslem Women in Kurdistan

    By Henry Harold Hansen

    In 1957, Henny Harald Hansen, the first Danish female anthropologist, was invited to take part in an archaeological expedition to the site of the projected Dokan Dam on the Little Zab river in Northern Iraq. Although her responsibilities were originally ethnological, she became the guest first of…

    Paperback – 2018-02-20
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • The Foodways of Hawai'i

    Past and Present

    Edited by Hi'ilei Julia Hobart

    Offering diverse perspectives on Hawaiʻi’s food system, this book addresses themes of place and identity across time. From early Western contact to the present day, the way in which people in Hawaiʻi grow, import, and consume their food has shifted in response to the pressures of colonialism,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-13

  • Nature and Ethics Across Geographical, Rhetorical and Human Borders

    Edited by Katharine Dow, Victoria Boydell

    How we dispose of our rubbish, choose the foods we buy, enjoy art, relate to our families, and think about ourselves are just a few of the ways that ideas about nature shape our everyday ethical decisions. Nature and ‘natural facts’ have long been used to make sense of why we act a certain way.…

    Hardback – 2018-02-06

  • Anthropology and Beauty

    From Aesthetics to Creativity

    Edited by Stephanie Bunn

    Organised around the theme of beauty, this innovative collection offers insight into the development of anthropological thinking on art, aesthetics and creativity in recent years. The volume incorporates current work on perception and generative processes, and seeks to move beyond a purely…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25

  • Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory

    Edited by Matei Candea

    This book presents an overview of important currents of thought in social and cultural anthropology, from the 19th century to the present. It introduces readers to the origins, context and continuing relevance of a fascinating and exciting kaleidoscope of ideas that have transformed the humanities…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24

  • Revival: Primitives and the Supernatural (1936)

    By Lucien Lecy-Bruhl

    Dr. Levy-Bruhl presents a dramatic picture of the primitives who live in a world that is capricious, unpredictable, and unstable; under the power of spirits both good and evil, to be worshipped or propitiated by ceremonies, dances, and religious rites. Dr. Levy-Bruhl shows how the mind of the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-10
    Routledge Revivals

  • Revival: Origin and Evolution of the Human Race (1921)

    By Albert Churchwood

    Where and when did man make his first appearance on this earth? The object of this book is to bring before the public such further facts and values regarding the evolution of man. After studies Churchwood made during many years, he is now fully convinced that the hitherto preconceived ideas of…

    Hardback – 2018-01-10
    Routledge Revivals

  • Revival: Studies of Savages and Sex (1929)

    By Alfred Ernest Crawley

    Edited by Theodore Besterman

    The success of my revised edition of Mr Crawley's The Mystic Rose has encouraged me to bring together in the present volume some of his papers previously unpublished in book-form, on subjects akin to those of his great work. Mr Crawley's treatment of these problems of sexual anthropology,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-08
    Routledge Revivals

  • Biological Anthropology and Prehistory

    Exploring Our Human Ancestry, 2nd Edition

    By Patricia C. Rice

    Written specifically for courses that cover biological anthropology and archaeology, this superbly illustrated new text offers the most balanced and up-to-date introduction to our human past. Devoting equal time to biological anthropology and prehistory, this text exposes students to the many…

    Hardback – 2018-01-03