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2017 Anthropology Titles for Review

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  • Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound

    Edited by Christine Guillebaud

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-05-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • On Knowing Humanity

    Insights from Theology for Anthropology

    Edited by Eloise Meneses, David Bronkema

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-05-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Stone Age Economics

    By Marshall Sahlins

    Since its first publication over forty years ago Marshall Sahlins's Stone Age Economics has established itself as a classic of modern anthropology and arguably one of the founding works of anthropological economics. Ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Classics

  • Truth, Intentionality and Evidence

    Anthropological Approaches to Crime

    Edited by Yazid Ben Hounet, Deborah Puccio-Den

    This book provides an anthropological exploration of the ways in which crime is perceived and defined, focusing on notions of truth, intentionality, and evidence. The chapters contain rich ethnographic case studies drawn from work in the Middle East, Africa, India, Mexico and Europe. A variety of…

    Hardback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identities

    Dancing on Empire's Stage

    By Sitara Thobani

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • The Trouble with Human Nature

    Health, Conflict, and Difference in Biocultural Perspective

    By Elizabeth D. Whitaker

    The Trouble with Human Nature brings together biological and cross-cultural evidence to critically examine common preconceptions and challenge popular assumptions about human nature. It sets out to counter genetic and evolutionary myths about human variation and behavior, drawing on both biological…

    Paperback – 2017-03-09
    Routledge

  • Thinking Through Resistance

    A study of public oppositions to contemporary global health practice

    Edited by Nicola Bulled

    Acts of public defiance towards biomedical public health policies have occurred throughout modern history, from resistance to early smallpox vaccines in 19th-century Britain and America to more recent intransigence to efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in Central and West Africa. Thinking…

    Paperback – 2017-03-03
    Routledge
    Advances in Critical Medical Anthropology

  • The Reinvention of Primitive Society

    Transformations of a Myth

    By Adam Kuper

    Adam Kuper’s iconoclastic intellectual history argues that the idea of “primitive society” is a western myth. The “primitive” is imagined as the opposite of the “civilised”. But this is a protean myth. As ideas about civilisation change, so the image of primitive society must be adjusted. By way…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Classic Texts in Anthropology

  • Health Policy in a Time of Crisis

    Abortion, Austerity, and Access

    By Bayla Ostrach

    Health Policy in a Time of Crisis is a vivid ethnographic account of women and providers navigating the Catalan health system to obtain and provide publicly funded abortion care. Grounded in critical medical anthropology, the book situates access to publicly funded abortion care in the context of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-24
    Routledge
    Advances in Critical Medical Anthropology

  • Purity and Danger Now

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Robbie Duschinsky, Simone Schnall, Daniel H Weiss

    Mary Douglas’s seminal work Purity and Danger (Routledge, 1966) continues to be indispensable reading for both students and scholars today. Marking the 50th anniversary of Douglas’s classic, the present volume sheds fresh light upon themes raised by Douglas by drawing on recent developments in the…

    Hardback – 2017-01-12
    Routledge

  • Health and Other Unassailable Values

    Reconfigurations of Health, Evidence and Ethics

    By Kirsten Bell

    Health and Other Unassailable Values sets out to examine health as a core cultural value. Taking ‘health’, ‘evidence’ and ‘ethics’ as her primary themes, Bell explores the edifice that underpins contemporary conceptions of health and the transformations in how we understand it, assess it and enact…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology

    Edited by Lenore Manderson, Elizabeth Cartwright, Anita Hardon

    The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology provides a contemporary overview of the key themes in medical anthropology. In this exciting departure from conventional handbooks, compendia and encyclopedias, the three editors have written the core chapters of the volume, and in so doing, invite the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge