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2017 Anthropology Titles for Review

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  • Sentient Conceptualisations

    Feeling for Time in the Sciences of the Past

    By Cristian Simonetti

    Sentient Conceptualisations is about how scientists studying the past understand time in relation to space. Simonetti argues that the feelings for depths and surfaces, arising from the bodily movements and gestures of scientific practice, strongly influence conceptualisations of space and time.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge

  • Practicing Oral History to Improve Public Policies and Programs

    By Marella Hoffman

    The use of contemporary oral history to improve public policies and programs is a growing, transdisciplinary practice. Indispensable for students and practitioners, Practicing Oral History to Improve Public Policies and Programs is the first book to define the practice, explain how policy-makers…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Practicing Oral History

  • Anthropology and/as Education

    By Tim Ingold

    There is more to education than teaching and learning, and more to anthropology than making studies of other people’s lives. Here Tim Ingold argues that both anthropology and education are ways of studying, and of leading life, with others. In this provocative book, he goes beyond an exploration of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06
    Routledge

  • Born to Choose

    Evolution, Self, and Well-Being

    By John H Falk

    Born to Choose is John H. Falk’s compelling account of why and how we make the endless set of choices we do, every second of every day of our lives. Synthesizing research from across the biological and social sciences, Falk argues that human choice-making is an evolutionarily ancient and complex…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05
    Routledge

  • Environmental Site Plans and Development Review

    By Robert Sanford

    The most effective way to participate in land stewardship and environmental management is to get involved in the review of proposed developments. In smaller communities, this review is primarily done by a planning board or commission made up of volunteer members, guided by professionals in certain…

    Paperback – 2017-08-30
    Routledge

  • The Judgment of Culture

    Cultural Assumptions in American Law

    By Lawrence Rosen

    Legal systems do not operate in isolation but in complex cultural contexts. This original and thought-provoking volume considers how cultural assumptions are built into American legal decision-making, drawing on a series of case studies to demonstrate the range of ways courts express their…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23
    Routledge

  • Counterfeit Itineraries in the Global South

    The human consequences of piracy in China and Brazil

    By Rosana Pinheiro-Machado

    At the end of the 1970s, Chinese merchandise moved to Brazil via Paraguay, forming an on-the-margins-of-the-law trade chain involving the production, distribution, and consumption of cheap goods. Economic changes in the twenty-first century, including the enforcement of intellectual property rights…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Distortion

    Social Processes Beyond the Structured and Systemic

    Edited by Nigel Rapport

    Distortion occurs between the intentions of actions and their outcomes. It can also occur between thoughts and actions; between words and how they are interpreted; between a statement of law and its enactment; between a vision and its artistic representation; and between a cultural tradition or…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Culture as a System

    How We Know the Meaning and Significance of What We Do and Say

    By David B. Kronenfeld

    A particular culture is associated with a particular community, and thus has a social dimension. But how does culture operate and how is it to be defined? Is it to be taken as the behavioral repertoire of members of that community, as the products of their behavior, or as the shared mental content…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Religions in Practice

    An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion, 7th Edition

    By John R. Bowen

    Religions in Practice provides a comprehensive and primarily theme-based overview for students of the anthropology of religion. Whilst covering traditional topics such as magic, witchcraft, and spiritual healing, the book addresses key contemporary subjects including migration, transnationalism,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge

  • Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    A Practical Guide to Grant and Fellowship Proposals

    By Barbara L. E. Walker, Holly E. Unruh

    Grants and fellowships are increasingly essential to an academic career, and competition over federal and foundation funding is fiercer than ever. Yet there has hitherto been little training available for this genre of writing. Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences demystifies…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • Culture and the Individual

    Theory and Method of Cultural Consonance

    By William W Dressler

    This book engages with the issue of how culture is incorporated into individuals' lives, a question that has long plagued the social sciences. Starting with a critical overview of the treatment of culture and the individual in anthropology, the author makes the case for adopting a…

    Paperback – 2017-07-20
    Routledge
    Key Questions in Anthropology

  • Engaging Native American Publics

    Linguistic Anthropology in a Collaborative Key

    Edited by Paul V. Kroskrity, Barbra A. Meek

    Engaging Native American Publics considers the increasing influence of Indigenous groups as key audiences, collaborators, and authors with regards to their own linguistic documentation and representation. The chapters critically examine a variety of North American case studies to reflect on the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26
    Routledge

  • Digitisation

    Theories and Concepts for Empirical Cultural Research

    Edited by Gertraud Koch

    In recent years, digital technologies have become pervasive in academic and everyday life. This comprehensive volume covers a wide range of concepts for studying the new cultural dynamics that are evident as a result of digitisation. It considers how the cultural changes triggered by digitisation…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
    Routledge

  • Everyday Faith in Sufi Senegal

    By Laura L. Cochrane

    Everyday Faith in Sufi Senegal explores the historical, religious, cultural and economic contexts of Islam in Senegal through the narrative first-hand accounts of people’s everyday lives. Drawing on rich ethnographic fieldwork conducted by the author over a period of seven years, the result is a…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Health on Delivery

    The Rollout of Antiretroviral Therapy in Malawi

    By Anat Rosenthal

    In 2004 Malawi began to offer antiretroviral therapy to anyone who needed it. This undertaking would have been ambitious for any nation, but it was unprecedented coming from one of the poorest countries in the world.Health on Delivery examines this introduction of state-provided antiretroviral…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15
    Routledge
    Anthropology and Global Public Health

  • ExtrACTION

    Impacts, Engagements, and Alternative Futures

    Edited by Kirk Jalbert, Anna Willow, David Casagrande, Stephanie Paladino

    This timely volume examines resistance to natural resource extraction from a critical ethnographic perspective. Using a range of case studies from North, Central and South America, Australia, and Central Asia, the contributors explore how and why resistance movements seek to change extraction…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge

  • 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