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Anthropology Research Now Available In Paperback

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  • Praising His Name In The Dance

    Spirit Possession in the Spiritual Baptist Faith and Orisha Work in Trinidad, West Indies

    By Kenneth Anthony Lum

    The author provides a detailed portrait of the Spiritual Baptist Faith and Orisha Work, two religions that share a common basis in the traditional religion of the Yoruba in West Africa. Specifically, the author studies the phenomenon of spirit possession, an integral aspect of worship in both…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • True Disbelievers

    Elvis Contagion

    Edited by George Plasketes

    The legion of fans who refuse to believe that Elvis Presley died August 16, 1977 has been a major force behind the ever-expanding, elusive, and enduring Elvis myth during the past seventeen years. This network of fervent true believers engages in activities that include a melange of sightings and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-18
    Routledge

  • An Anthropological Economy of Debt

    Edited by Bernard Hours, Pepita Ould Ahmed

    Debt is often thought of as a mere economic variable governed by a simplistic mechanical logic, ignoring its other facets. Whose debt, and debt of what exactly? This volume analyzes debt as a political and social construct, with a multiplicity of purposes and agents. All of these are vectors of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • An Anthropology of Robots and AI

    Annihilation Anxiety and Machines

    By Kathleen Richardson

    This book explores the making of robots in labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It examines the cultural ideas that go into the making of robots, and the role of fiction in co-constructing the technological practices of the robotic scientists. The book engages with debates in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds

    Edited by Holly F. Mathews, Nancy J. Burke, Eirini Kampriani

    Cancer is a transnational condition involving the unprecedented flow of health information, technologies, and people across national borders. Such movement raises questions about the nature of therapeutic citizenship, how and where structurally vulnerable populations obtain care, and the political…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Anthropology in the Making

    Research in Health and Development

    By Laurent Vidal

    In Anthropology in the Making, Laurent Vidal takes the reader into the world of research in the fields of health and development, providing a fresh and provocative perspective on the practice of anthropology. This volume investigates the “science of otherness” across four multi-disciplinary…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Craftwork as Problem Solving

    Ethnographic Studies of Design and Making

    Edited by Trevor H.J. Marchand

    This volume brings together a cross-disciplinary group of anthropologists, researchers of craft, and designer-makers to enumerate and explore the diversity and complexity of problem-solving tactics and strategies employed by craftspeople, together with the key social, cultural, and environmental…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception

  • Diagnostic Controversy

    Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare

    Edited by Carolyn Smith-Morris

    This collection is dedicated to the diagnostic moment and its unrivaled influence on encompassment and exclusion in health care. Diagnosis is seen as both an expression and a vehicle of biomedical hegemony, yet it is also a necessary and speculative tool for the identification of and response to…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Environmentalism, Ethical Trade, and Commodification

    Technologies of Value and the Forest Stewardship Council in Chile

    By Adam Henne

    This book explores the global connections between Chilean landscapes and Northern consumers embodied by the Forest Stewardship Council logo, the green seal of approval for certified sustainably-produced "good wood." How do we decide what makes good forestry? What knowledges and values are expressed…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Ethnographies in Pan Pacific Research

    Tensions and Positionings

    Edited by Robert E. Rinehart, elke emerald, Rangi Matamua

    The book is about exciting ethnographic happenings in the vibrant and growing global interface which includes Australia, New Zealand, and some of the Asian geographical regions, as well as - more broadly - the global South. It explores ethnographic writing as culture(s) (re)produced,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • HIV/AIDS and the Social Consequences of Untamed Biomedicine

    Anthropological Complicities

    By Graham Fordham

    Drawing on the case of HIV/AIDS in Thailand, this book examines how anthropological and other interpretative social science research has been utilized in modeling the AIDS epidemic, and in the design and implementation of interventions. It argues that much social science research has been complicit…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Magical Consciousness

    An Anthropological and Neurobiological Approach

    By Susan Greenwood, Erik D. Goodwyn

    How does a mind think magically? The research documented in this book is one answer that allows the disciplines of anthropology and neurobiology to come together to reveal a largely hidden dynamic of magic. Magic gets to the very heart of some theoretical and methodological difficulties encountered…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • The Meaning of Horses

    Biosocial Encounters

    Edited by Dona Davis, Anita Maurstad

    The Meaning of Horses: Biosocial Encounters examines some of the engagements or entanglements that link the lived experiences of human and non-human animals. The contributors discuss horse-human relationships in multiple contexts, times and places, highlighting variations in the meaning of horses…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Modern Capitalist Culture

    By Leslie A White

    This lost classic by famous anthropological theorist Leslie A. White, published now for the first time, represents twenty-five years of his scholarship on the anthropology of modern capitalism. Drawing out his now classic formulations of social organization, cultural evolution, and the relationship…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Negotiating Territoriality

    Spatial Dialogues Between State and Tradition

    Edited by Allan Charles Dawson, Laura Zanotti, Ismael Vaccaro

    This edited collection disrupts dominant narratives about space, states, and borders, bringing comparative ethnographic and geographic scholarship in conversation with one another to illuminate the varied ways in which space becomes socialized via political, economic, and cognitive appropriation.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Reflections on Imagination

    Human Capacity and Ethnographic Method

    Edited by Mark Harris, Nigel Rapport

    In this innovative volume, anthropologists turn their attention to a topic that has rarely figured as a focus of concerted investigation and yet which can be described as an intrinsic aspect of all human knowing and part of all processes by which human beings process information about themselves,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception

  • Student Mobility and Narrative in Europe

    The New Strangers

    By Elizabeth Murphy-Lejeune

    Bringing together case studies and theory, this book is the first in-depth qualitative study of student migration within Europe. Drawing on the theory of 'the stranger' as a sociological type, the author suggests that the travelling European students can be seen as a new migratory elite. The book…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • The Anthropology of Postindustrialism

    Ethnographies of Disconnection

    Edited by Ismael Vaccaro, Krista Harper, Seth Murray

    This volume explores how mechanisms of postindustrial capitalism affect places and people in peripheral regions and de-industrializing cities. While studies of globalization tend to emphasize localities newly connected to global systems, this collection, in contrast, analyzes the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • The Politics of Shopping

    What Consumers Learn about Identity, Globalization, and Social Change

    By Kaela Jubas

    This revised version of Kaela Jubas’ award winning dissertation focuses on contemporary shopping practices, analyzing the ways concerned shoppers think about globalization, consumption, and their personal effect on the status quo. By using numerous examples from modern advertising, interviews with…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Series

  • Ethnicity and the Military in Asia

    Edited by DeWitt C. Ellinwood

    This volume examines ethnicity in relation to one major facet of Asian life�the military. Ethnicity, now being studied on a variety of scholarly and geographical fronts, is a fruitful topic for consideration in the study of the relationships between the Asian armed forces and their governments and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15
    Routledge

  • Man and Nature in God

    By Lloyd E. Sandelands

    Contemporary American life is tinged with dissatisfaction. Increased wealth and comfort and technological advances have not made individuals happier or society more companionable. Today Americans marry later or not at all, and they fail at marriage as often as they succeed. Man and Nature in God is…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15
    Routledge

  • Moving Through and Passing On

    Fulani Mobility, Survival and Identity in Ghana

    By Yaa P.A. Oppong

    The Fulani are one of West Africa's most populous and geographically dispersed ethnic groups. Commonly thought of as a pastoral people, primarily engaged in cattle herding, Fulani peoples are in reality highly differentiated in livelihood and patterns of mobility. Despite having a long history of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15
    Routledge

  • Resistance to Modernization in Africa

    Journey Among Peasants and Nomads

    Edited by Giordano Sivini

    Giordano Sivini has been an international aid consultant for over twenty-five years. Here he channels a 1960s and 1970s idealistic political commitment into fieldwork and the sphere of development from the 1980s to the present. Sivini writes with both passion and cynicism about his experiences with…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Social Anthropology

    Robert Redfield

    By Kevin Jack Riley, Clifford Wilcox

    Robert Redfield is remembered today primarily as an anthropologist, but during his lifetime Redfield's cross-disciplinary activity reflected a strong interest in infusing anthropological practice with sociological theory. Like a handful of other anthropologists, including A.R. Radcliffe-Brown and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge