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Anthropology Textbooks New and Key Titles 2018

History and Theory

  • Engaging Anthropological Theory

    A Social and Political History, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Moberg

    This updated second edition of Mark Moberg's lively book offers a fresh look at the history of anthropological theory. Covering key concepts and theorists, Engaging Anthropological Theory examines the historical context of anthropological ideas and the contested nature of anthropology itself.…

    Paperback – 2018-09-07
    Routledge

  • Psychological Anthropology for the 21st Century

    1st Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to psychological anthropology, covering both the early history and contemporary state of the field. Eller discusses the major themes, theories, figures and publications, and provides a detailed survey of the essential and enduring relationship between…

    Paperback – 2018-09-06
    Routledge

  • Social Science and Historical Perspectives

    Society, Science, and Ways of Knowing, 1st Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    This accessible book introduces the story of ‘social science’, with coverage of history, politics, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and geography. Key questions include: How and why did the social sciences originate and differentiate? How are they related to older traditions…

    Paperback – 2016-09-13
    Routledge

  • Cultural Intimacy

    Social Poetics and the Real Life of States, Societies, and Institutions, 3rd Edition

    By Michael Herzfeld

    In the third edition of this important and influential book, Michael Herzfeld revisits the idea of ‘cultural intimacy’. The chapters examine a range of topics touching on the relationship between state and citizen, and the notion of ‘national character’. Herzfeld provides a developed theoretical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Classic Texts in Anthropology

  • Applied Anthropology

    Unexpected Spaces, Topics and Methods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sheena Nahm, Cortney Hughes Rinker

    This collection brings together recent innovative work in applied and practicing anthropology. Organised around the theme of unexpectedness, it examines some of the novel spaces, topics, and methods that anthropologists are involved with. The volume emphasises non-traditional settings and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-02
    Routledge

  • An Archaeology of the Immaterial

    1st Edition

    By Victor Buchli

    An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies: the active rejection of the material world. Buchli argues that this is evident in a number of cultural projects, including anti-consumerism and asceticism, as well as other…

    Paperback – 2015-09-11
    Routledge

  • Anthropology and Anthropologists

    The British School in the Twentieth Century, 4th Edition

    By Adam Kuper

    Anthropology and Anthropologists provides an entertaining and provocative account of British social anthropology from the foundations of the discipline, through the glory years of the mid-twentieth century and on to the transformation in recent decades. The book shocked the anthropological…

    Paperback – 2014-09-24
    Routledge

  • Moral Anthropology

    A Critical Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Didier Fassin, Samuel Lézé

    This Reader is the first anthology to cover the growing field of moral anthropology and will be an essential resource for students and scholars interested in exploring the important issues involved. Morality and ethics are increasingly invoked in the most diverse domains, from politics to economics…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
    Routledge

  • My Father's Wars

    Migration, Memory, and the Violence of a Century, 1st Edition

    By Alisse Waterston

    * Winner: International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Outstanding Book Award 2016 * My Father’s Wars is an anthropologist's vivid account of her father's journey across continents, countries, cultures, generations, and wars. It is a daughter's moving portrait of a charming, funny,…

    Paperback – 2013-08-05
    Routledge
    Innovative Ethnographies

  • Engaging Anthropological Theory

    A Social and Political History, 1st Edition

    By Mark Moberg

    This lively book offers a fresh look at the history of anthropological theory. Covering key concepts and theorists, Mark Moberg examines the historical context of anthropological ideas and the contested nature of anthropology itself. Anthropological ideas regarding human diversity have always been…

    Paperback – 2012-08-07
    Routledge

  • Fifty Key Anthropologists

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert J. Gordon, Harriet Lyons, Andrew Lyons

    Fifty Key Anthropologists surveys the life and work of some of the most influential figures in anthropology. The entries, written by an international range of expert contributors, represent the diversity of thought within the subject, incorporating both classic theorists and more recent…

    Paperback – 2010-11-12
    Routledge
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