Anthropology: Ethnography & Methodology

  • The Light Inside: Abakuá Society Arts and Cuban Cultural History book cover

    The Light Inside

    Abakuá Society Arts and Cuban Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By David H. Brown

    Originally published in 2003, The Light Inside is a ground-breaking study of an Afro-Cuban secret society, its sacred arts, and their role in modern Cuban cultural history. Enslaved Africans and creoles developed the Abakuá Society, a system of men’s fraternal lodges, in urban Cuba beginnings in…

    Hardback – 2019-10-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Sustainability, Conservation, and Creativity: Ethnographic Learning from Small-scale Practices book cover

    Sustainability, Conservation, and Creativity

    Ethnographic Learning from Small-scale Practices, 1st Edition

    By Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern

    By examining how small communities have dealt with forces of change and have sought to maintain themselves over time, this book offers pointers and lessons for conservation practices at all levels of society. "Sustainability" has become an increasingly popular term as a signal of concerns with…

    Hardback – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability

  • Black Men in Britain: An Ethnographic Portrait of the Post-Windrush Generation book cover

    Black Men in Britain

    An Ethnographic Portrait of the Post-Windrush Generation, 1st Edition

    By Kenny Monrose

    While extensive attention has been paid to black youth, adult black British men are a notable omission in academic literature. This book is the first attempt to understand one of Britain’s hidden populations: the post-Windrush generation, who matured within a post-industrial British society that…

    Hardback – 2019-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • The Logic of Violence: An Ethnography of Dublin's Illegal Drug Trade book cover

    The Logic of Violence

    An Ethnography of Dublin's Illegal Drug Trade, 1st Edition

    By Brendan Marsh

    Violence is widely associated with illegal drug markets, and is one of the features that can differentiate illegal capitalism from legitimate business. This book explores the perceived causes and functions of violence in an illegal drug market in Dublin City, Ireland. Understanding why violence…

    Hardback – 2019-09-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Being Janana: Language and Sexuality in Contemporary India book cover

    Being Janana

    Language and Sexuality in Contemporary India, 1st Edition

    By Ila Nagar

    Being Janana focuses on same-sex desiring male-bodied subjects in Lucknow, India, and explores how they make meaning in the marginalization of their desire through language performativity. Along with their desire for other men, jananas maintain ostensibly heteronormatively and culturally defined…

    Hardback – 2019-09-19
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • Queering Knowledge: Analytics, Devices, and Investments after Marilyn Strathern book cover

    Queering Knowledge

    Analytics, Devices, and Investments after Marilyn Strathern, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Boyce, E.J. Gonzalez-Polledo, Silvia Posocco

    This volume draws on the significance of the work of Marilyn Strathern in respect of its potential to queer anthropological analysis and to foster the reimagining of the object of anthropology. The authors examine the ways in which Strathern’s varied analytics facilitate the construction of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-18
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • Utopian Movements, Enactments and Subjectivities among Youth in the Global South: Ethnographic Perspectives book cover

    Utopian Movements, Enactments and Subjectivities among Youth in the Global South

    Ethnographic Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Oscar Salemink, Susanne Bregnbæk, Dan Vesalainen Hirslund

    Drawing on fine-grained ethnographies from Bissau, Chile, China, Egypt, Ecuador and Nepal, this volume explores how politically, religiously and (sub-)culturally inspired Utopias motivate youth in the Global South to imagine, enact and embody what was missing in the past and present. As a fluid age…

    Hardback – 2019-09-10
    Routledge

  • Mischief, Morality and Mobs: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Pearson book cover

    Mischief, Morality and Mobs

    Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Pearson, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dick Hobbs

    Geoffrey Pearson, who died in 2013, was one of the outstanding social scientists of the post second world war era. His work spanned social work, social theory, social history, criminology and sociology. In particular, his work has had a huge impact upon studies of youth, youth culture and drugs.…

    Paperback – 2019-09-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Entering Religious Minds: The Social Study of Worldviews book cover

    Entering Religious Minds

    The Social Study of Worldviews, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mona Kanwal Sheikh, Mark Juergensmeyer

    Led by Mona Kanwal Sheikh and Mark Juergensmeyer, nine authors journey into the worlds of unusual, sometimes violent religious groups. Together, these original first-person contributions provide an integrated, problem-solving approach to field research in religious extremism, illustrating…

    Paperback – 2019-08-09
    Routledge

  • South Asian Sovereignty: The Conundrum of Worldly Power book cover

    South Asian Sovereignty

    The Conundrum of Worldly Power, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Gilmartin, Pamela Price, Arild Engelsen Ruud

    This book brings ethnographies of everyday power and ritual into dialogue with intellectual studies of theology and political theory. It underscores the importance of academic collaboration between scholars of religion, anthropology, and history in uncovering the structures of thinking and action…

    Paperback – 2019-08-09
    Routledge India
    Exploring the Political in South Asia

  • Routledge Handbook on Consumption book cover

    Routledge Handbook on Consumption

    1st Edition

    Edited by Margit Keller, Bente Halkier, Terhi-Anna Wilska, Monica Truninger

    Consumption research is burgeoning across a wide range of disciplines. The Routledge Handbook on Consumption gathers experts from around the world to provide a nuanced overview of the latest scholarship in this expanding field. At once ambitious and timely, the volume provides an ideal map for…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art book cover

    The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials

    Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art, 1st Edition

    By Panos Kompatsiaris

    Contemporary art biennials are sites of prestige, innovation and experimentation, where the category of art is meant to be in perpetual motion, rearranged and redefined, opening itself to the world and its contradictions. They are sites of a seemingly peaceful cohabitation between the elitist and…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge

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