Anthropology: History & Theory of Anthropology

  • The Routledge Companion to Media and Risk book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Media and Risk

    Edited by Bishnupriya Ghosh, Bhaskar Sarkar

    Who are the targets of the risk media? Who are most in danger? Who produces the conditions for risk emergence? Who manages risk? Who lives with it? These vectors—the when, where, how, and who—of risk media define the concerns of this volume, which aims to define, historicize, and critically…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Anthropology and Design book cover

    Anthropology and Design

    By Adam Drazin

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge

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

    Queering Knowledge

    Analytics, Devices and Investments after Marilyn Strathern

    Edited by Paul Boyce, EJ Gonzalez-Polledo, Silvia Posocco

    Marilyn Strathern’s ethnographic contributions to studies of personhood, kinship, gender relations and reproduction have achieved wide recognition in the field of anthropology. Her analytic devices, including her model of merographic connection, have had profound effects on anthropologists’…

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • On Symbolism and Symbolisation: The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss book cover

    On Symbolism and Symbolisation

    The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss

    By Éric Smadja

    In On Symbolism and Symbolisation: The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss, Éric Smadja returns to the end of the nineteenth century and explores how the concepts of symbolism and symbolisation have been discussed among theorists, and how this discussion has developed and revolutionised the human…

    Paperback – 2018-09-26 
    Routledge

  • Engaging Anthropological Theory: A Social and Political History book cover

    Engaging Anthropological Theory

    A Social and Political History, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Moberg

    This fully revised 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 – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Difference and Ethnography in Roy Wagner: The Names of Others book cover

    Difference and Ethnography in Roy Wagner

    The Names of Others

    By Iracema H. Dulley

    Roy Wagner’s work deals with a fundamental issue in anthropology: how to describe difference and where to place it in anthropological discourse. His discussion and displacement of anthropological concepts such as ‘group’ and ‘culture’ in the 1970s and 1980s has arguably encouraged a deconstructive…

    Hardback – 2018-08-30 
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • Psychological Anthropology for the 21st Century book cover

    Psychological Anthropology for the 21st Century

    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 – 2018-08-20 
    Routledge

  • The Spectacle of Critique: From Philosophy to Cacophony book cover

    The Spectacle of Critique

    From Philosophy to Cacophony

    By Tom Boland

    Far from being the preserve of a few elite thinkers, critique increasingly dominates public life in modernity, leading to a cacophony of accusation and denunciation around all political issues. The technique of unmasking ‘power’ or ‘hegemony’ or ‘ideology’ has now been adopted across the political…

    Hardback – 2018-08-09 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Mimesis and Alterity: A Particular History of the Senses book cover

    Mimesis and Alterity

    A Particular History of the Senses

    By Michael Taussig

    In this ambitious and accomplished work, Taussig explores the complex and interwoven concepts of mimesis, the practice of imitation, and alterity, the opposition of Self and Other. The book moves from the nineteenth-century invention of mimetically capacious machines, such as the camera, to the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Classic Texts in Anthropology

  • The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930 book cover

    The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930

    By Cesare Silla

    This book offers a genealogical account of the rise of consumer capitalism, tracing its origins in America between 1880 and 1930 and explaining how it emerged to become the dominant form of social organization of our time. Asking how it was that we came to be consumers who live in societies that…

    Hardback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Politics with a Human Face: Identity and Experience in Post-Soviet Europe book cover

    Politics with a Human Face

    Identity and Experience in Post-Soviet Europe

    By Arvydas Grišinas

    Politics with a Human Face presents a holistic understanding of identity formation in post-Soviet Europe, arguing that since politics is fundamentally a human affair. In order to adequately understand it, one needs to understand its human side first. Drawing on the thought of Dilthey, Ricoeur and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-29
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Social Change Theories in Motion: Explaining the Past, Understanding the Present, Envisioning the Future book cover

    Social Change Theories in Motion

    Explaining the Past, Understanding the Present, Envisioning the Future

    By Thomas C. Patterson

    This book assesses how theorists explained processes of change set in motion by the rise of capitalism. It situates them in the milieu in which they wrote. They were never neutral observers standing outside the conditions they were trying to explain. Their arguments were responses to those…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01
    Routledge

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