Anthropology: History & Theory of Anthropology

  • Walking into the Void: A Historical Sociology and Political Anthropology of Walking book cover

    Walking into the Void

    A Historical Sociology and Political Anthropology of Walking

    By Arpad Szakolczai, Agnes Horvath

    The book starts by discussing the significance of walking for the experience of being human, including a comparative study of the language and cultures of walking. It then reviews in detail, relying on archaeology, two turning points of human history: the emergence of cave art sanctuaries and a new…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Impossible Refuge: The Control and Constraint of Refugee Futures book cover

    Impossible Refuge

    The Control and Constraint of Refugee Futures

    By Georgina Ramsay

    Impossible Refuge brings the perspectives of refugees into rapidly emerging dialogues about contemporary situations of mass forced migration, asking: what does it mean to be displaced? Based on multi-sited ethnographic research conducted with refugees from Central Africa living in situations of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-17 
    Routledge
    On Edge: Ethnographies and Theories of Threshold Phenomena

  • Sentient Conceptualizations: Feeling and Thinking in the Scientific Understanding of Time book cover

    Sentient Conceptualizations

    Feeling and Thinking in the Scientific Understanding of Time

    By Cristian Simonetti

    Sentient Conceptualisations considers how scientists studying the past have understood time in relation to space, focusing on the relationship between feeling and thinking. It represents an anthropological attempt to comprehend how archaeologists and those working in related disciplines develop…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-08-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Classic Texts in Anthropology

  • Digitisation: Theories and Concepts for Empirical Cultural Research book cover

    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

  • Darwinism, Democracy, and Race: American Anthropology and Evolutionary Biology in the Twentieth Century book cover

    Darwinism, Democracy, and Race

    American Anthropology and Evolutionary Biology in the Twentieth Century

    By John P Jackson, David J. Depew

    Darwinism, Democracy, and Race examines the development and defence of an argument that arose at the boundary between anthropology and evolutionary biology in twentieth-century America. In its fully articulated form, this argument simultaneously discredited scientific racism and defended free human…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Biology

  • Archaeology in the Making: Conversations through a Discipline book cover

    Archaeology in the Making

    Conversations through a Discipline

    Edited by William L Rathje, Michael Shanks, Christopher Witmore

    Archaeology in the Making is a collection of bold statements about archaeology, its history, how it works, and why it is more important than ever. This book comprises conversations about archaeology among some of its notable contemporary figures. They delve deeply into the questions that have come…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • The Evolution of Charles Darwin book cover

    The Evolution of Charles Darwin

    By George A. Dorsey

    Charles Darwin is well-known throughout the world for his revolutionary work from 1859; The Origin of Species, the foundational study of evolution which greatly challenged the near-universal belief in the Christian world, at that time, of creationism. Originally published in 1928, Dorsey attempts…

    Paperback – 2017-05-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Power, Legitimacy and the Public Sphere: The Iranian Ta’ziyeh Theatre Ritual book cover

    Power, Legitimacy and the Public Sphere

    The Iranian Ta’ziyeh Theatre Ritual

    By Amin Sharifi Isaloo

    A ground-breaking study of political transformations in non-Western societies, this book applies anthropological, sociological and political concepts to the recent history of Iran to explore the role played by a ritual theatrical performance (Ta’ziyeh) and its symbols on the construction of public…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Truth, Intentionality and Evidence: Anthropological Approaches to Crime book cover

    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

  • The Reinvention of Primitive Society: Transformations of a Myth book cover

    The Reinvention of Primitive Society

    Transformations of a Myth

    By Adam Kuper

    Adam Kuper’s iconoclastic intellectual history argues that the idea of “primitive society” is a western myth. The “primitive” is imagined as the opposite of the “civilised”. But this is a protean myth. As ideas about civilisation change, so the image of primitive society must be adjusted. By way…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Classic Texts in Anthropology

  • Purity and Danger Now: New Perspectives book cover

    Purity and Danger Now

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Robbie Duschinsky, Simone Schnall, Daniel H Weiss

    Mary Douglas’s seminal work Purity and Danger (Routledge, 1966) continues to be indispensable reading for both students and scholars today. Marking the 50th anniversary of Douglas’s classic, the present volume sheds fresh light upon themes raised by Douglas by drawing on recent developments in the…

    Hardback – 2017-01-12
    Routledge

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