Anthropology: History & Theory of Anthropology

  • Anthropology and Design book cover

    Anthropology and Design

    By Adam Drazin

    Paperback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Surfaces: Transformations of Body, Materials and Earth book cover

    Surfaces

    Transformations of Body, Materials and Earth

    Edited by Mike Anusas, Cris Simonetti

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • 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

  • 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 – 2018-08-13 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • 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 – 2018-08-02 
    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 – 2018-05-16 
    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

  • Anthropology and Beauty: From Aesthetics to Creativity book cover

    Anthropology and Beauty

    From Aesthetics to Creativity

    Edited by Stephanie Bunn

    Organised around the theme of beauty, this innovative collection offers insight into the development of anthropological thinking on art, aesthetics and creativity in recent years. The volume incorporates current work on perception and generative processes, and seeks to move beyond a purely…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25
    Routledge

  • Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory book cover

    Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory

    Edited by Matei Candea

    This book presents an overview of important currents of thought in social and cultural anthropology, from the 19th century to the present. It introduces readers to the origins, context and continuing relevance of a fascinating and exciting kaleidoscope of ideas that have transformed the humanities…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge

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