Anthropology: History & Theory of Anthropology

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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

  • Anthropology and Beauty: From Aesthetics to Creativity book cover

    Anthropology and Beauty

    From Aesthetics to Creativity, 1st Edition

    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

  • Social Generativity: A Relational Paradigm for Social Change book cover

    Social Generativity

    A Relational Paradigm for Social Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mauro Magatti

    The 2008 economic crisis called into question the sustainability of the individualistic consumer society. However, for better or for worse, this long-term crisis represents an opportunity for the creation of a new model of growth to reform capitalism, structurally as well as culturally. As a…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Home: The Foundations of Belonging book cover

    Home: The Foundations of Belonging

    1st Edition

    By Paul O'Connor

    Questions of home and belonging have never been more topical. Populist politicians in both Europe and America play on anxieties over globalisation by promising to reconstitute the national home, through cutting immigration and ‘taking back control’. Increasing numbers of young people are unable to…

    Hardback – 2017-11-22
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

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

    Impossible Refuge

    The Control and Constraint of Refugee Futures, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-10-19
    Routledge
    On Edge: Ethnographies and Theories of Threshold Phenomena

  • Divine Mania: Alteration of Consciousness in Ancient Greece book cover

    Divine Mania

    Alteration of Consciousness in Ancient Greece, 1st Edition

    By Yulia Ustinova

    ‘Our greatest blessings come to us by way of mania, provided it is given us by divine gift,’ – says Socrates in Plato’s Phaedrus. Certain forms of alteration of consciousness, considered to be inspired by supernatural forces, were actively sought in ancient Greece. Divine mania comprises a…

    Hardback – 2017-10-19
    Routledge

  • The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art: Materials, Power and Manipulation book cover

    The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art

    Materials, Power and Manipulation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Grażyna Jurkowlaniec, Ika Matyjaszkiewicz, Zuzanna Sarnecka

    This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things:…

    Hardback – 2017-10-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Sentient Conceptualisations: Feeling for Time in the Sciences of the Past book cover

    Sentient Conceptualisations

    Feeling for Time in the Sciences of the Past, 1st Edition

    By Cristian Simonetti

    Sentient Conceptualisations is about how scientists studying the past understand time in relation to space. Simonetti argues that the feelings for depths and surfaces, arising from the bodily movements and gestures of scientific practice, strongly influence conceptualisations of space and time.…

    Hardback – 2017-08-24
    Routledge

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

    Digitisation

    Theories and Concepts for Empirical Cultural Research, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

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