Anthropology: History & Theory of Anthropology

  • Purity and Danger Now: New Perspectives book cover

    Purity and Danger Now

    New Perspectives, 1st Edition

    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

  • Anthropology and Alterity: Responding to the Other book cover

    Anthropology and Alterity

    Responding to the Other, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bernhard Leistle

    Alterity or otherness is a central notion in cultural anthropology and philosophy, as well as in other disciplines. While anthropology, with its aim of understanding cultural difference, tends to take otherness as a fact, there have been vigorous attempts in contemporary philosophy, particularly in…

    Hardback – 2016-12-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Freedom in Practice: Governance, Autonomy and Liberty in the Everyday book cover

    Freedom in Practice

    Governance, Autonomy and Liberty in the Everyday, 1st Edition

    Edited by Moises Lino e Silva, Huon Wardle

    ‘Freedom’ is one of the most fiercely contested words in contemporary global experience. This book provides an up-to-date overview from an anthropological perspective of the diverse ways in which freedom is understood and practised in everyday life, including the emergent relationships between…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Groundwork for the Practice of the Good Life: Politics and Ethics at the Intersection of North Atlantic and African Philosophy book cover

    Groundwork for the Practice of the Good Life

    Politics and Ethics at the Intersection of North Atlantic and African Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Omedi Ochieng

    What makes for good societies and good lives in a global world? In this landmark work of political and ethical philosophy, Omedi Ochieng offers a radical reassessment of a millennia-old question. He does so by offering a stringent critique of both North Atlantic and African philosophical traditions…

    Hardback – 2016-10-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • After the Crisis: Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism and the Aftermath book cover

    After the Crisis

    Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism and the Aftermath, 1st Edition

    Edited by James G. Carrier

    After the Crisis: Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism and the Aftermath offers a thought-provoking examination of the state of contemporary anthropology, identifying key issues that have confronted the discipline in recent years and linking them to neoliberalism, and suggesting how we might do…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events: Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup book cover

    Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup, 1st Edition

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Herbert Spencer and the Invention of Modern Life book cover

    Herbert Spencer and the Invention of Modern Life

    1st Edition

    By Mark Francis

    The English philosopher Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903) was a colossus of the Victorian age. His works ranked alongside those of Darwin and Marx in the development of disciplines as wide ranging as sociology, anthropology, political theory, philosophy and psychology. In this acclaimed study of…

    Paperback – 2014-09-25
    Routledge

  • Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology book cover

    Lawyers and Savages

    Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology, 1st Edition

    By Kaius Tuori

    Legal primitivism was a complex phenomenon that combined the study of early European legal traditions with studies of the legal customs of indigenous peoples. Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology explores the rise and fall of legal…

    Hardback – 2014-09-18
    Routledge

  • Animism and the Question of Life book cover

    Animism and the Question of Life

    1st Edition

    By Istvan Praet

    The central purpose of this book is to help change the terms of the debate on animism, a classic theme in anthropology. It combines some of the finest ethnographic material currently available (including firsthand research on the Chachi of Ecuador) with an unusually broad geographic scope (the…

    Hardback – 2013-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Environmental Anthropology: Future Directions book cover

    Environmental Anthropology

    Future Directions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Kopnina, Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

    This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - not just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the…

    Hardback – 2013-06-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Anthropologists, Indigenous Scholars and the Research Endeavour: Seeking Bridges Towards Mutual Respect book cover

    Anthropologists, Indigenous Scholars and the Research Endeavour

    Seeking Bridges Towards Mutual Respect, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joy Hendry, Laara Fitznor

    This collection offers the fruits of a stimulating workshop that sought to bridge the fraught relationship which sometimes continues between anthropologists and indigenous/native/aboriginal scholars, despite areas of overlapping interest. Participants from around the world share…

    Hardback – 2012-04-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • The Quest for Jewish Assimilation in Modern Social Science book cover

    The Quest for Jewish Assimilation in Modern Social Science

    1st Edition

    By Amos Morris-Reich

    The transformation of the human sciences into the social sciences in the third part of the 19th century was closely related to attempts to develop and implement methods for dealing with social tensions and the rationalization of society. This book studies the connections between academic…

    Paperback – 2012-03-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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