Anthropology: History & Theory of Anthropology

  • How to Read Ethnography book cover

    How to Read Ethnography

    2nd Edition

    By Paloma Gay y Blasco, Huon Wardle

    How to Read Ethnography is an essential guide to approaching anthropological texts. It helps students to cultivate the skills they need to critically examine and understand how ethnographies are built up, as well as to think anthropologically and develop an anthropological imagination of their own.…

    Paperback – 2019-05-13

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

    Engaging Anthropological Theory

    A Social and Political History, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Moberg

    This updated 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 – 2018-09-07

  • Psychological Anthropology for the 21st Century book cover

    Psychological Anthropology for the 21st Century

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-09-06

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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

  • Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory book cover

    Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory

    1st Edition

    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

  • Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives book cover

    Cultural Anthropology

    Global Forces, Local Lives, 3rd Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives presents all the key areas of cultural anthropology as well as providing original and nuanced coverage of current and cutting-edge topics. An exceptionally clear and readable introduction, it helps students understand the application of…

    Paperback – 2016-03-08

  • Anthropology and Anthropologists: The British School in the Twentieth Century book cover

    Anthropology and Anthropologists

    The British School in the Twentieth Century, 4th Edition

    By Adam Kuper

    Anthropology and Anthropologists provides an entertaining and provocative account of British social anthropology from the foundations of the discipline, through the glory years of the mid-twentieth century and on to the transformation in recent decades. The book shocked the anthropological…

    Paperback – 2014-09-24

  • Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts book cover

    Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts

    3rd Edition

    By Nigel Rapport

    Social and Cultural Anthropology: the Key Concepts is an easy to use A-Z guide to the central concepts that students are likely to encounter in this field. Now fully updated, this third edition includes entries on: Material Culture Environment Human Rights Hybridity Alterity Cosmopolitanism…

    Paperback – 2014-07-15
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction book cover

    Philosophy of Social Science

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Mark Risjord

    The Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction examines the perennial questions of philosophy by engaging with the empirical study of society. The book offers a comprehensive overview of debates in the field, with special attention to questions arising from new research programs in…

    Paperback – 2014-05-27
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Moral Anthropology: A Critical Reader book cover

    Moral Anthropology

    A Critical Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Didier Fassin, Samuel Lézé

    This Reader is the first anthology to cover the growing field of moral anthropology and will be an essential resource for students and scholars interested in exploring the important issues involved. Morality and ethics are increasingly invoked in the most diverse domains, from politics to economics…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11

  • Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences: The state of the art book cover

    Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences

    The state of the art, 1st Edition

    By David Byrne, Gillian Callaghan

    For the past two decades, ‘complexity’ has informed a range of work across the social sciences. There are diverse schools of complexity thinking, and authors have used these ideas in a multiplicity of ways, from health inequalities to the organization of large scale firms. Some understand…

    Paperback – 2013-08-09

  • Fifty Key Anthropologists book cover

    Fifty Key Anthropologists

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert J. Gordon, Harriet Lyons, Andrew Lyons

    Fifty Key Anthropologists surveys the life and work of some of the most influential figures in anthropology. The entries, written by an international range of expert contributors, represent the diversity of thought within the subject, incorporating both classic theorists and more recent…

    Paperback – 2010-11-12
    Routledge Key Guides

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