Anthropology: History & Theory of Anthropology

  • The Secret Lives of Anthropologists: Lessons from the Field book cover

    The Secret Lives of Anthropologists

    Lessons from the Field, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bonnie L. Hewlett

    This book addresses the difficult conditions researchers may face in the field and provides lessons in how to navigate the various social, political, economic, health and environmental challenges involved in fieldwork. It also sheds important light on aspects often considered ‘secret’ or taboo. A…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01 
    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:…

    Paperback – 2019-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Interpreting Diversity: Europe and the Malay World book cover

    Interpreting Diversity: Europe and the Malay World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christina Skott

    This volume departs from conventional historiography concerned with colonialism in the Malay world, by turning to the use of knowledge generated by European presence in the region. The aim here is to map the ways in which European observers and scholars interpreted the ethnic, linguistic and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-17
    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…

    Paperback – 2019-06-17
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Biology

  • World Watching: Streetcorners and Newsbeats on a Journey through Anthropology book cover

    World Watching

    Streetcorners and Newsbeats on a Journey through Anthropology, 1st Edition

    By Ulf Hannerz

    This book reflects on the author’s distinguished scholarly career over half a century, linking personal biography to changes in the discipline of anthropology. Ulf Hannerz presents a number of important essays and a brand new chapter that allow readers to track developments in his own…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Sensing the Everyday: Dialogues from Austerity Greece book cover

    Sensing the Everyday

    Dialogues from Austerity Greece, 1st Edition

    By C. Nadia Seremetakis

    Sensing the Everyday is a multi-sited ethnographic inquiry based on fieldwork experiences and sharp everyday observations in the era of crisis. Blending sophisticated theoretical analyses with original ethnographic data, C. Nadia Seremetakis journeys from Greece to Vienna, Edinburgh, Albania,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-26
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia: Between the Mekong and the Indus book cover

    Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia

    Between the Mekong and the Indus, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lipokmar Dzüvichü, Manjeet Baruah

    Focusing on the geographies between the Mekong and the Indus, this book brings objects to the centre of enquiry in the understanding of modern Asian frontiers. It explores how a range of objects have historically been significant bearers and agents of frontier making. For instance, how are objects…

    Paperback – 2019-03-20
    Routledge India

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-31
    Routledge
    On Edge: Ethnographies and Theories of Threshold Phenomena

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • On Symbolism and Symbolisation: The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss book cover

    On Symbolism and Symbolisation

    The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss, 1st Edition

    By Éric Smadja

    In On Symbolism and Symbolisation: The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss, Éric Smadja returns to the end of the 19th century and explores how the concepts of symbolism and symbolisation have been discussed among theorists, and how this discussion has developed and revolutionised the human…

    Paperback – 2018-09-21
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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