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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Bad Christians, New Spains: Muslims, Catholics, and Native Americans in a Mediterratlantic World book cover

    Bad Christians, New Spains

    Muslims, Catholics, and Native Americans in a Mediterratlantic World, 1st Edition

    By Byron Ellsworth Hamann

    This book centers on two inquisitorial investigations, both of which began in the 1540s. One involved the relations of Europeans and Native Americans in an Oaxacan town (in New Spain, today’s Mexico). The other involved relations of Moriscos (recent Muslim converts to Catholicism) and Old…

    Hardback – 2019-11-07 
    Routledge
    The Anthropology of History

  • The Political Sociology and Anthropology of Evil: Tricksterology book cover

    The Political Sociology and Anthropology of Evil: Tricksterology

    1st Edition

    By Agnes Horvath, Arpad Szakolczai

    This book offers a new approach to the problem of evil through an examination of the anthropological figure of the ‘trickster’. A lesser known and much more recent term than evil, the authors use the trickster to facilitate a greater understanding of the return of evil in the modern era. Instead of…

    Hardback – 2019-10-28 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary book cover

    Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary

    1st Edition

    By Christos Lynteris

    This book develops an examination and critique of human extinction as a result of the ‘next pandemic’ and turns attention towards the role of pandemic catastrophe in the renegotiation of what it means to be human. Nested in debates in anthropology, philosophy, social theory and global health, the…

    Hardback – 2019-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Queering Knowledge: Analytics, Devices, and Investments after Marilyn Strathern book cover

    Queering Knowledge

    Analytics, Devices, and Investments after Marilyn Strathern, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Boyce, E.J. Gonzalez-Polledo, Silvia Posocco

    This volume draws on the significance of the work of Marilyn Strathern in respect of its potential to queer anthropological analysis and to foster the reimagining of the object of anthropology. The authors examine the ways in which Strathern’s varied analytics facilitate the construction of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-19 
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • 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

  • 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
    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 – 2019-05-07
    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

  • The Varieties of Historical Experience book cover

    The Varieties of Historical Experience

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephan Palmié, Charles Stewart

    This book considers how history is not just objectively lived but subjectively experienced by people in the process of orienting their present toward the past. It analyses affectivity in historical experience, examines the digital mediation of history, and assesses the current politics of competing…

    Hardback – 2019-04-02
    Routledge
    The Anthropology of History

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