Anthropology: History & Theory of Anthropology

  • The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930 book cover

    The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930

    1st Edition

    By Cesare Silla

    This book offers a genealogical account of the rise of consumer capitalism, tracing its origins in America between 1880 and 1930 and explaining how it emerged to become the dominant form of social organization of our time. Asking how it was that we came to be consumers who live in societies that…

    Paperback – 2019-12-23 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Evolution of Charles Darwin book cover

    The Evolution of Charles Darwin

    1st Edition

    By George A. Dorsey

    Charles Darwin is well-known throughout the world for his revolutionary work from 1859; The Origin of Species, the foundational study of evolution which greatly challenged the near-universal belief in the Christian world, at that time, of creationism. Originally published in 1928, Dorsey attempts…

    Paperback – 2017-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Archaeology in the Making: Conversations through a Discipline book cover

    Archaeology in the Making

    Conversations through a Discipline, 1st Edition

    Edited by William L Rathje, Michael Shanks, Christopher Witmore

    Archaeology in the Making is a collection of bold statements about archaeology, its history, how it works, and why it is more important than ever. This book comprises conversations about archaeology among some of its notable contemporary figures. They delve deeply into the questions that have come…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • The Dark Side of Humanity: The Work of Robert Hertz and its Legacy book cover

    The Dark Side of Humanity

    The Work of Robert Hertz and its Legacy, 1st Edition

    By Robert Parkin

    Robert Parkin's book gives a reading of each of these texts before going on to show their subsequent influence on anthropologists in particular. Hertz's activities as reviewer and phamphleteer are also covered. The introductory biographical chapter drawing on Hertz's surviving papers in the Coll&…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18
    Routledge

  • Reclaiming Archaeology: Beyond the Tropes of Modernity book cover

    Reclaiming Archaeology

    Beyond the Tropes of Modernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alfredo González-Ruibal

    Archaeology has been an important source of metaphors for some of the key intellectuals of the 20th century: Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Alois Riegl and Michel Foucault, amongst many others. However, this power has also turned against archaeology, because the discipline has been dealt with…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Archaeological Orientations

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