Anthropology: Kinship & Community

  • The Purchase of Paradise: The Social Function of Aristocratic Benevolence, 1307-1485 book cover

    The Purchase of Paradise

    The Social Function of Aristocratic Benevolence, 1307-1485, 1st Edition

    By Joel T. Rosenthal

    Originally published in 1972, The Purchase of Paradise is an account of medieval philanthropy and looks at the late medieval aristocracy as a social, rather than political group. The book analyses their voluntary behaviour, their gift giving and the Church, and addresses the nature of charity in…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • Family and Space: Rethinking Family Theory and Empirical Approaches book cover

    Family and Space

    Rethinking Family Theory and Empirical Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maya Halatcheva-Trapp, Giulia Montanari, Tino Schlinzig

    While the ‘spatial turn’ within the social sciences has already nurtured a broad discussion of the relation between the society and space, little attention has so far been paid to the question of what we can learn about families when exploring space in its different facets. This book brings…

    Hardback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Family Sociology

  • Community Development and Democratic Practice book cover

    Community Development and Democratic Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Lachapelle, Michael Rios

    This book is the outcome of a multiyear process of participatory meetings, individual and collective writings, and insightful criticisms sponsored by the Kettering Foundation regarding the intersection of community development and democratic practice. The collective outcome from these processes is…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge

  • Final Journeys: Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe book cover

    Final Journeys

    Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alistair Hunter, Eva Soom Ammann

    A recurring theme of the public discourse on immigration in Europe today is that migrants are primarily young people, of working age. Against this short-sighted view, the main contribution of this book is to propose that processes of ageing and dying constitute a critical juncture in the settlement…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge

  • Mobility and Cosmopolitanism: Complicating the interaction between aspiration and practice book cover

    Mobility and Cosmopolitanism

    Complicating the interaction between aspiration and practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vered Amit, Pauline Gardiner Barber

    In academic descriptions of cosmopolitanism, one particularly important distinction often recurs. Specifically, scholars have been concerned to distinguish between cosmopolitanism as a set of mundane practices and/or competences on the one hand and cosmopolitanism as a cultivated form of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Communities and Green Lifestyles: Consumption and Environmentalism book cover

    Sustainable Communities and Green Lifestyles

    Consumption and Environmentalism, 1st Edition

    By Tendai Chitewere

    Sustainable communities raise questions about the compatibility of capitalism and environmentalism and how we can green our way of life in a capitalist economy that values short-term production and consumption over long-term conservation and simple living. If capitalism and its drive towards…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • Hereditary Physicians of Kerala: Traditional Medicine and Ayurveda in Modern India book cover

    Hereditary Physicians of Kerala

    Traditional Medicine and Ayurveda in Modern India, 1st Edition

    By Indudharan Menon

    This book examines the history and evolution of Ayurveda and other indigenous medical traditions in juxtaposition with their encounter with colonial modernity. Through the lens of hereditary folk and Ayurvedic practitioners, it focuses on Kerala’s heterogeneous medical traditions and presents them…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge India

  • Emergent Masculinities in the Pacific book cover

    Emergent Masculinities in the Pacific

    1st Edition

    Edited by Aletta Biersack, Martha Macintyre

    Emergent Masculinities in the Pacific focuses on the plasticity and contingent nature of Pacific Island masculinities over the course of colonial and postcolonial histories. The several case histories concern the use of sports to recuperate but also refashion past masculinities in the name of…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge

  • Aging in the Family book cover

    Aging in the Family

    1st Edition

    By George E. Dickinson, Brenda S. Sanders

    With a rapidly aging population throughout the world, the issue of larger percentages of older adults has repercussions for both policy and the job market. Whether a university student about to seek a full-time job or a caregiver for an older person, Aging in the Family should enhance the reader’s…

    Paperback – 2018-11-16
    Routledge

  • Values and Moral Development in Higher Education book cover

    Values and Moral Development in Higher Education

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gerald Collier, John Wilson, Peter Tomlinson

    Originally published in 1974 Values and Moral Development in Higher Education deals practically with various aspects of the impact of higher educational processes, recognising a need for these to be inter-related and understood within a common framework. It takes the form of a set of contributions…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

  • Education and Social Action: Community Service and the Curriculum in Higher Education book cover

    Education and Social Action

    Community Service and the Curriculum in Higher Education, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sinclair Goodlad

    Originally published in 1975 Education and Social Action, examines the possibility and value of effecting links between community service and the curriculum in various sectors of higher education. It describes what has been done in each of several disciplines in giving students the opportunity to…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

  • Ethnographies of Austerity: Temporality, crisis and affect in southern Europe book cover

    Ethnographies of Austerity

    Temporality, crisis and affect in southern Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel M. Knight, Charles Stewart

    Some of the worst effects of the global economic downturn that commenced in 2008 have been felt in Europe, and specifically in the Eurozone’s so-called PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain) and Cyprus. This edited volume is the first collection to bring together ethnographies of…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge

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