Anthropology: Kinship & Community

  • Suckling: Kinship More Fluid book cover

    Suckling

    Kinship More Fluid, 1st Edition

    By Fadwa El Guindi

    A ground-breaking ethnographic study of suckling in the Arabian Gulf , this book reenergises the study of kinship. It analyses the misunderstood and marginalized phenomenon of suckling drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Qatar over a seven-year period. Fadwa El Guindi situates suckling (often…

    Hardback – 2020-03-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Lineage and Community in China, 1100–1500: Genealogical Innovation in Jiangxi book cover

    Lineage and Community in China, 1100–1500

    Genealogical Innovation in Jiangxi, 1st Edition

    By Xi He

    This book, based on extensive original research, provides evidence that the practice originated much earlier than previously understood. It shows that in the eleventh century, in southern China under the Song dynasty, the method of compiling a genealogy in the form a table, that is to say a family…

    Hardback – 2020-03-11 
    Routledge
    The Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society Series

  • Indigenous Peoples and the Geographies of Power: Mezcala’s Narratives of Neoliberal Governance book cover

    Indigenous Peoples and the Geographies of Power

    Mezcala’s Narratives of Neoliberal Governance, 1st Edition

    By Inés Durán Matute

    Tracing key trends of the global-regional-local interface of power, Inés Durán Matute through the case of the indigenous community of Mezcala (Mexico) demonstrates how global political economic processes shape the lives, spaces, projects and identities of the most remote communities. Throughout the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-14 
    Routledge

  • Death, Ritual, and Bereavement book cover

    Death, Ritual, and Bereavement

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ralph Houlbrooke

    Originally published in 1989, Death, Ritual and Bereavement examines the social history of death and dying from 1500 to the 1930s. This edited collection focuses on the death-bed, funerals, burials, mourning customs, and the expression of grief. The essays throw fresh light on developments which…

    Hardback – 2020-02-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ritual

  • Ritual, Identity, and the Mayan Diaspora book cover

    Ritual, Identity, and the Mayan Diaspora

    1st Edition

    By Nancy J. Wellmeier

    Originally published in 1998, Ritual, Identity, and the Mayan Diaspora examines the lives and the continuing ritual traditions of the Mayas in the United States. The book focuses on a predominantly Maya town in rural Florida and shows how members of this ancient Central American civilization use…

    Hardback – 2020-02-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ritual

  • Ageing Identities and Women’s Everyday Talk in a Hair Salon book cover

    Ageing Identities and Women’s Everyday Talk in a Hair Salon

    1st Edition

    By Rachel Heinrichsmeier

    The ageing of the world’s populations, particularly in Western developed countries, is a well-documented phenomenon; and despite many positive images of later life, in the media and public discourse later life is frequently depicted as a time of inevitable physical and cognitive decline. Against…

    Hardback – 2020-01-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Santería Enthroned: Art, Ritual, and Innovation in an Afro-Cuban Religion book cover

    Santería Enthroned

    Art, Ritual, and Innovation in an Afro-Cuban Religion, 1st Edition

    By David H. Brown

    Ever since its emergence in colonial-era Cuba, Afro-Cuban Santería (or Lucumí) has displayed a complex dynamic of continuity and change in its institutions, rituals, and iconography. Originally published in 2003 Santería Enthroned combines art, history, cultural anthropology, and ethnohistory to…

    Hardback – 2020-01-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith: Exploring Religious Differences book cover

    Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith

    Exploring Religious Differences, 1st Edition

    Edited by David C. Dollahite, Loren D. Marks

    This book explores how religious families draw on their spiritual beliefs, religious practices, and faith communities to help them strengthen their marital relationships and their parenting. Using in-depth interviews from eight religious groups – Asian American Christian; Black Christian; Catholic…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Behavioral Problems in Geography (1969): A Symposium book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Behavioral Problems in Geography (1969)

    A Symposium, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Cox, Reginald Golledge

    Originally published in 1969, Behavioral Problems in Geography unpacks and identifies elements of behavioral models and theories. The book seeks to examine their specific effects on spatial activity and to operationalize some of the concepts previously used in a subjective and descriptive manner.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Idea of Welfare book cover

    The Idea of Welfare

    1st Edition

    By Robert Pinker

    Originally published in 1979, The Idea of Welfare critically reviews the concepts of egoism and altruism as they are expressed in residual and intuitional models of social welfare. The book describes the way in which the scope and limits of obligation and entitlement are determined in practice by…

    Hardback – 2019-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Engaging Communities in Museums: Sharing Vision, Creation and Development book cover

    Engaging Communities in Museums

    Sharing Vision, Creation and Development, 1st Edition

    By David B. Allison

    Engaging Communities in Museums is designed for museum professionals who are hungry for information about how to design experiences in partnership with their communities. Providing an overview of the many ways that museums around the world have begun to listen more attentively to their audience,…

    Hardback – 2019-11-05
    Routledge

  • Museums, Infinity and the Culture of Protocols: Ethnographic Collections and Source Communities book cover

    Museums, Infinity and the Culture of Protocols

    Ethnographic Collections and Source Communities, 1st Edition

    By Howard Morphy

    Museums, Infinity and the Culture of Protocols enters a dialogue about museums’ responsibility for the curation of their collections into an infinite future while also tackling contentious issues of repatriation and digital access to collections. Bringing into focus a number of key debates…

    Hardback – 2019-10-29
    Routledge
    Museums in Focus

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