Anthropology: Political & Economic Anthropology

  • High North Stories in a Time of Transition: Creativity, Loss, Work and Play book cover

    High North Stories in a Time of Transition

    Creativity, Loss, Work and Play

    Edited by Jan-Oddvar Sørnes, Larry Browning, Frode Fjelldal-Soelberg

    High North Stories in a Time of Transition collects multiple perspectives on the lives of people who live in the High North of Norway in a time when the petroleum boom is no longer the dominant cultural feature of the region. Utilising constructivist grounded theory, the volume comprises narrative…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Engaging Anthropological Theory: A Social and Political History book cover

    Engaging Anthropological Theory

    A Social and Political History, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Moberg

    This fully revised second edition of Mark Moberg's lively book offers a fresh look at the history of anthropological theory. Covering key concepts and theorists, Engaging Anthropological Theory examines the historical context of anthropological ideas and the contested nature of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Democracy, Corruption and the Politics of Spirits in Contemporary Indonesia book cover

    Democracy, Corruption and the Politics of Spirits in Contemporary Indonesia

    By Nils Bubandt

    Indonesia has been an electoral democracy for more than a decade, and yet the political landscape of the world’s third-largest democracy is as complex and enigmatic as ever. The country has achieved a successful transition to democracy and yet Indonesian democracy continues to be flawed, illiberal,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge
    The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

  • Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia: The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS book cover

    Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia

    The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS

    By Dominik M. Mueller

    Providing an ethnographic account of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and its Youth Wing (Dewan Pemuda PAS), this book analyses the genesis and role of Islamic movements in terms of their engagement in mainstream politics. It explores the party’s changing approach towards popular culture and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Rural Wealth Creation as a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy book cover

    Rural Wealth Creation as a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy

    Edited by Shanna Ratner, Deborah Markley

    Many rural areas in the United States find themselves struggling to build local assets and create wealth, and, when this wealth is created, they often struggle to hold on it. Previous approaches to community and economic development have been inadequate in attempting to reverse these trends.…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge
    Community Development – Current Issues Series

  • Violence, Torture and Memory in Sri Lanka: Life after Terror book cover

    Violence, Torture and Memory in Sri Lanka

    Life after Terror

    By Dhana Hughes

    Drawing on original ethnographic field-research conducted primarily with former guerrilla insurgents in southern and central Sri Lanka, this book analyses the memories and narratives of people who have perpetrated political violence. It explores how violence is negotiated and lived with in the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Development and Environmental Politics Unmasked: Authority, Participation and Equity in East Timor book cover

    Development and Environmental Politics Unmasked

    Authority, Participation and Equity in East Timor

    By Christopher J. Shepherd

    Focusing on rural development and environmental management, this book brings together the detailed history of development in East Timor under two colonial regimes and under the contemporary conditions of national independence. It addresses two comparative areas of development: across the three…

    Paperback – 2017-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Critical Times in Greece: Anthropological Engagements with the Crisis book cover

    Critical Times in Greece

    Anthropological Engagements with the Crisis

    Edited by Dimitris Dalakoglou, Georgios Agelopoulos

    This volume brings together new anthropological research on the Greek crisis. With a number of contributions from academics based in Greece, the book addresses a number of key issues such as the refugee crisis, far-right extremism and the psychological impact of increased poverty and unemployment.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Borderlands in East and Southeast Asia: Emergent conditions, relations and prototypes book cover

    Borderlands in East and Southeast Asia

    Emergent conditions, relations and prototypes

    Edited by Yuk Wah Chan, Brantly Womack

    This book provides a glimpse into the different emergent borderland prototypes in East and Southeast Asia, with illustrative cases and discussions. Asia has contained a number of reactivated border zones since the end of the Cold War, borders which have witnessed ever greater human activity,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge

  • Emotions as Commodities: Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity book cover

    Emotions as Commodities

    Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity

    Edited by Eva Illouz

    Capitalism has made rationality into a pervasive feature of human action and yet, far from heralding a loss of emotionality, capitalist culture has been accompanied with an unprecedented intensification of emotional life. This raises the question: how could we have become increasingly rationalized…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25 
    Routledge

  • Performance in a Militarized Culture book cover

    Performance in a Militarized Culture

    Edited by Sara Brady, Lindsey Mantoan

    The long cultural moment that arose in the wake of 9/11 and the conflict in the Middle East has fostered a global wave of surveillance and counterinsurgency. Performance in a Militarized Culture explores the ways in which we experience this new status quo. Addressing the most commonplace of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14 
    Routledge

  • Counterfeit Itineraries in the Global South: The human consequences of piracy in China and Brazil book cover

    Counterfeit Itineraries in the Global South

    The human consequences of piracy in China and Brazil

    By Rosana Pinheiro-Machado

    At the end of the 1970s, Chinese merchandise moved to Brazil via Paraguay, forming an on-the-margins-of-the-law trade chain involving the production, distribution, and consumption of cheap goods. Economic changes in the twenty-first century, including the enforcement of intellectual property rights…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

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