Anthropology: Political & Economic Anthropology

  • International interventions and the garment industry in Bangladesh: After Rana-Plaza book cover

    International interventions and the garment industry in Bangladesh

    After Rana-Plaza

    Edited by Sanchita Saxena

    April 24, 2013 will be known as the day of the deadliest garment factory accident in history. More than 1,100 people died when an eight story building in the outskirts of the capital of Bangladesh, Rana Plaza, collapsed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Western companies invested in two…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Locating Value: Theory, Application and Critique book cover

    Locating Value

    Theory, Application and Critique

    Edited by Gareth Hoskins, Samantha Saville

    This book offers critical, state of the art reflections of value as it is theorised, applied, and critiqued. This book examines how value comes to feature in contemporary society; how it is figured, operationalized, endorsed, and contested. This book demonstrates the eclectic epistemic foundations…

    Hardback – 2019-01-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • India's Changing Political, Economic and Social Environment: Improvising Lives book cover

    India's Changing Political, Economic and Social Environment

    Improvising Lives

    By Patricia Jeffery

    This book by one of the most accomplished sociologists working on contemporary Indian society explores the intersections between secular changes in the wider polity and economy of India and beyond. Using the lives of villagers as they progress through the “domestic cycle” in an area of western…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Divinization and Technology: The Political Anthropology of Subversion book cover

    Divinization and Technology

    The Political Anthropology of Subversion

    Edited by Agnes Horvath, Camil Francisc Roman, Gilbert Germain

    This book offers a political anthropological discussion of subversion, exploring its imbrication with technological and divinization practices and uncovering some of its particular effects on human existence, from prehistory until the contemporary age. Subversion is often romanticized as a means of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-14 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Culture and the Judiciary: The Anthropologist Judge book cover

    Culture and the Judiciary

    The Anthropologist Judge

    By Ilenia Ruggiu

    How can jurists resolve multicultural conflicts? Which kind of questions should judges ask when culture enters the horizon of the law? Are they then called to become anthropologists? Through the analysis of hundreds of cases produced through decades of multicultural jurisprudence, this book…

    Hardback – 2018-12-07 
    Routledge
    Cultural Diversity and Law

  • Mobility, Education and Life Trajectories: New and old migratory pathways book cover

    Mobility, Education and Life Trajectories

    New and old migratory pathways

    Edited by Karen Valentin, Karen Fog Olwig

    Migration for educational purposes, once the privilege of the upper class, has become a global mass phenomenon in recent years. This volume examines, within different cultural and historical contexts, the close relationship between migration, education, and social mobility. Adopting the perspective…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Contesting Inequalities, Identities and Rights in Ethiopia: The Collision of Passions book cover

    Contesting Inequalities, Identities and Rights in Ethiopia

    The Collision of Passions

    By Data D Barata

    This book examines the relationship between inequalities and identities in relation to an unprecedented state advocacy of "ethnic rights" in post-civil war Ethiopia. The analysis is set against the background of a dramatic state remaking by a rebellion movement (the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Slogans: Subjection, Subversion and the Politics of Neoliberalism book cover

    Slogans

    Subjection, Subversion and the Politics of Neoliberalism

    Edited by Nicolette Makovicky, Anne-Christine Trémon, Sheyla Zandonai

    Focusing on contexts of accelerated economic and political reform, this volume critically examines the role of slogans in the contemporary projects of populist mobilization, neoliberal governance, and civic subversion. Bringing together a collection of ethnographic studies from Greece, Slovakia,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Security Blurs: The Politics of Plural Security Provision book cover

    Security Blurs

    The Politics of Plural Security Provision

    Edited by Tessa Diphoorn, Erella Grassiani

    Security Blurs makes an important contribution to anthropological work on security. It focuses on the notion of ‘blurring’ as a process whereby actors engaged in the provision of security interact and thereby reconfigure security ideas, logics, and practices. The chapters address the entanglements…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • The Moral Economy of Water: Equity and Sustainability in Social Evolution book cover

    The Moral Economy of Water

    Equity and Sustainability in Social Evolution

    By Paul Trawick

    Hardback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Joking: Anthropological Engagements book cover

    The Politics of Joking

    Anthropological Engagements

    Edited by Jana Kopelentova Rehak, Susanna Trnka

    This book engages anthropologically with humor as political expression. It reveals how humor is in many instances central to human efforts to cope with political struggle and significant to understanding power dynamics in socio-political life. The chapters examine humor and…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26 
    Routledge

  • Green European: Environmental Behaviour and Attitudes in Europe in a Historical and Cross-Cultural Comparative Perspective book cover

    Green European

    Environmental Behaviour and Attitudes in Europe in a Historical and Cross-Cultural Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Audrone Telesiene, Matthias Gross

    Green European addresses the quest for a better understanding of European type(s) of environmentalism. This monograph focuses on public attitudes and behaviours and the culturally rooted as well as country specific differences. The book addresses the wider issue that many European countries are…

    Paperback – 2018-10-02 
    Routledge

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