Anthropology: Political & Economic 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

  • 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 both inside and outside Greece, the book addresses a number of key issues such as the refugee crisis, far-right extremism and the social, political, economic and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • 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 a puzzle:  how could we have become increasingly rationalized and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    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 – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Performance in a Militarized Culture book cover

    Performance in a Militarized Culture

    Edited by Sara Brady, Lindsey Mantoan

    The long cultural moment which 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 – 2017-08-16 
    Routledge

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

    Sustainable Communities and Green Lifestyles

    Consumption and Environmentalism

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Women Soldiers and Citizenship in Israel: Gendered Encounters with the State book cover

    Women Soldiers and Citizenship in Israel

    Gendered Encounters with the State

    By Edna Lomsky-Feder, Orna Sasson-Levy

    Women’s military service in Israel presents a compelling case study to explore the meaning of gendered citizenship. Lomsky-Feder and Sasson-Levy compellingly argue that women’s mandatory military service during an active ongoing violent conflict, occurring at a formative age, becomes an initiation…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge

  • Identity and Nation Building in Everyday Post-Socialist Life book cover

    Identity and Nation Building in Everyday Post-Socialist Life

    Edited by Abel Polese, Jeremy Morris, Emilia Pawłusz, Oleksandra Seliverstova

    This book explores the function of the “everyday” in the formation, consolidation and performance of national, sub-national and local identities in the former socialist region. Based on extensive original research including fieldwork, the book demonstrates how the study of everyday and mundane…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • An Overheated World: An Anthropological History of the Early Twenty-first Century book cover

    An Overheated World

    An Anthropological History of the Early Twenty-first Century

    Edited by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

    Although economic, cultural and demographic changes are part and parcel of the modern world, changes in a number of areas have accelerated in the last quarter-century – a period sometimes spoken of as the global information society, a world of ‘liquid modernity’ – or of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13 
    Routledge

  • The New Politics of Materialism: History, Philosophy, Science book cover

    The New Politics of Materialism

    History, Philosophy, Science

    Edited by Sarah Ellenzweig, John H Zammito

    New materialism challenges the mechanistic models characteristic of early modern philosophy that regarded matter as largely passive and inert. Instead it gives weight to topics often overlooked in such accounts: agency, vitalism, complexity, contingency, and self-organization. This collection,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29 
    Routledge

  • Prototyping Cultures: Art, Science and Politics in Beta book cover

    Prototyping Cultures

    Art, Science and Politics in Beta

    Edited by Alberto Corsin Jimenez

    Prototypes have acquired much prominence and visibility in recent times. Software development is perhaps the case in point, where the release of non-stable versions of programmes (beta versions) has become commonplace, as is famously the case in free and open source software. Prototyping has also…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge

  • Popular Politics and the Quest for Justice in Contemporary China book cover

    Popular Politics and the Quest for Justice in Contemporary China

    Edited by Susanne Brandtstädter, Hans Steinmüller

    The rise of popular politics is among one the most significant social and political developments the People’s Republic of China has witnessed in the post-Mao era. People from all walks of life have responded to rising inequalities and the privatization of collective goods with a new quest for…

    Hardback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

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