Anthropology: Political & Economic Anthropology

  • Urban Activism in India: Transparency, Accountability and Ethical Politics book cover

    Urban Activism in India

    Transparency, Accountability and Ethical Politics

    By Martin Webb

    This book explores the intersections between good governance initiatives and rights activism, between different normative conceptions of how the citizen-state relationship should be, and the projects and practices which flow from them. In an era in which subscribing to transparency, accountability,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

  • 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 – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge

  • Political Activism across the Life Course book cover

    Political Activism across the Life Course

    Edited by Sevasti-Melissa Nolas, Christos Varvantakis, Vinnarasan Aruldoss

    How do people of different ages experience and engage with politics in their everyday lives, and how do these experiences and engagements change over their life course and across different generations? Age, life course and generation have become increasing important experiences for understanding…

    Hardback – 2018-05-21 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • 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 – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Anthropology in Action: An Experiment in the Iringa District of the Iringa Province Tanganyika Terrirtory book cover

    Anthropology in Action

    An Experiment in the Iringa District of the Iringa Province Tanganyika Terrirtory

    By G. Gordon Brown, A. McD Bruce Hutt

    Originally published in 1935, when the province of Iringa in what is now Tanzania was still under British administrative control, this book is inevitably a product of its time, but nonetheless it represents an important project in collaboration between an anthropologist and a government official.…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • The Position of the Chief in the Modern Political System of Ashanti: A Study of the Influence of Contemporary Social Changes on Ashanti Political Institutions book cover

    The Position of the Chief in the Modern Political System of Ashanti

    A Study of the Influence of Contemporary Social Changes on Ashanti Political Institutions

    By K. A. Busia

    Originally published in 1951, this book provides an account of the traditional status and functions of the Asanti chief. The effects of British administration on the powers of the chief and his council are described, as are the tensions which the traditional political organization was subjected to…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • 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 – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Urban Marginalisation in South Asia: Waste Pickers in Calcutta book cover

    Urban Marginalisation in South Asia

    Waste Pickers in Calcutta

    By Nandini Sen

    The book examines the lives and society of a marginalised urban community of waste-pickers living within the city of Calcutta (India), and yet on the periphery of mainstream society. Through interpretive ethnography of the studied community focusing on ideological marginalisation, as distinct from…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Young People and Everyday Peace: Exclusion, Insecurity and Peacebuilding in Colombia book cover

    Young People and Everyday Peace

    Exclusion, Insecurity and Peacebuilding in Colombia

    By Helen Berents

    Young People and Everyday Peace is grounded in the stories of young people who live in Los Altos de Cazucá, an informal peri-urban community in Soacha, to the south of Colombia’s capital Bogotá. The occupants of this community have fled the armed conflict and exist in a state of marginalisation and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

  • Knowing from the Indigenous North: Sámi Approaches to History, Politics and Belonging book cover

    Knowing from the Indigenous North

    Sámi Approaches to History, Politics and Belonging

    Edited by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Sanna Valkonen, Jarno Valkonen

    Discourse around the North has become increasingly focused on environmental and societal changes, as global scientific, political and economic interests assert increasing influence on the landscape. Issues including environmental change, human adaptation, and post-colonial governance and strategies…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge

  • The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories book cover

    The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

    By Jan-Willem van Prooijen

    Who believes in conspiracy theories, and why are some people more susceptible to them? What are the consequences of such beliefs? Can policy makers do anything to reduce the impact of conspiracy theories? In The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories, Jan-Willem van Prooijen provides an engaging…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge
    The Psychology of Everything

  • Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands

    Edited by Alexander Horstmann, Martin Saxer, Alessandro Rippa

    In Asia, where authoritarian-developmental states have proliferated, statehood and social control are heavily contested in borderland spaces. As a result, in the post-Cold War world, borders have not only redefined Asian incomes and mobilities, they have also rekindled neighbouring relations and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28 
    Routledge

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