Anthropology: Political & Economic Anthropology

  • Confronting Capital: Critique and Engagement in Anthropology book cover

    Confronting Capital

    Critique and Engagement in Anthropology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pauline Gardiner Barber, Belinda Leach, Winnie Lem

    This volume is an exploration of the ways in which political economy as a mode of analysis moves anthropology toward a vital, politically engaged form of scholarship. It advances the understanding of the struggles of ordinary people in the face of capitalist change. In the current economic moment…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Migration in the 21st Century: Political Economy and Ethnography book cover

    Migration in the 21st Century

    Political Economy and Ethnography, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pauline Gardiner Barber, Winnie Lem

    This edited collection focuses on global migration in its inter-regional, international and transnational variants, and argues that contemporary migration scholarship is significantly advanced both within anthropology and beyond it when ethnography is theoretically engaged to grapple with the…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Transnational Marriage: New Perspectives from Europe and Beyond book cover

    Transnational Marriage

    New Perspectives from Europe and Beyond, 1st Edition

    Edited by Katharine Charsley

    Marriages spanning borders are not a new phenomenon, but occur with increasing frequency and contribute substantially to international mobility and transnational engagement. Perhaps because such migration has often been treated as ‘secondary’ to labor migration, marriage has until recent years been…

    Paperback – 2014-06-19
    Routledge Research in Transnationalism

  • Varieties of Secularism in Asia: Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual book cover

    Varieties of Secularism in Asia

    Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nils Ole Bubandt, Martijn Van Beek

    Varieties of Secularism is an ethnographically rich, theoretically well-informed, and intellectually coherent volume which builds off the work of Talal Asad, Charles Taylor, and others who have engaged the issue of secularism(s) and in socio-political life. The volume seeks to examine theories of…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Ethnicity, Authority, and Power in Central Asia: New Games Great and Small book cover

    Ethnicity, Authority, and Power in Central Asia

    New Games Great and Small, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert L. Canfield, Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek

    The peoples of Greater Central Asia – not only Inner Asian states of Soviet Union but also those who share similar heritages in adjacent countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan, Iran, and the Chinese province of Xinjiang – have been drawn into more direct and immediate contact since the Soviet…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Central Asian Studies

  • Understanding European Movements: New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest book cover

    Understanding European Movements

    New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Laurence Cox

    European social movements have been central to European history, politics, society and culture, and have had a global reach and impact. Yet they have rarely been taken on their own terms in the English-language literature, considered rather as counterpoints to the US experience. This has been…

    Paperback – 2013-12-12
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Culture, Institutions, and Development: New Insights Into an Old Debate book cover

    Culture, Institutions, and Development

    New Insights Into an Old Debate, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Platteau, Robert Peccoud

    Does culture matter? This question has taken on added significance since fundamentalist revivalism has recently gained ground in different parts of the world. The old controversy between Max Weber and Karl Marx, which centres around the extent to which cultural factors such as social norms and…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
    Routledge Studies in Development Economics

  • Language in Late Capitalism: Pride and Profit book cover

    Language in Late Capitalism

    Pride and Profit, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alexandre Duchêne, Monica Heller

    This book examines the ways in which our ideas about language and identity which used to be framed in national and political terms as a matter of rights and citizenship are increasingly recast in economic terms as a matter of added value. It argues that this discursive shift is connected to…

    Paperback – 2013-06-07
    Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism

  • Pukhtun Economy and Society (Routledge Revivals): Traditional Structure and Economic Development in a Tribal Society book cover

    Pukhtun Economy and Society (Routledge Revivals)

    Traditional Structure and Economic Development in a Tribal Society, 1st Edition

    By Akbar Ahmed

    First published in 1980, this groundbreaking Routledge Revival is a reissue of an original and authentic anthropological account of Pukhtun society by Professor Akbar Ahmed. Combining extensive fieldwork data collected among the Mohmand tribe in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan with…

    Paperback – 2012-11-22

  • Cultural Expertise and Litigation: Patterns, Conflicts, Narratives book cover

    Cultural Expertise and Litigation

    Patterns, Conflicts, Narratives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Livia Holden

    Cultural Expertise and Litigation addresses the role of social scientists as a source of expert evidence, and is a product of their experiences and observations of cases involving litigants of South Asian origin. What is meant in court by "culture," "custom" and "law"? How are these concepts…

    Paperback – 2012-10-01

  • African Cultural Values: Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria, 1900–1996 book cover

    African Cultural Values

    Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria, 1900–1996, 1st Edition

    By Raphael Chijioke Njoku

    Although numerous studies have been made of the Western educated political elite of colonial Nigeria in particular, and of Africa in general, very few have approached the study from a perspective that analyzes the impacts of indigenous institutions on the lives, values, and ideas of these…

    Paperback – 2012-06-21
    African Studies

  • A Japanese Joint Venture in the Pacific: Foreign bodies in tinned tuna book cover

    A Japanese Joint Venture in the Pacific

    Foreign bodies in tinned tuna, 1st Edition

    By Kate Barclay

    The Japanese, and other Asians, are increasingly taking over some of the roles previously played by Europeans in the Pacific islands, which is giving rise to interesting new economic relationships, and interesting new interactions between nationalities. This book considers the role of the Japanese…

    Paperback – 2012-06-14
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

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