Anthropology: Political & Economic Anthropology

  • Museums in Postcolonial Europe book cover

    Museums in Postcolonial Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dominic Thomas

    The history of European nation-building and identity formation is inextricably connected with museums, and the role they play in displaying the acquired spoils and glorious symbols of geopolitical power in order to mobilize public support for expansionist ventures. This book examines the…

    Paperback – 2012-05-30

  • The State in India after Liberalization: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

    The State in India after Liberalization

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Akhil Gupta, Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan

    This book assesses the impact of liberalization on practices of government and relations between state and society. It is clear that liberalization as state policy has complex forms of regulation and deregulation inbuilt, and these policies have resulted in dramatic increases in productivity and…

    Paperback – 2012-05-01
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Women, Identity and India's Call Centre Industry book cover

    Women, Identity and India's Call Centre Industry

    1st Edition

    By J.K. Tina Basi

    This book examines the concept of globalised identities and the way in which agency is exercised over identity construction by women working in India’s transnational call centre industry. Drawing on qualitative empirical data and extensive original fieldwork, the book provides a nuanced analysis…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • NGOs in India: The challenges of women's empowerment and accountability book cover

    NGOs in India

    The challenges of women's empowerment and accountability, 1st Edition

    By Patrick Kilby

    A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via as well as the OAPEN Library platform, It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. By…

    Paperback – 2012-03-22
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Indigenous Knowledge and Ethics: A Darrell Posey Reader book cover

    Indigenous Knowledge and Ethics

    A Darrell Posey Reader, 1st Edition

    By Darrell A. Posey

    Edited by Kristiana Plenderleith

    Darrell A. Posey, who died in 2001, was internationally known for his support of indigenous peoples and their natural habitats, and particularly for his pioneering work with the Kayapó people of Brazil. He was an organiser of the First International Congress of Ethnobiology which resulted in the…

    Paperback – 2011-11-29
    Studies in Environmental Anthropology

  • The Rise of Ethnic Politics in Nepal: Democracy in the Margins book cover

    The Rise of Ethnic Politics in Nepal

    Democracy in the Margins, 1st Edition

    By Susan I. Hangen

    The relationship between ethnic politics and democracy presents a paradox for scholars and policy makers: ethnic politics frequently emerge in new democracies, and yet are often presumed to threaten these new democracies. As ethnic politics is becoming increasingly central to Nepali politics, this…

    Paperback – 2011-10-07
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Timor Leste: Politics, History, and Culture book cover

    Timor Leste

    Politics, History, and Culture, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Katalin Molnar

    This book provides a comprehensive country overview of Southeast Asia’s newest nation, Timor Leste (East Timor). This book focuses on its cultural and ethno-linguistic diversity, and its political history from the pre-Portuguese period up to 2009. The book pays particular attention to the…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Southeast Asia's Credit Revolution: From Moneylenders to Microfinance book cover

    Southeast Asia's Credit Revolution

    From Moneylenders to Microfinance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aditya Goenka, David Henley

    Southeast Asia’s Credit Revolution describes and explains the rise of microfinance – the provision of credit and other financial services for the poor – in Southeast Asia, over the past four decades the most consistently successful region of the developing world. In recent years microfinance has…

    Paperback – 2011-09-15
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • A Discourse on Domination in Mandate Palestine: Imperialism, Property and Insurgency book cover

    A Discourse on Domination in Mandate Palestine

    Imperialism, Property and Insurgency, 1st Edition

    By Zeina B. Ghandour

    British discourse during the Mandate, with its unremitting convergence on the problematic ‘native question’, and which rested on racial and cultural theories and presumptions, as well as on certain givens drawn from the British class system, has been taken for granted by historians. The validity of…

    Paperback – 2011-07-26

  • Trade and Contemporary Society along the Silk Road: An ethno-history of Ladakh book cover

    Trade and Contemporary Society along the Silk Road

    An ethno-history of Ladakh, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline H. Fewkes

    This book provides an ethno-historical study of the trade system in Ladakh (India), a busy entrepôt for Silk Route trade between Central and South Asia. Previously a part of global networks, Ladakh became an isolated border area as national boundaries were defined and enforced in the mid-20th…

    Paperback – 2011-07-12
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • The Phenomenon of Money (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Phenomenon of Money (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Crump

    First published in 1981, this book concerns itself with the different ways in which money is used, the relationships which then arise, and the institutions concerned in maintaining its various functions. Thomas Crump examines the emergence of institutions with familiar and distinctive monetary…

    Paperback – 2011-07-01

  • Indigeneity in the Courtroom: Law, Culture, and the Production of Difference in North American Courts book cover

    Indigeneity in the Courtroom

    Law, Culture, and the Production of Difference in North American Courts, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer A. Hamilton

    The central question of this book is when and how does indigeneity in its various iterations – cultural, social, political, economic, even genetic – matter in a legal sense? Indigeneity in the Courtroom focuses on the legal deployment of indigenous difference in US and Canadian courts in the late&…

    Paperback – 2011-05-16
    Indigenous Peoples and Politics

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