Anthropology: Political & Economic Anthropology

  • Forensic Anthropology Teams in Latin America book cover

    Forensic Anthropology Teams in Latin America

    1st Edition

    Edited by Silvia Dutrénit-Bielous

    This book charts the development of forensic anthropology teams in Latin America and surveys their main characteristics, achievements, and challenges in light of a recent past fraught with state repression and violence. The volume contains contributions by an interdisciplinary group of scholars…

    Hardback – 2019-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Muslim Piety as Economy: Markets, Meaning and Morality in Southeast Asia book cover

    Muslim Piety as Economy

    Markets, Meaning and Morality in Southeast Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Johan Fischer, Jérémy Jammes

    The first volume to explore Muslim piety as a form of economy, this book examines specific forms of production, trade, regulation, consumption, entrepreneurship and science that condition – and are themselves conditioned by – Islamic values, logics and politics. With a focus on Southeast Asia as a…

    Hardback – 2019-10-30 
    Routledge
    Studies in Material Religion and Spirituality

  • The Political Sociology and Anthropology of Evil: Tricksterology book cover

    The Political Sociology and Anthropology of Evil: Tricksterology

    1st Edition

    By Agnes Horvath, Arpad Szakolczai

    This book offers a new approach to the problem of evil through an examination of the anthropological figure of the ‘trickster’. A lesser known and much more recent term than evil, the authors use the trickster to facilitate a greater understanding of the return of evil in the modern era. Instead of…

    Hardback – 2019-10-28 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Religion, Law, Politics and the State in Africa: Applying Legal Pluralism in Ghana book cover

    Religion, Law, Politics and the State in Africa

    Applying Legal Pluralism in Ghana, 1st Edition

    By Seth Tweneboah

    Applying a legal pluralist framework, this study examines the complex interrelationships between religion, law, and politics in contemporary Ghana, a professedly secular state characterised by high levels of religiousity. It aims to explore legal, cultural and moral tensions created by overlapping…

    Hardback – 2019-10-25 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Tracing Asylum Journeys: Transnational Mobility of non-European Refugees to Canada via Turkey book cover

    Tracing Asylum Journeys

    Transnational Mobility of non-European Refugees to Canada via Turkey, 1st Edition

    By Ugur Yildiz

    This book explores the asylum journey of non-European asylum applicants who seek asylum in Turkey before resettling in Canada with the aid of the Canadian government’s assisted resettlement programme. Based on ethnographic research among Syrian, Afghan, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Iraqi, Iranian, Somali,…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07 
    Routledge
    Studies in Migration and Diaspora

  • Guatemalan Vigilantism and the Global (Re)Production of Collective Violence: A Tale of Two Lynchings book cover

    Guatemalan Vigilantism and the Global (Re)Production of Collective Violence

    A Tale of Two Lynchings, 1st Edition

    By Gavin Weston

    This book grounds an understanding of lynching as an increasingly globalised phenomenon through an examination of two cases in Guatemala. The chapters cover issues of migration, tourism, gangs, inter-generational conflict, media, gossip, and rumour to understand national and global patterns of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • English Language in India: A Dichotomy between Economic Growth and Inclusive Growth book cover

    English Language in India

    A Dichotomy between Economic Growth and Inclusive Growth, 1st Edition

    By Jaskiran Bedi

    This book examines the relationship between the English language and growth – economic and inclusive – in India. It explores why English continues to be the language of aspiration long after Independence. With the second largest English-speaking population in the world today, India is testimonial…

    Hardback – 2019-08-23 
    Routledge India

  • State Law, Dispute Processing And Legal Pluralism: Unspoken Dialogues From Rural India book cover

    State Law, Dispute Processing And Legal Pluralism

    Unspoken Dialogues From Rural India, 1st Edition

    By Kalindi Kokal

    This book presents an ethnography of dispute processing by non-state forums and actors in rural India. As such it sheds light on a much neglected and contested topic. Arising in the context of recent legal and political debates that question the legitimacy of non-state actors engaged in dispute…

    Hardback – 2019-08-22 
    Routledge
    Law and Anthropology

  • The Mobility of People and Things in the Early Modern Mediterranean: The Art of Travel book cover

    The Mobility of People and Things in the Early Modern Mediterranean

    The Art of Travel, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabeth A. Fraser

    For centuries artists, diplomats, and merchants served as cultural intermediaries in the Mediterranean. Stationed in port cities and other entrepôts of the Mediterranean, these go-betweens forged intercultural connections even as they negotiated and sometimes promoted cultural misunderstandings.…

    Hardback – 2019-08-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh after Rana Plaza book cover

    Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia

    Bangladesh after Rana Plaza, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sanchita Banerjee Saxena

    This book argues that larger flaws in the global supply chain must first be addressed to change the way business is conducted to prevent factory owners from taking deadly risks to meet clients’ demands in the garment industry in Bangladesh. Using the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster as a departure point,…

    Hardback – 2019-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Legal and Rhetorical Foundations of Economic Globalization: An Atlas of Ritual Sacrifice in Late-Capitalism book cover

    Legal and Rhetorical Foundations of Economic Globalization

    An Atlas of Ritual Sacrifice in Late-Capitalism, 1st Edition

    By Keren Wang

    This book examines the subtle ways in which rhetorics of sacrifice have been re-appropriated into the workings of the global political economy in the 21st century. It presents an in-depth analysis of the ways in which ritual practices are deployed, under a diverse set of political and legal…

    Hardback – 2019-06-19
    Routledge
    Globalization: Law and Policy

  • Modern Slavery and Bonded Labour in South Asia: A Human Rights-Based Approach book cover

    Modern Slavery and Bonded Labour in South Asia

    A Human Rights-Based Approach, 1st Edition

    By Elena Samonova

    This book investigates one of the most pervasive forms of modern slavery: bonded labour, whereby labour is linked with a credit agreement, leaving a debtor bound to repay their debt through long-term servitude. Drawing on cases from Nepal and India, the author adopts a human rights-based…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Asian Development

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