Anthropology: Political & Economic Anthropology

  • Nature, Choice and Social Power book cover

    Nature, Choice and Social Power

    1st Edition

    By Erica Schoenberger

    We are at an environmental impasse. Many blame our personal choices about the things we consume and the way we live. This is only part of the problem. Different forms of social power - political, economic and ideological - structure the choices we have available. This book analyses how we make…

    Paperback – 2014-08-19

  • Welfare and the Welfare State: Present and Future book cover

    Welfare and the Welfare State

    Present and Future, 1st Edition

    By Bent Greve

    The welfare state plays a key role in people’s everyday lives in developed societies. At the same time, the welfare state is contested and there are constant discussions on how and to what degree the state should intervene, influence and have an impact on the development of society. Recent years…

    Paperback – 2014-08-18

  • Political Culture, Soft Interventions and Nation Building book cover

    Political Culture, Soft Interventions and Nation Building

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tiffany Jenkins

    This book raises questions about cultural interventions, an area of investigation somewhat overlooked in place of developing a critique of political interventions. Whilst political interventions are more explicit, coercive, and have a wide-reaching impact, it is important also to examine the way…

    Hardback – 2014-07-23

  • 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

  • Why India Votes? book cover

    Why India Votes?

    1st Edition

    By Mukulika Banerjee

    Why India Votes? offers a fascinating account of the Indian electorate through a series of comprehensive ethnographic explorations conducted across the country — Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. It…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14
    Routledge India
    Exploring the Political in South 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

  • Operation Gatekeeper and Beyond: The War On

    Operation Gatekeeper and Beyond

    The War On "Illegals" and the Remaking of the U.S. – Mexico Boundary, 2nd Edition

    By Joseph Nevins

    This is a major revision and update of Nevins’ earlier classic and is an ideal text for use with undergraduate students in a wide variety of courses on immigration, transnational issues, and the politics of race, inclusion and exclusion. Not only has the author brought his subject completely up to…

    Paperback – 2013-12-06

  • 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

  • The Cultural Politics of Nationalism and Nation-Building: Ritual and performance in the forging of nations book cover

    The Cultural Politics of Nationalism and Nation-Building

    Ritual and performance in the forging of nations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rachel Tsang, Eric Taylor Woods

    Rituals and performances are a key theme in the study of nations and nationalism. With the aim of stimulating further research in this area, this book explores, debates and evaluates the role of rituals and performances in the emergence, persistence and transformation of nations, nationalisms and…

    Paperback – 2013-09-26

  • Critical Border Studies: Broadening and Deepening the 'Lines in the Sand' Agenda book cover

    Critical Border Studies

    Broadening and Deepening the 'Lines in the Sand' Agenda, 1st Edition

    Edited by Noel Parker, Nick Vaughan-Williams

    This edited collection formalises Critical Border Studies (CBS) as a distinctive approach within the interdisciplinary border studies literature. Although CBS represents a heterogeneous assemblage of thought, the hallmark of the approach is a basic dissatisfaction with the ‘Line in the Sand’…

    Hardback – 2013-08-20

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