Anthropology: Political & Economic Anthropology

  • Post-identity?: Culture and European Integration book cover


    Culture and European Integration, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard McMahon

    Collective identity, the emotionally powerful sense of belonging to a group, is a crucial source of popular legitimacy for nations. However efforts since the 1990s to politically support European integration by using identity mechanisms borrowed from nationalism have had very limited success.…

    Hardback – 2013-06-13
    Studies in European Sociology

  • 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

  • The Modern Anthropology of India: Ethnography, Themes and Theory book cover

    The Modern Anthropology of India

    Ethnography, Themes and Theory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Berger, Frank Heidemann

    The Modern Anthropology of India is an accessible textbook providing a critical overview of the ethnographic work done in India since 1947. It assesses the history of research in each region and serves as a practical and comprehensive guide to the main themes dealt with by ethnographers. It…

    Paperback – 2013-05-24

  • The World of Wal-Mart: Discounting the American Dream book cover

    The World of Wal-Mart

    Discounting the American Dream, 1st Edition

    By Nick Copeland, Christine Labuski

    This book demonstrates the usefulness of anthropological concepts by taking a critical look at Wal-Mart and the American Dream. Rather than singling Wal-Mart out for criticism, the authors treat it as a product of a socio-political order that it also helps to shape. The book attributes Wal-Mart’s…

    Paperback – 2012-12-18
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

  • 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

  • Decoding Subaltern Politics: Ideology, Disguise, and Resistance in Agrarian Politics book cover

    Decoding Subaltern Politics

    Ideology, Disguise, and Resistance in Agrarian Politics, 1st Edition

    By James C. Scott

    James C. Scott has researched and written on subaltern groups, and, in particular, peasants, rebellion, resistance, and agriculture, for over 35 years. Yet much of Scott’s most interesting work on the peasantry and the state, both conceptually and empirically, has never been published in book form.…

    Paperback – 2012-10-10
    Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

  • 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

  • Globalization from Below: The World's Other Economy book cover

    Globalization from Below

    The World's Other Economy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gordon Mathews, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Carlos Alba Vega

    This book explores globalization as actually experienced by most of the world’s people, buying goods from street vendors brought by traders moving past borders and across continents under the radar of the law. The dimensions and practices of ‘globalization from below’ are depicted and analyzed in…

    Paperback – 2012-07-30

  • Voicing Dissent: American Artists and the War on Iraq book cover

    Voicing Dissent

    American Artists and the War on Iraq, 1st Edition

    By Violaine Roussel, Bleuwenn Lechaux

    Voicing Dissent presents a unique and original series of interviews with American artists (including Guerrilla Girls on Tour, Tony Shalhoub, Shepard Fairey, Sean Astin, and many others) who have voiced their opposition to the war in Iraq. Following Pierre Bourdieu's example, these discussions…

    Paperback – 2012-07-11
    Routledge Studies in Law, Society and Popular Culture

  • 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

  • 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

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