Anthropology: Political & Economic Anthropology

  • Food in the Social Order book cover

    Food in the Social Order

    1st Edition

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1984, This work is a cross-cultural study of the moral and social meaning of food. It is a collection of articles by Douglas and her colleagues covering the food system of the Oglala Sioux, the food habits of families in rural North Carolina, meal formats in an Italian-American…

    Paperback – 2009-02-25

  • Settlers, Saints and Sovereigns: An Ethnography of State Formation in Western India book cover

    Settlers, Saints and Sovereigns

    An Ethnography of State Formation in Western India, 1st Edition

    By Farhana Ibrahim

    This book is an anthropological study located along India’s western border with Pakistan. The core arguments are situated within the context of contemporary religious nationalism, communal strife, and border politics in the Indian state of Gujarat. It seeks to understand how, within these contexts,…

    Hardback – 2008-12-31
    Routledge India
    Critical Asian Studies

  • Globalisation and Japanese Organisational Culture: An Ethnography of a Japanese Corporation in France book cover

    Globalisation and Japanese Organisational Culture

    An Ethnography of a Japanese Corporation in France, 1st Edition

    By Mitchell Sedgwick

    Globalisation – the global movement, and control, of products, capital, technologies, persons and images – increasingly takes place through the work of organisations, perhaps the most powerful of which are multinational corporations. Based in an ethnographic analysis of cross-cultural social…

    Paperback – 2008-11-28
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countries: An Anthropological Perspective book cover

    Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countries

    An Anthropological Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Laetitia Atlani-Duault

    An anthropologist among aid workers. Her objective: to study that exotic tribe, humanitarian and development workers, along with their state and non-state partners, as they "export democracy" to post-soviet countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Her method: to join the tribe for ten years.…

    Hardback – 2007-12-17
    Central Asian Studies

  • Flag, Nation and Symbolism in Europe and America book cover

    Flag, Nation and Symbolism in Europe and America

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Richard Jenkins

    Although the symbolic and political importance of flags has often been mentioned by scholars of nationalism, there are few in-depth studies of the significance of flags for national identities. This multi-disciplinary collection offers case studies and comparisons of flag history, uses and…

    Paperback – 2007-10-18

  • Contested Coastlines: Fisherfolk, Nations and Borders in South Asia book cover

    Contested Coastlines

    Fisherfolk, Nations and Borders in South Asia, 1st Edition

    By Charu Gupta, Mukul Sharma

    This book is about the tragic journeys and livelihood insecurities of coastal fisherfolk jailed by India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for having entered each other’s territorial waters. While reflecting on national anxieties and the deleterious politics of boundaries, it reveals how these…

    Hardback – 2007-09-01
    Routledge India

  • Fair Trade: The Challenges of Transforming Globalization book cover

    Fair Trade

    The Challenges of Transforming Globalization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Laura T. Raynolds, Douglas Murray, John Wilkinson

    This book explores the challenges and potential of Fair Trade, one of the world’s most dynamic efforts to enhance global social justice and environmental sustainability through market based social change. Fair Trade links food consumers and agricultural producers across the Global North/ South…

    Paperback – 2007-05-10

  • Living With Violence: An Anthropology of Events and Everyday Life book cover

    Living With Violence

    An Anthropology of Events and Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    By Roma Chatterji, Deepak Mehta

    This book gives a detailed account of the ‘communal riots’ between Hindus and Muslims in Mumbai in 1992-93. It departs from the historiography of the riot, which assumes that Hindu-Muslim conflict is independent of the participants of the violence. Speaking to and interacting with the residents of…

    Hardback – 2007-03-07
    Routledge India
    Critical Asian Studies

  • Economies and Cultures: Foundations of Economic Anthropology book cover

    Economies and Cultures

    Foundations of Economic Anthropology, 2nd Edition

    By Richard R Wilk, Lisa C. Cliggett

    This synthesis of modern economic anthropology goes to the heart of a thriving subdiscipline and identifies the fundamental practical and theoretical problems that give economic anthropology its unique strengths and vision. More than any other anthropological subdiscipline, economic anthropology…

    Paperback – 2007-01-02

  • Later Life: The Realities of Aging book cover

    Later Life

    The Realities of Aging, 6th Edition

    By Harold G. Cox

    An interdisciplinary introduction to the aging process which uses symbolic interactionism as the main theoretical perspective. Accessible, interdisciplinary coverage with chapters covering a variety of subject matter areas from biology to psychology, from economics to sociology, from political…

    Paperback – 2005-12-01

  • Money Makes Us Relatives: Women's Labor in Urban Turkey book cover

    Money Makes Us Relatives

    Women's Labor in Urban Turkey, 2nd Edition

    By Jenny B. White

    In the rural immigrant community of Istanbul, poor women spend up to fifty hours a week producing goods for export, yet deny that they actually 'work'. Money Makes Us Relatives asks why Turkish society devalues women's work, concealing its existence while creating a vast pool of cheap labor for…

    Paperback – 2004-06-24

  • Making Place: State Projects, Globalisation and Local Responses in China book cover

    Making Place

    State Projects, Globalisation and Local Responses in China, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephan Feuchtwang

    To make a place is to create a location where its creators can feel they belong. Processes of place-making are still very much ongoing today. Geographers, sociologists, political scientists and philosophers of advanced capitalism have said that place is a localisation of the global. However, the…

    Paperback – 2004-06-21

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