Anthropology: Political & Economic Anthropology

  • Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies book cover

    Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Shucksmith, David L. Brown

    Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an…

    Paperback – 2019-06-30
    Routledge

  • Government by Natural Selection book cover

    Government by Natural Selection

    1st Edition

    By Hugh Taylor

    Originally published in 1915, Government by Natural Selection looks at the historical advancement of government through the lens of the Darwinian theory of natural selection. The book examines the history of government and its formation, right up until the early 20th century, when the book was…

    Hardback – 2019-06-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Evolution

  • 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

  • Mobility, Education and Life Trajectories: New and old migratory pathways book cover

    Mobility, Education and Life Trajectories

    New and old migratory pathways, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Valentin, Karen Fog Olwig

    Migration for educational purposes, once the privilege of the upper class, has become a global mass phenomenon in recent years. This volume examines, within different cultural and historical contexts, the close relationship between migration, education, and social mobility. Adopting the perspective…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge

  • Emotions as Commodities: Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity book cover

    Emotions as Commodities

    Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eva Illouz

    Capitalism has made rationality into a pervasive feature of human action and yet, far from heralding a loss of emotionality, capitalist culture has been accompanied with an unprecedented intensification of emotional life. This raises the question: how could we have become increasingly rationalized…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Emotions

  • Markets: Perspectives from Economic and Social Theory book cover

    Markets

    Perspectives from Economic and Social Theory, 1st Edition

    By William A. Jackson

    Defining markets has never been an easy task. Despite their importance for economic theory and practice, they are hard to pin down as a concept and economists have tended to adopt simplified axiomatic models or rely on piecemeal case studies. This book argues that an extended range of theory,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Economics as Social Theory

  • 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 book introduces economic anthropology to countries where it has never been taught before, including Vietnam, China, Brazil, Argentina, and Italy. It identifies the fundamental practical and theoretical problems that give economic anthropology its unique strengths and vision.…

    Hardback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Women Soldiers and Citizenship in Israel: Gendered Encounters with the State book cover

    Women Soldiers and Citizenship in Israel

    Gendered Encounters with the State, 1st Edition

    By Edna Lomsky-Feder, Orna Sasson-Levy

    Women’s military service in Israel presents a compelling case study to explore the meaning of gendered citizenship. Lomsky-Feder and Sasson-Levy compellingly argue that women’s mandatory military service during an active ongoing violent conflict, occurring at a formative age, becomes an initiation…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • African Artisanal Mining from the Inside Out: Access, norms and power in Congo’s gold sector book cover

    African Artisanal Mining from the Inside Out

    Access, norms and power in Congo’s gold sector, 1st Edition

    By Sara Geenen

    Artisanal mining is commonly associated with violent conflict, rampant corruption and desperate poverty. Yet millions of people across Sub Sahara Africa depend on it. Many of them are living in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), home to important mineral reserves, but also to a plethora of…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

  • Borderlands in East and Southeast Asia: Emergent conditions, relations and prototypes book cover

    Borderlands in East and Southeast Asia

    Emergent conditions, relations and prototypes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yuk Wah Chan, Brantly Womack

    This book provides a glimpse into the different emergent borderland prototypes in East and Southeast Asia, with illustrative cases and discussions. Asia has contained a number of reactivated border zones since the end of the Cold War, borders which have witnessed ever greater human activity,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge

  • Towards an Anthropology of Wealth: Imagination, Substance, Value book cover

    Towards an Anthropology of Wealth

    Imagination, Substance, Value, 1st Edition

    Edited by Theodoros Rakopoulos, Knut Rio

    Aiming to redefine the concept of wealth, which has too often been reduced to merely ‘accumulated assets’, this book views wealth primarily as a question of reproduction, relational flows and life vitality. The authors therefore outline wealth as a triangular phenomenon between capital, the commons…

    Hardback – 2019-02-19
    Routledge

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