Anthropology: Regional Anthropology

  • The Women of the United Arab Emirates book cover

    The Women of the United Arab Emirates

    By Linda Usra Soffan

    First published in 1980, this book looks at the factors which influenced the position held by women in the United Arab Emirates in the second half of the 20th century. It argues that Islamic Law has granted women rights and privileges in the spheres of family life, marriage, education and economic…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • Changing Veils: Women and Modernisation in North Yemen book cover

    Changing Veils

    Women and Modernisation in North Yemen

    By Carla Makhlouf

    In Yemen, where current poverty is combined with a rich cultural heritage, the distinctions between the traditional and the modern are particularly difficult. First published in 1979, this is a study of social change as experienced and perceived by the women of San’a, the capital city of North…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • Change and Continuity in the Pacific: Revisiting the Region book cover

    Change and Continuity in the Pacific

    Revisiting the Region

    Edited by John Connell, Helen Lee

    Thousands of studies have been conducted by social scientists in the villages and islands, and increasingly in the towns, of the Pacific. Despite this, there are few longitudinal studies of any great depth and sophistication in the region. The contributors to this book have all conducted long term…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

  • Regional Diasporas and Transnational Flows to India: Provincial Globalisation book cover

    Regional Diasporas and Transnational Flows to India

    Provincial Globalisation

    Edited by Carol Upadhya, Mario Rutten, Leah Koskimaki

    Patterns of international migration have produced complex transnational networks that directly link towns and villages in India to people and places abroad. Although the Government of India has forged a strong relationship with Overseas Indians, the ties that migrants and diasporic groups maintain…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Land Rights, Biodiversity Conservation and Justice: Rethinking parks and people book cover

    Land Rights, Biodiversity Conservation and Justice

    Rethinking parks and people

    Edited by Sharlene Mollett, Thembela Kepe

    In the context of sustainable development recent land debates tend to construct two porous camps. On one side, land justice advocates dictate that people’s rights to tenure security are tantamount and even sometimes key to successful conservation practice. On the other hand, biodiversity protection…

    Hardback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

  • Negotiating Personal Autonomy: Communication and Personhood in East Greenland book cover

    Negotiating Personal Autonomy

    Communication and Personhood in East Greenland

    By Sophie Cäcilie Elixhauser

    Negotiating Personal Autonomy offers a detailed ethnographic examination of personal autonomy and social life in East Greenland.Examining verbal and non-verbal communication in interpersonal encounters, Elixhauser argues that social life in the region is characterized by relationships based upon a…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge
    Arctic Worlds

  • At the Mountains’ Altar: Anthropology of Religion in an Andean Community book cover

    At the Mountains’ Altar

    Anthropology of Religion in an Andean Community

    By Frank Salomon

    This book is designed to interrogate theories in the anthropology of religion through a consideration of the ritual practices and belief systems of the Andean community of Rapaz. The book demonstrates how detailed ethnographic research of a specific religious tradition can illuminate multiple,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12 
    Routledge

  • The Rise and Fall of the Amazon Rubber Industry: An Historical Anthropology book cover

    The Rise and Fall of the Amazon Rubber Industry

    An Historical Anthropology

    By Stephen L. Nugent

    In this engaging book, Stephen Nugent offers the first in-depth historical anthropology of the most widely recognised feature of the Amazonian region – the dramatic rise and fall of the Amazon rubber industry, Examining rubber in the Amazon from the perspective of a long-term extractive industry…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Behavioral Problems in Geography (1969): A Symposium book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Behavioral Problems in Geography (1969)

    A Symposium

    Edited by Kevin Cox, Reginald Golledge

    Originally published in 1969, Behavioral Problems in Geography unpacks and identifies elements of behavioral models and theories. The book seeks to examine their specific effects on spatial activity and to operationalize some of the concepts previously used in a subjective and descriptive manner.…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Global Trends in Land Tenure Reform: Gender Impacts book cover

    Global Trends in Land Tenure Reform

    Gender Impacts

    Edited by Caroline S. Archambault, Annelies Zoomers

    This book explores the gendered dimensions of recent land governance transformations across the globe in the wake of unprecedented pressures on land and natural resources. These complex contemporary forces are reconfiguring livelihoods and impacting women’s positions, their tenure security and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-06 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to British Folklore book cover

    The Routledge Companion to British Folklore

    Edited by Lizanne Henderson

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • High North Stories in a Time of Transition: Creativity, Loss, Work and Play book cover

    High North Stories in a Time of Transition

    Creativity, Loss, Work and Play

    Edited by Jan-Oddvar Sørnes, Larry Browning, Frode Fjelldal-Soelberg

    High North Stories in a Time of Transition collects multiple perspectives on the lives of people who live in the High North of Norway in a time when the petroleum boom is no longer the dominant cultural feature of the region. Utilising constructivist grounded theory, the volume comprises narrative…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

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